I control all of my Christmas lights via smartthings. Some strings are controlled via outlets that are switched via a permanently installed zwave switch, but many are controlled via an outdoor zwave outlet/chord such as the GE 12720 which I typically unplug and store after I take the lights down. My question is, what is the best practice for using these “temporary” devices. I tend to remove them in ST if they aren’t going to be active, I think during one of times when I was having some issues support or this forum may have recommended removing these devices which were “offline” so this basic practice has stuck with me.
and some basic questions:
- If I have a device in ST that will be inactive (no power) for a long time, does this cause a problem ?
- Is there a feature I am not aware of like “suspend a device” so that ST doesn’t bother to poll it ?