I have my Smartthings hub isolated as well. I recommend anything that takes orders from someone other than me be done that way.
The only problem with that idea is your modem. I think the ISP usually has a certain level of access to it; especially if it is an ISP-provided one.
As with anything, there are levels of concern for different things. Sometimes, it’s more hassle than it is worth to act on our privacy concerns. Sometimes, there’s just really nothing we can do about it, and we have to just accept things the way they are. Other times, we figure out a ways of mitigating such risks.
In the case of the ST hub, I hadn’t actually committed to that particular one yet, but I’m thinking about it now. I guess, since everything goes through the cloud anyway (V1), I could have it on a ‘Guest’ network and never see any difference other than knowing that I’m safer (marginally, but it is what it is; one more area where I could improve my firewall). I will be looking into it now. Thanks for the reminder.
yes my ISP can access the modem but I dont use their firewall to protect anything. Think of it like this Internet /their modem(DMZ zone) /My DMZ router (Smartthings, Bloomsky, etc) /My network router.
It kinda of keeps them off my stuff
I would like to implement this in my environment. Does your modem have a built-in WiFi AP, and that’s how you’re on their DMZ, or do you just have two WiFi routers connected to the modem’s LAN port? (I know I’m probably just missing something). I have plenty of extra routers sitting around that I could do something with.
yes it does have its own but I dont even use it. I tripple firewall. theirs then my lower router for my DMZ then another router plugged into that one that protects my network . Bloomsky and ST are between my lower and my upper
Modem/cable company router wifi…My Upper router…ST Bloomsky…My lower router…my network stuff
nvm. Didnt mean to reply to you.
DMZ is the best way to do it.
When creating the new device type for the BloomSky, does it matter what I put in for Device Network ID? I couldn’t figure it out so I just put in a random number and it works, but am wondering if something specific belongs there.
doesnt matter my id is bloomsky
Are both of the sections of code listed above “apps,” or is one for creating a new device type? I just need to know where to enter the code in my graph.api… smartthings site.
The URL should depict which is which.
Please continue the discussion about wifi security elsewhere, I suggest:
I have linked your off topic posts to the network security topic for your convenience =D
Maybe a mod would move these to the linked topic? @slagle Would you be so kind?
What is everyone doing for mount and power?
It comes with a Mount and Solar for power.
That said, I can post a pic of what I do after this weekend as my first one is supposed to arrive today!
It also comes with an AC power adapter. So, I use that while configuring the unit in my house, before taking it outside to mount it. Then, I will connect the solar panel.
Scroll up ,there are a few pics of the way some that already received theirs, mounted them.
Ya know…yesterday, when I looked back up at the first one that I posted and saw the same image there as when I first posted it, I thought perhaps I had just not refreshed the page yet or something. If I had just refreshed, I would have discovered this.
Thanks for looking closer at it.
Is there any chance you could change it to use a static URL, and/or provide us with a separate, private URL that is static so that we can at least access the pic from our own BloomSky whenever we want from outside of the BloomSky app or the official web page for it?
This would be great!
Just checked my inbox. Got mine as well! Hooray - another ‘toy’ to play with.
I sent you a PM a little bit ago. I have an internal module. Let me know what you need for testing this out.
so should I fill out the second “invitation” and just relocate it to a friends house? Or just let it expire?
Whats the group think?