I’ve been a lurker for some time now and am interested in beginning my home automation journey but was dismayed to find out so early in the process of some of the issues with Smartthings.
As I haven’t yet committed to buying a hub I wanted to ask the UK community for feedback on the current state of Smartthings in the UK. I understand our official compatibility list is much reduced, and some features the US users have we sadly don’t have access to. I also understand that the current state of development for Smartthings is focused on stability and health rather than new features or compatibility with products.
So, in a nutshell, do you experience problems in day to day use? Does the platform have much downtime, and how badly does this affect your setups? Are community created smart app’s and device handlers able to be used successfully in the UK? Would you buy the smartthings platform again if you had to start over, or do you feel locked into this system now?
I’ve also been looking at Cozify hub which seems like a much smaller operation than Smartthings but has the advantage of being offline so if the internet or cloud services fail, your home doesn’t fall over entirely. The biggest downside of this system seems to be that they don’t have much of a community so I’d be limited on app’s and devices which are compatible to that system.
Thanks for your input!