hornbyben You are going to hate me as I will keep asking questions. I am going to read Loxone and also Lutron, Crestron and Control4.
Direct network cable is always the best. This is something we did not plan. I can’t break the already refurbished wall after all the work.
I assume you replaced only the light switches and not all the wall sockets for power cables. I also hope we can do Wifi over those momentary switches connected to AP via the switch —> modem router —> firewall.
We already have a good set up for burglar alarm, fire alarm and Hive for heater / hot water.
The home automation will focus on lights, a few sockets (not all), blinds / curtains, and finally entertainment. The network will stay out of the mix.
There is a proposal to call and review the doors and windows for energy efficiency as the property is > 40 years old ; perhaps, Banham for the door. I am thinking if I should go the smart doors way with a manual control over ride.
I will be calling one of the local companies to take a look at the doors and windows.
Please share, if you don’t mind. if you have any documents, which may have or put together.
If any of you know a decent home security company who may be able to visit, assess and give a free quote, please do let me know.