Hello all! I’m new here.
I have been looking into home automation for a while, and decided now is the time.
Before I go ahead and spend a ton of $ on it, I wanted to make sure my needs will be met! There’s a lot of information out there, but it is overwhelming and sometimes difficult to figure out exactly what every device does.
Here is what I’m looking to do.
Run a ‘Goodnight’ schedule where all my smart switches turn off (Lutron Caseta).
a. This turns all the lights off in the house,.
b. Turns the lights in the bedroom on.
c. Turns the bedroom TV on.
d. Turns the bathroom light on.
This all seems easy enough, except for the TV. It is an older TV, so it doesn’t have any smart apps/integration.
If I place a Harmony hub close to the TV and FiOS STB, can I have the Harmony hub turn the TV and STB on? I don’t have a Harmony remote (Well, I do, but it is 5 years old).
The next question I have is can SmartThings be controlled by Amazon Echo/Alexa? Can I ask Alexa to run a SmartThings routine? The routine wouldn’t exist in the Alexa app, but only on SmartThings.
Can I say "Alexa, run ‘Goodnight routine’, or something like this?
Can SmartThings run routines based on your presence?
Using presence keyfobs (or something like this), can SmartThings “KNOW” when you leave the house?
My goal here is to run a routine when no keyfobs are present.
a. Turn off all lights.
b. Turn off all TVs.
c. Turn on alarm system (other SmartThings sensors)
d. Lock all doors
Can SmartThings run different tasks based on the time?
For example, if #4 is possible, can you then set it to do different things when the 1 or more presence fobs returns?
a. If it is before 10:00pm, turn on the living room TV and the living room lights.
b. If it is after 10:00pm, turn on the bedroom TV and the bedroom lights.
If you internet/wifi is down, will SmartThings still work? I read that the Lutron integration is cloud-to-cloud, so I don’t think this would work.
Thank you so much for your time!