New Full Home System (Security - Heating - Garden - Lighting - Entertainment) Hi all, I'm looking for some guidance and help please. I'm wanting to do a whole system of automation within the house over probably 3 or 4 stages as we work round re-doing the house. Firstly I'm looking for the Security and Garden section Security Ideal Requirements: - identify someone by facial or geo and then open an electronic driveway gate (10ft) or possibly a pedestrian gate (presume for the smaller size could use a smart lock?) - video doorbell which then unlocks smart door lock (again with geo ideally so don't need to unlock myself) - security light and camera (something like Netamo?) but if this could be used to do the IQ part of the video doorbell unlocking with IFTTT (can be wired in) - 2 x additional security camera (ideally POE as got network cables already there only) - controlled into an alarm system. Already have one in the house with sensors so would be good to reuse those. It's a Visonic modern system but not smart enabled. - not concerned by internal cameras, but would be useful to potentially have ability later on if something like amazon key comes to the UK Garden - smart sprinker system (Gardena or Green IQ was considering) needs to be able to control/run 3-4 systems off 3 different taps (A - 4 x pop up sprinkers / B - large drip irrigation system possibly needs to be split in 2 / C - 1 seep system of 1 tap / D - small drip irrigation system) - smart mower which communicates in this system (doesn't mow then sprinkling) Lighting Existing wired lighting system so looking to replace at the switch level rather than bulbs. Have a complicated 8-gang switch in the main lounge though happy to have 2 x 4 controls. Would like ability to do mood lighting with various zones etc. Ability to have a few smart bulbs within the set up would be useful. Heating Smart heating control - have a underfloor heating system already with an Air Source heat pump, already extensively zoned. 3 main thermostats control the main zone areas of the open plan of the house. There are then the bedrooms and bathrooms. Would be quite happy for those to be not smart if that's possible and helps keep cost down. The current ones don't seem to learn the house very well (non-smart) as we have a large amount of south facing glass so the temperature in winter is very variable with a slow action system seems inefficient. Cooling - going to be adding an airconditioner to the south facing bedroom only - again be useful for this to be automated if possible. Entertainment & Other I have a nvidia shield (hardwired to the PC), LG OLED, Corsair One PC and Sonos soundbar. Google WiFi (2 bases) though have to also use BT Homehub to do the internet only with BT TV unable to worth through Google/CISCO only unfortunately, CISCO switch. Have also got a QNAP server but not used it much since nvidia shield. I'm not sure what other sound / entertainment options would be useful to include - things like autoplaying music upon arrival, buttons/smart options for selected playlists or option when selecting movie to the set the lighting moods. Automating blinds would be helpful but not essential. ------------------------------------------- Hopefully that helps give an overall idea and be happy to give any more information as I work through them. Have done a lot of research but struggling on the security elements and then what's best with the others. I'd think IFTTT could do a lot of the taking between systems but also happy to be Apple Homekit based but not much experience with it. Or other systems if they'd be better. Thanks!