Yeah and it sounded like that may be a few months. Maybe that is their way of trying to get you to buy new hardware. The strange thing is, they seem to say that all the functions of the remote will be available through their free mobile app. So many you could use that in the meantime.
Lockitron integration would be a great addition - I’m also confident this would take very little effort from our SmartThings gurus. They have a fully open API and would permit us to send temporary virtual “keys” to houseguests without granting them full-blown SmartThings access on their devices.
So I just saw this and it comes a few posts after mine where I think I did something similar. Since the normal voltage on a doorbell is 16VAC and I don’t think you can send that through the door/window sensor without frying it, is your implementation just a momentary button that closes a set of dry contacts? In which case you have something else audible on SmartThings that actual lets occupants know there is someone at the door? (Sonos device comes to mind)
In my implementation, the normal doorbell remains functional, and I just wired my device inline to it off of the same 16VAC that drives the chime. Based on this, I can do anything I want with the input into SmartThings now, and still maintain standard doorbell functionality for increased WAF.
Just curious, mostly. Having the input on these Zwave sensors is pretty awesome though.
I’d like to see more smart light bulbs officially supported. I know some, like the GE Link, can work, but it would be good both as a user experience and for marketing purposes, to expand this category. I’d also like to see an irrigation controller (e.g. RainMachine or Rachio IRO) officially supported. Finally, I’d like to have official support for Nest products (https://nest.com/works-with-nest/).
This is community built, takes a bit of work to get setup, and is not supported by Chamberlain. Look at alarm.com or Wink’s integration to see how it should really be done. This is a biz dev effort, more than a technical effort.
Homeseer has a plugin for the Microsoft Kinect. I use $30 refurbished Kinects to control lights, occupancy detection and event voice commands. The Kinect basically acts as both a motion/occupancy sensor and an open air microphone. The Kinect plug in is one of the most useful additions to my home automation setup. Smartthings could probably use something like that and I would seriously consider switching from HS to Smarthings if it were available.