Creating a hub in our kitchen
Go Lutron for lighting (Caseta or RA2 Select). Its the cheapest system that does scenes right - fast, responsive snd bulletproof. Nothing is more annoying than light switches not working. And, if you want to add window treatments later, its pretty easy (but expensive).
Pick Amazon or Google. You have Nest and Ring. Nest is Google, Ring is Amazon. So you’ll have to replace one of those devices. Get either an Amazon Show or Google Home Hub touchscreen device for the kitchen. Handles the doorbell integration well and they’re great for cooking.
I prefer Google. The integration is tighter and feels more professional to me. Plus, with the Nest lock, it’ll only get better.
You *could* go to a full automation hub, but most people don’t need them if all they want is control. Google Home and Alexa will work for most just fine. When you start needing one, you’ll know, and it’ll cost you the same whether you do it now or later, so I’d hold off on that for now.
Last edited by Lindahl; 03-04-2019 at 06:37 AM.