Ok I am utterly confused. So I have had smartthings for over a couple years and has worked great. Most of my devices work great and are standard out of the box. I do I have some smart apps some from Yracine and I have had a some auto away and auto home thermostat settings.
Each smartthings hub is assigned to one and only one shard. You will be allowed to log into the other shards, which is weird, but you won’t see any of your devices there.
I’m not sure what the confusion is with @yvesracine Ecobee instructions , but generally you need to install smart apps on the shard where your hub is assigned. Which will be different for different people. The one you mentioned, NA02, is the one that was typically assigned to new North American accounts established after November 2015. UK accounts and older North American accounts are on other shards.
I assumed because it didn’t work it was on the wrong shard.
No worries. I am going to delete it and reinstall it on the api.graph shard.
Please don’t take this as a jab if anything its my fault for not understanding the shard stuff. And the smartthings support sent me conflicting information one time saying I need to use the na02 shard then I need the api.graph shard
@millendan, here are a few recent updates to the Documentation that address the shard confusion. It comes down to this: you need to be on the correct shard. The docs below elaborate what you must do before installing a SmartApp or a Device Handler, to be on the correct shard.
Thanks for the posts! I think I have it straight I had one of the smartthings tech send me an email an confirm I should be using the https://graph.api.smartthings.com/ide. I did delete everything on the na02 shard. I believe I have all of Yracine code working correctly. I do however need to figure out some of his add ons work. currently I have the away from home and resume prog but it keps turning on an off when people come home.
I switched from the nest and had the auto away an auto home from sifjohn1 and worked perfectly. Still not sure I should of switched
Truthfully, If I was to do it all over again, I would have gotten a regular Z-Wave therm for both upstairs and down then get ZooZ or similar 4-in-1 Sensors.
They do luminescence, motion, temp and humidity. It takes the Ecobee Sensors 30 minutes to update motion. Temp can update every 5 minutes.
There are community SmartApps that do the same thing as the Ecobee. Basically average temperatures and use Follow Me, Smart Away and Scheduling. Alot of tinkering but the added bonus of having motions and light sensors for automation and bottom line price way cheaper than the $700 I spent on 2 EcoBee3 and 6 additional Remote Sensors.
I’ve been dealing with the 30 minute limitation but now it time to move on.
Proably more upset about the Remote Sensors than anything. I actually love the EcoBee and stayed playing with it when I first got them but like they say, Hindsight is 20/20
In regards to the analysis, I think that it is a little unfair because there are plenty of community apps that can make a regular “Dumb” Therm very very very Smart. Especially using CoRE.
No scheduling capabilities when connected to a Home Automation hub.
Limited features (not able to control other devices such as humidifier/dehumidifier/HRV/ERV)
Not as responsive (especially for battery-powered thermostats)
Depends on who you ask. I turn on/off my therm with EcoBee3 and it still takes 5 minutes to turn off and 2-3 minutes to turn on. But hey, what 5 minutes amongst friends? I can tell you that 30 minutes to update motion is not that responsive at all.
But again, The EcoBee will have paid for itself within a couple of years and it is a great Therm!
I don’t know how long you’ve been under ST, but I can tell you that you don’t want to exclusively rely on the ST scheduling for heating/cooling your home because of past issues with the scheduler. It’s better now, but the issue has been recurring from time to time. I live on the East Coast, and I’m glad to have a smart thermostat like Ecobee. Especially when paired with My Ecobee device due to its reliability.
If you rely on a dumb z-wave thermostat as your main thermostat, then you should read the followng threads: