Home automation system overview

It occurred to me that anyone coming here can’t see inside my head and probably don’t know my overall design for this system. Honestly, neither do I at this stage but I have a rough idea. Every development project changes as you go, especially when learning new things. Here is my design as it stands…

Here’s one I prepared earlier

Skipping ahead a little bit, I have run all the cabling for lights, switches and networks. For switches, I was using CAT5 Ethernet cable but int he end didn’t like it for the use even though it would be greatly flexible for future additions of POE (Power-over-ethernet) networked devices for control but I figured that…