Well, we’ve had SmartThings installed in house since January and things have gone very well so far. We live in a brand new build 1350 sq foot house and our detached garage was recently built. So I just tried to expand our current implementation and now I’m going crazy!
- Schlage Camelot Lock
- SmartSense Open/Close
- GE Light Switch
- SmartSense Moisture (fridge)
- SmartSense Moisture (dishwasher)
With this, everything works great. I have near real time reporting on all my devices.
Then I decided to add these items:
6. Schlage Camelot Lock
7. Schlage Camelot Lock
8. Ecolink Open/Close
(Note: I also have a Chamberlain MyQ Garage door, Sonos and Harmony remote paired with SmartThings, but I didn’t include them in the “devices” above)
This added to SmartThings just fine, however it never works! (It’s currently locked but the app shows it unlocked. It also hasn’t shown any activity since right after it was installed).
The install on this went sideways. When I tried to include it in the SmartThings network I had an issue. SmartThings reported the lock was successfully added, however at the same time the lock flashed the red X that the pairing failed. I’ve since not been able to get this lock on the network.
I easily paired this device from the garage at the final location. It seems to work fine, except it doesn’t report accurately. (It hasn’t reported any activity today and my wife and I both used that door this morning to leave for work).
What have I done?
Well, I figured I might be having a range/interference issue with the hub. So, the permanent place I was keeping the hub is in the basement just below the half bathroom in this shot. I decided to move the hub upstairs and it’s currently in the living room with a direct line of site to the back door. This didn’t change any of the issues I’ve been having.
I do have another GE light switch being shipped as I write this. My plan was to install it in the garage, but I could put it at the back door (#6). Would this help me at all?