I know there are many threads on the discontinuation of the v1 hub and the move to Aeotec Smart Home Hub but I am wondering what this means going forward.
As a v1 owner with dozens of devices that has yet to migrate (yes I know I have only 15 days!), I was disappointed to learn Aeotec will be taking over the hardware. I have had many of their z-wave devices over the years and I am not fond of them. While they have a great form factor and look pretty, I have found them to be unreliable and very expensive.
What happens if Aeotec decides to get out of the hub business? How long will Samsung continue to provide firmware updates?
Maybe this is a good time for me to jump ship that competitor (hint… rhymes with cat). I have had nothing but problems since moving to the new app last summer. Most recently, SmartThings Home Monitor disappeared from my app. I assumed it had been moved somewhere hard to find like many components and didn’t have a chance to look into it. But after I successfully ran my disarm scene the other night, my alarm fired when I came home at 11:30 waking up my kids. (A reinstall of the app did fix this). Plus, why does it take a least a full 2 seconds to refresh the status of my devices and why does it frequently show them offline briefly? I digress…
Side note… while I knew this was coming, I never received an email reminder (and discount code for that matter) and only briefly saw a notice in the app a few days ago. Thanks Samsung!