I quickly decided to buy the WiFi-Link which then allowed me control from my phone via the free app. I felt that this left a lot to be desired - admittedly it probably didn't help that I only had one device. I spent some time researching computer software that would allow me to connect different technologies to my system, something that I could keep growing and didn't keep me locked in to one manufacturers ecosystem. I found many options such as HomeSeer and Indigo, all of which had a very high price tag which I couldn't justify. I then turned to open source software and came across Domoticz.
I installed Domoticz on an old computer that didn't have much in the way of power but was more than enough to run Ubuntu 14.04 and Domoticz. Initially I had no way of connecting my LightwaveRF devices to the system I had - I did however at this point find out I could connect my Harmony Hub remote control system to the software which caused me much excitement anticipating what I could do in the future. I sold my WiFi-Link on eBay and with the funds I purchased an RFXtrx433E - this is the hardware Domoticz needed to connect to my LightwaveRF switch. Another thing I discovered at this point is that I could receive temperature and humidity from some Oregon Scientific sensors that I had from a weather station clock, further exciting me about what was to come.
Since I first installed Domoticz I have played with many of the features, created scenes, events and even a floor plan which shows all of my devices. I have added six LightwaveRF Sockets which I use to control a range of permanent and temporary devices. For example I use one plugged in to warm bottles of milk for my daughter, the extensive features of Domoticz means that I have set the bedroom lights to flash when it is finished. I also have one plugged in to a dehumidifier which, when combined with data from one of the humidity sensors, comes on at 60%RH (reletive humidity) and turns off at 52&RH.