My name is Frankwin and I’m in Meridian, ID. We just bought a new house and I installed my Sense last night. I’m now anxiously waiting for it to do it’s thing and for some bubbles to show up. I did already use it to determine that what I thought were LED flood lights in my ceiling are actually regular incandescent bulbs (using 60 Watt each when I turn them on) so those are going to be replaced with some LED lights soon (Actually ordered 12 Sengled BR30 smart LED bulbs for that). I’m quite a bit into Home Automation, etc and have currently 6 x Google Home speakers, a variety of smart light bulbs (Philips Hue, Sengled and TP Link), an EcoBee 3 Plus Thermostat, August smart lock, Garadget Garage Door opener, a Circle, Ecobee Vacuum, a couple of Wyze cams, a variety of smart plugs and finally a Samsung SmartThings hub with a variety of Sensors installed in our new home. I do also have a blog around Smart Home Automation (https://homeautomationstuff.blogspot.com) that I’ll be writing for again now that I’m done moving (except an article on Sense within in the next few weeks for example). I’m always looking for article ideas btw and if anyone has any spare smart home stuff let me know
I’m a Software Developer in my daily life and in my spare time I’m working on my own SmartHome Automation system/app/etc as I’m kind of tired having about 15 different applications on my phone to control the various things in my house. I’ve tried out HomeAssistant and OpenHAB but neither really meet my personal needs. If anyone is interested in collaborating on this effort shoot me a note. The system is currently being developed in C# with a Angular front end. The phone app is likely going to be a Xamarin app.