Just purchased new house having not been a homeowner for 8 months and looking into building a new smart home system. I’m guessing home assistant has moved on quite a bit since I removed it from my house nearly a year ago to sell!
The first two or three things we want to pick up are a video doorbell and thermostat, and an outdoor camera or two.
We had a ring doorbell 2 in our old house because we were limited at the time by the lack of wiring for a doorbell and the market at the time, but have more freedom in the new house with an existing doorbell. Is it worth buying into the nest ecosystem? Or is eufy a better option with local storage? Home assistant integration is key.
I guess if the nest doorbell is worth buying it probably makes sense to get the nest thermostat too, but are others a better bet? Again preference for HA integration.
As for cameras, really only want a couple of outdoor ones, and am considering going for a nvr and poe cameras, unless the eufy ones are decent and could bundle up with a eufy doorbell?
TLDR, if you were starting from scratch, what doorbell, thermostat and cameras would you go for?