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
Nest Thermostat
Amazon Alexa
Show –
Echo –
Dot –
LIFX Light Bulbs
Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, WiFi, 8 Zone 2nd Generation
Arlo VMS3130 Indoor/Outdoor Night Vision Security System
Yale Real Living Keyed Touchscreen Deadbolt
Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control, Hub and App,
—- Items I use all the time for my Home Automation —-
Z-Wave Stick Hardware –
Raspberry Pi –
Raspberry Pi Starter Kit –
Smartthings V2 HUB –
Wink Hub –
Vera Hub –

—-My Camera Video Gear —-
Sony A6500 –
Smallrig Cage for Sony A6500 –
Sony 10-18mm Wide-Angle Zoom Lens –
Rode VideoMic –