Having looked into the various ways of home automation, I finally settled on WeMo to start with. Instead of having smart bulbs, I just want to put in smart switches, for now.
I have installed 1 WeMo so far, and it’s pretty legit to say the least. I may get some Phillips HUE lights as well and integrate the HUE Hub with the Home Remote layout.
I also found Home Remote to control many automation devices. This is cross-platform control software, you design your own layout with the designer and upload it to your device. Below is a tour of my first layout.