Yep, pretty simple title for a pretty simple subject. This year has been one for connectivity and automation. I have added a full-time media server at home for all my movies, TV shows and music. I have a simple, but working, security camera set up to watch the main entry into my house. I have 2 automated switches on 2 of my lights that can be programmed and turned on/off remotely. I want more, though. I can see how people can get wrapped up in home automation – it is some cool stuff.
Here is the short list of stuff I want to add over the next year or so to really outfit my house.
- Phillips Hue Connected LED lights. Control color and power for up two 50 bulbs. Remotely.
- Nest Thermostat v2. Control HVAC remotely, and it learns and adapts to help conserve energy.
- Belkin WeMo Motion switch. Set up an ITTT for switches for when motion is detected – txt me when someone comes into the house…
- Phillips iSight Home Monitor video cameras – pretty self explanatory.
These all range in price from $100 to $300, so I wont be getting them all in one fail swoop. However, one at a time over the next year is doable.