Home Automation on Lower Budget.. Legrand Unity vs. Leviton Omni
Ok.. So we are building our home and thinking of adding in a home automation system but with a lower budget in mind.. We don't need "extreme" automation but rather like the idea of having a whole house audio system, intercom, door/patio cameras, and control over some of the lighting.. I went to a control4 dealer and mentioned what I was looking for an he was already saying at minimum I was looking at over 20k.. Reason I even went to control4 was because I heard it was more on the lower end.. So with that in mind I went back to researching and found two systems that may be in my budget.. The first was the Legrand OnQ Unity System and the other was going with the Leviton OmniPro..
Unity system you get whole house audio, intercom, lighting, and cameras.. From what I have found online you can get an 8 room package for 7k but I would need a little more as I wanted more zones but from my research it looks like it can be had for under 10k and thats going with an ultimate system.. Literally speakers in every room, audio control in every room and intercom in almost every room.. Plus having like 4 lcd displays.. The only downfall to this system is I am not sure what kind of remote access it has.. I wold like a system that I can control music and lights from my iphone or ipad..
The Leviton Omni system looks like it will be a bit more expensive but also incorparates a full alarm system.. I am still doing my research on this system so I dont have too much information..
Anyway.. I was hoping that maybe some of you on here might have some input.. We are honestly looking to keep the system at 10k or lower..