Ok, I’ve had a mish-mash of home automation gear for a while. Z-wave, Lutron, zigbee, X10, etc. No doubt some of it is incorrectly configured. But I’m willing to reset things and start from scratch, from time to time.
My question is how to best integrate a v2 ST hub with a v2 Philips Hue setup AND use a Samsung plug module to extend the zigbee range. This one:
What should I set up first? Or perhaps it’s better asked, if I have a working ST v2 hub then how should I reset the Hue bridge and its devices to have them ‘properly’ integrated with the ST zigbee network.
I ask this not just for my own setup but in preparation of using a v2 ST hub at an elderly mother-in-law’s house.
She’s got a bunch of Hue lights (A19 bulbs, BR30 spots and a Bloom) all tied into a v2 Philips bridge. There’s a couple of lights that don’t always make a proper connection and I’m thinking it’s due to the spread-out floorplan and the brick-on-block construction of her house. The ones that go in/out are up in metal under-eave light fixtures outside. RF, metal, brick and distance all add up to potential coverage issues. The house is an hour plane ride away and she’s a not-very-tech-savvy 82-year-old. So it’s not like I can do a lot of debugging.
I’m thinking a Samsung outlet module here or there might help extend the zigbee coverage a little more effectively. But, near as I can tell, that without an ST hub being present there’s no way to get the outlet added, as the Hue software has no support for it.
But let me ask, will the Samsung outlet even help the Hue devices? Or are they not using the same zigbee configuration/profile/whatever?