Best Home Automation HUB for you!

You could be looking to automate a simple task, or thinking you want to have the most automated home on the street, first thing you need to know is what system (and HUB) will be right for you.
In this video I take a look at some of the most popular options for controlling and managing your smart home, point out some pro’s and con’s of each, and outline which use case would be best for each.

Once you get your Smart Hub up and running, you will need to get yourself some IoT devices, the internet of things!  A simple place to start is with some light bulbs, plugin modules or motion sensors.

If you would like to control z-Wave switches and devices you will need one of these for openHAB.
If you are ready to jump in, here are the links for the products in the video, they are the top products for home automation in 2017.
Ring Doorbell
http://geni.us/6C80Q
Nest Thermostat
http://geni.us/4ofAkAS
Amazon Alexa
Show – http://geni.us/vhtBzJn
Echo – http://geni.us/zDDU5A
Dot –http://geni.us/cGl6H
LIFX Light Bulbs
http://geni.us/fLi7nu6
Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, WiFi, 8 Zone 2nd Generation
Arlo VMS3130 Indoor/Outdoor Night Vision Security System
http://geni.us/MVE4
Yale Real Living Keyed Touchscreen Deadbolt
http://geni.us/Gntq
Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control, Hub and App,
http://geni.us/i4Zrcg5
—- Items I use all the time for my Home Automation —-
Z-Wave Stick Hardware – http://geni.us/AAuj
Raspberry Pi – http://geni.us/tqi8aJ8
Raspberry Pi Starter Kit – http://geni.us/uzEZ
Smartthings V2 HUB – http://geni.us/0d5sjq
Wink Hub – http://geni.us/c4Yb8lZ
Vera Hub – http://geni.us/2axB3iV

—-My Camera Video Gear —-
Sony A6500 – http://geni.us/K7TXY
Smallrig Cage for Sony A6500 – http://geni.us/0iRLAhf
Sony 10-18mm Wide-Angle Zoom Lens – http://geni.us/Aw3QQp
Rode VideoMic – http://geni.us/06mh26