Recently moved into a new condo (1100 square feet) and I'm looking at automation options for control of lighting. Having gone the professional route before (Control4) as a previous condo, I feel that DIY solutions are right for me and my budget this time around as Control4 was overkill. I have experience with Z wave previously, and it's both far too flaky, and the design of the switches look too clunky for me.
Based on the reading I've done here, I think that Caseta can meet the majority of what I'm after. Basic on/off/dim/scene control from a smartphone. Although they would be nice, motion sensors and room by room control are not deal breakers for me, so I'm not sure the upgrade to RA2 is warranted in this case.
However, I am looking at doing a whole home solution here, albeit within a condo. Total of about 15 dimmers and switches. 1100 square feet as mentioned above, single level with brick and concrete walls. It's an 1800s factory conversion.
My concern is with a 30 foot device limit. The condo was built with home automation in mind and includes a networking closet for rack equipment. I'd like to store the smart bridge pro in there. Will the switches and dimmers act as repeaters/extenders? The bridge will never be more than 30 feet away from a switch, but will a switch/dimmer repeat the signal if I'm trying to turn on switch that's 100 feet away?
Are there any other limitations I should be aware of when looking at a whole home approach with Caseta? I am aware of the 50 device limit and will be significantly under this.