Hi all. I am looking for some advice regarding an installation using ST, Devolo switches and Fibaro relays to control lighting.
I have installed device handlers and smart apps per the following instructions:
The switches are seen by ST and I can assign buttons to activate/deactivate the relay and the lights connected to it. I can also control the lights via the relays using the IOS ST app.
The problem I’m having is responsiveness. If I use the ST IOS app to trigger the relay, the response (lights on/off) is instant. However using the Devolo switch the response can be anything from instant, to not at all, or anything in between. Occasionally I’ll push the button multiple times without response, wait 15 seconds and then have the lights go on-off-on-off…like the signals got jammed up then delivered all at once.
I assume the reason for the difference of behaviour is that the switch code is executing in the cloud, whereas the IOS app is talking directly to the ST hub so no delay?
Does anyone therefore have any suggestions for…
- A more reliable device handler (in case that’s the problem)
- A more reliable Zwave light switch (need to control 4 relays)
- Other suggestions to overcome the delay
Advice and thoughts appreciated! I’m in the UK if that makes any difference to product recommendations.