The short version: Is there a local alternative to the SmartThings hub for controlling simple local actions such as turning on multiple switches with a single switch (ie ‘The Big Switch’ or the Enerwave 7 button controller)?
The longer version: One of, if not the, primary reason I installed smart things and a dozen z-wave devices in the first place was to allow me to simplify the switch layout in my 70’s ‘custom’ (ie a little weird) home. The two functions that I use most on ST are an Enerwave 7 button in wall controller to switch on and off several lamps/lights in my living room, and the ‘Big Switch’ app to control two separate light switches from one in a bedroom. Unfortunately after almost a year of trying, smart things is not performing satisfactorily in either of these applications. The Enerwave is not working at all currently (see ZWN-SC7 Enerwave 7 Button Scene Controller) and the big switch has an extremely variable delay and only about a 95% success rate, which makes it hard to trust. I would like to take these two functions (and possibly a couple of motion triggered lights ) and move them to some sort of simple, reliable local control. Can the Enerwave be programmed to directly control the lights in question without the ST hub? Or is there a simple local hub that could perform these actions?
It sounds like the hub v2 may solve my issues, but there is no definite timeline for release, and I am not too keen to invest good money after bad on this problem without knowing that these issues will be addressed with local control. I am also happy to leave ST running to control some less timing critical applications such as my thermostats (although I wish that was reliable!) and porch light.