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a) In the living room, the lights hum when low, so he just wants to make them a few % brighter for that scene. I'm sure there are other scenes that he'll want to modify as well.2) WiFi in the office (middle of house) and master bedroom (back of house) on the 3rd floor isn't great
b) He wants Home and Away functionality by the front door and garage
c) Goodnight/House Off in the master bedroom, etc.
d) Vacation schedule when they're away from the house
e) Turn off the rest of the house when everyone's eating a meal
f) Overall improved useability - tying the lighting and keypad buttons in with other subsystems
a) Can he do all of the programming through the Home Control app, or does he need to take the training (lutron.learn.com) and download the PC Essentials software? The training is roughly 2 hours long? Does he need anything from the original purchaser to register?2) Expanding control:
b) Can I assume that both of these tools will be able to load the current config from the running system? Or does he need to reach out to the installer to get the current running config?
a) With Radio RA2, he should be able to do some basic Sonos control, starting with on/off so that he can turn the music on/off from a keypad button instead of the app - assuming that this can be integrated into the existing keypads and don't require Pico remotes?3) Improving the network
b) Connect the Lutron and Sonos systems to IFTTT (I'm aware of all the issues around cloud control, but as long as he's aware of it, it gives him a place to start before he takes it to the next level.)
c) Leveraging IFTTT - there's an IFTTT rule to have the Sonos systems play a doorbell chime when the Ring doorbell is pressed. I would assume there'd be some ability to tie Nest in with the Radio RA2 system as well, but haven't looked into that too much.
d) I'm 99% sure there's a Lutron Connect Bridge installed, but I need him to verify this. Any special steps he'll need to take to gain access to this for remote access? Does the previous owner need to grant him access, or can he take control of it with only the information on the unit (serial, MAC address, etc.)?
a) I love the Ubiquiti ceiling APs - does anyone have experience with the in-wall units? I was thinking of putting one of these behind the master bedroom TV to improve WiFi in the master bedroom and office on the 3rd floor4) Putting an iPad in the kitchen, so that they don't have to take out their phones to control the music, see who's at the door, etc. I've used the iPort iPad charging system and love it because you don't have to fumble with the charging cable - are there any better and cheaper options that you'd recommend?
b) There's neither Ethernet nor conduit in the garage, so I'd look to put a regular Ubiquiti AP in the guest room closet where there is an Ethernet connection - the guest room is right next to the garage and is towards the front/middel of the house. I'm not sure that the 5GHz band would be great in the garage, but 2.4GHz would likely make it through the closet door (appears to be solid wood?) and walls just fine - anyone know the network requirements for a Peloton bike? Also note that the Radio RA2 wireless repeater is in this closet.
c) Would see if he wants to upgrade to a PoE switch so that he doesn't have a lot PoE injectors hanging off of the switch to power the APs - anyone have experience with the Ubiquiti Gen 2 switches yet? Not a requirement, but would be nice. I'd also probably just leave the existing router/AP combo on the middle level for the time being.