Hi folks, I’m trying to figure out the best (for my needs…) design for what I’m trying to accomplish.
What I Have…
2Gig GoControl system from Vivint that I’ll be liberating shortly.
1 HD ADC fixed cam
wireless motion detector
Wired door contact sensors left over from a previous system that are interfaced with the 2gig.
1 Kwikset smartcode Zwave lock controlled by the 2Gig.
2Gig TS1 remote panel
Nest Gen 2 thermostat
Alarm.com/Vivint iOS apps managing the whole thing.
What I really want…
I want to lower my monitoring bill and control my own system
I want to add a second Kwikset Zwave deadbolt
I want to have plugs and switches I can control and set rules for, I’d love for those switches to be smart enough to know there is no one in the room.
For example, my kids leave lights on all the time. I’d love to use a motion sensor to determine that there is or is not a kid in a room, and if not, shut the light off. Otherwise, with no motion, maybe shut the light off at certain times of the day, like when they’ve just left for school. *Bonus would be if those motions would tell the Nest there was no one home.
I want geofencing to control the Nest and be able to bring the heat up when someone gets close enough to home.
Same for locks, I would like to say “All locks should be closed at 7am” for example.
I’ll eventually want to add lighting, so something that can control that would be great, either via switches / plugs or maybe something else, Hue like.
All needs to be iOS controllable.
So, that’s basically my list. I’m trying to decide what I can control with the 2Gig and what I can’t. If I can’t, does it make sense to go get a gateway like a Vera, Revolv or Smartthings?
If so, what’s the upside / downside and how does it all play nicely with the 2Gig?
Thanks in advance!