So far I have not had to do any coding.
I figured by the time I completed a MQTT based roll-your-own system Google would have this all figured out and the cost per node would drop like a rock out of china;
I have these nodes all accessible from apps and voice, local and remote:
- Front porch and walkway timed light
- Kitchen video smart display (Lenovo)
- Google home devices in bedroom and shop
- 1st floor room lights and sockets with routines
- Outside lights
- Security system (nest)
- In home temperature and humidity monitor
- Wyze & old Dlink Cameras
- Orbit sprinkler control
In que to install:
- Ceiling fan controls
- Shelly 1 wifi relays modules as add-in to existing wall switches
Working on building:
- Roller shade controls [very expensive to buy completed] investigating china made roller motors and some form of Sonoff control.
- Garage door controls
- Hot tub monitor
- More outdoor cameras
- Moes (3 way switches)
- Merkury bulb (wall mart)
- Shelly (Allterco)
- Seems like every device manufacture has their own app. uggh!
- China manufactures are starting to settle on Smart Things, eWelink or Tuya Smart
- Some manufactures rename the same app and service, you can easily end up installing two of the same service and get duplicate devices under Google Home.
- Vendor finger pointing. Google support is “OK” but when non google devices do not work its hard to get someone to own up.
- Non Google video cameras not integrated into Google Home yet (controlling Wyze cameras with IFTTT and geo-fences)