Home Automation: Where to start?
Is there a standard to look for when buying connected devices? Is there a single system that can control all or most home automation things? I know Apple has HomeKit, are there others that have a good range or supported devices?
The types of things I am looking to connect:
Security System - Door and motion sensors with panel, most likely monitored
Indoor and Outdoor Security Cameras - 4 outdoor PoE, 2-3 indoor wireless battery
Thermostat - ecobee or similar
Wireless Home Audio - streaming from phone or media center
Ring Doorbell - could just use outdoor camera, but I like that its tied to doorbell
Before investing in these types of things, what should we be looking for?