I’m new to the Automation world, and commencing a house build in a couple of months, and looking to build an automation layer into the build. I much rather the idea of the Home Assistant approach that gives me full flexibility moving forward over one of the more traditional “Home Automation” systems (cbus/crestron/control4 etc - which all seem to lock you into their proprietry systems and hardware) - I’m sure i’m preaching to the converted here.
However, whilst I love tech and gadgets, i’m time poor and don’t want to build a rod for my own back longer term.
As such I’m looking for someone on the ground in Sydney (AU) to help design and support - any recommendations?
Primary requirements are: lighting control, heating/cooling control, blinds, access. Then there’s additional things such as pool heating/lighting, sonos, etc.
I plan on installing Ubiquity/Unifi networking gear and highly likely their security/camera system too.
Thanks in advance - Scott