I have a fairly basic SmartThings setup with a few leak detectors, light switches and dimmers, and have also ‘integrated’ my Netgear Arlo camera and my Ecobee Thermostat.
Yesterday I was basically ‘given’ a Cox Homelife kit for free (promotion from Cox, not really wanted but made some other services cheaper so took it). They insisted on doing the installation. The kit consists of a smart ‘hub’ (seems very similar to the Samsung SmartThings hub), a camera, a door sensor, and a smart ‘bulb’. A quick bit of research suggests they are using Zigbee (or Z-wave) and thus, two thoughts occurred to me:
- can I ignore the Cox Homelife hub entirely and integrate these three devices (camera, sensor, bulb) into my SmartThings setup?
- are there likely to be any conflicts with having two ‘similar but different’ sets of devices in the house?