I have a contractor who has asked me to identify things I want in my home that we're building. Standard stuff like toilet, faucets, paint colors, floor materials, etc. I indicated I wanted a connected-home in everything short of window-shades (simply due to cost) and he asked me to build a list of things I wanted. I want Home Kit compatible items that will be controlled by my iPad Mini on iOS 10 that will be docked into the wall of the entry-way. There is also a 4th Gen AppleTV in two rooms of the house and one could be always-on. Here are devices I want to be connected: Lighting (both bulbs and a strip that will be under my cabinets in the kitchen and under the cabinets where I make espresso every morning) Thermostat (upstairs & downstairs or one w/ sensors in various rooms) Dead-bolt Two doors, one single hung door and one double hung french door Waterproof outside cameras and one in the entryway Wireless Audio in 3 of the rooms and eventually 2 outside (thinking Sonos) Inside weather sensor but I'd like one that has inside & outside on one control monitor and feeds data to Wunderground I think i want those Elgato window sensors but I have 20 windows. Not sure there's a real need at this point Three ceiling fans that are home kit enabled An automatic flood light where I'd get a push notification if motion is detected Plugs that are HomeKit enabled so I can see how much watts are being used and kill power to the plug if I want. I'd like to know watt usage independently per outlet. HomeKit smoke detectors (4 of them) I think that's it for stage I but more stuff will be outside next year when I get the lawn done w/ a patio setup. It seems like shopping for this stuff, there's very few HomeKit devices and every device has pros and a lot of cons. I'd like a system that works w/o an outside server and can just be self-hosted in my home. AppleTV can act as the bridge and I have server space in my house to host any gateways that are needed. Since walls aren't even up, I have an opportunity to do everything right from the start. There will be Cat5e ports in every room, 3 wireless access points, two apple notebooks, 2 iPads and one iMac.