Smartthings, like most mesh controllers, is really easy to move.
Just unplug or physically disconnect everything at the old location. Do not delete or exclude devices.
When you set up at new house, change the hub’s geolocation.
Put all the devices in their new positions.
Now unplug the hub for 15 minutes, then plug back in. (That will refresh the zigbee routing.)
Then run the Zwave Repair utility to refresh the zwave address tables.
That should do it. One of the great things about mesh is it requires very little human intervention to maintain address tables, even if you move the whole network across town.
Storing Battery-powered Devices
I personally always remove batteries before storing devices for a few months, but I know a lot of people don’t. This is less important if the boxes will be stored in the regular temperature controlled area of the home. But if they’re going to be stored anywhere where the temperature might go above 90 F, including commercial storage, I would definitely remove the batteries.
Geopresence Based on Device Connecting to Your WiFi Router
One more moving tip: if you also move your WiFi router from the old home to the new one, Geopresence will be confused for awhile.
This is because WiFi stations don’t know their own street addresses. This is information stored in your ISP’s account database, associated with the MAC address, and then shared with some other geopresence services.
Getting this updated can take a few weeks, and during that time some location services will think you’re at your old address when you’re home at your new address and connected to the WiFi.
If you get a new WiFi router for your new home this won’t be an issue, it’s only when you’re using a device with a MAC address registered to your old address.
Also, because this information gets shared, it may update with one service before another gets it.
So just something to be aware of if you use geopresence.