Hmm... Ra2 doesn’t seem to be avail in Canada. Would Luton Caseta be an equivalent?RadioRa2. More expensive than most of the system you read about but it works.
You don't want to get a cloud based system. And stay away from the Google / Apple / Amazon folks because they only maintain their product lines until they are bored.
Ok - I'll search for Ra2s in Canada... See how expensive/feaible it is.Ra2 is definitely available in Canada but it may be distributed as a pro system. Lutron's lineup goes from Caseta as entry level, RadioRa Select, RadioRa2, Homeworks as the high end. Caseta has a max limitation of devices on one controller. But some automation systems support more than one controller that gets around that limitation. myServer is one of those.
Caseta is not an "equivalent" to RadioRa2 but uses very similar communications method (patented by Lutron). So it's a good choice but not as full featured as Ra2. Likely not the durability either. I view it as more similar to the zillion of Z-Wave switches that are available at same price point.
Oh not taken as rude - I appreciate your feedbackNot to be rude, but if you are used to Kasa and Wemo pricing, you won't purchase RadioRa2 as that will be about 6-7X the price.
Kasa and Wemo are the bottom of the market, just ontop of Sonof and Shelley.
Both Kasa and Wemo use proprietary (at last check) communication protocols which restrict which rest of system components you can use. Highly NOT recommended.
Sounds like you should be looking at Qubino for Z-Wave stuff which will enable just about any Z-Wave devices (lots). Better quality but inexpensive. Caseta would be a good replacement, but that's only for lighting as a general statement.
As I always state, you should decide if you are going to automate lots of stuff and if so, then your first decision is on the automation controller platform. THEN you purchase rest of stuff that is compatible with the automation controller. You should NOT select lighting as first if you anticipate expanding your system beyond lighting.