I need help designing my system! The core premise of the system design is twofold: 1) needs to operate WITHOUT internet and 2) must be able to scale up in complexity.
I have divided my “build” into 3 phases for both cost control and my own sanity as I am new to this subject.
- Phase 1 - Basic home security - Door/window/motion alarms with audible sound at control panel.
- Phase 2 - Smart doorbell and outdoor camera (with remote viewing, voice response), smoke alarm/carbon monoxide detection interface
- Phase 3 - Home automation - smart thermostat (with shutoff upon fire alarm), remote door entry (with physical lock access like Schlage Camelot), garage door opener, lights
I want everything to be wireless, preferably. I rather not get into having to upgrade my electric right now. In the interim, I hope to have low battery warnings. I also want to eventually add professional monitoring.
First question - can Z-wave and SuretyDIY provide a system which does not require internet to work? Specifically with the later phase functions. Also, is it all wireless?
Second - To begin with phase 1, do I only need the control panel and the sensors I wish to have?
If there is anything I’m not thinking about that you think might be important to consider, PLEASE let me know!