Hey guys ‘n’ gals,
I’ve had SmartThings for 8 or 9 months and I’ve been basically just using it as a cheap security system, to let me know if one of the doors opens when I am out of the house. It works fine, and recently I added a couple of Osram Lightify bulbs to my setup so that lights go on and off when I am out of the house, and so that when I walk into my home office, the light comes on, and stays on for 5 mins after all motion stops.
Anyway, I really like that, and I want to add more bulbs to other rooms so that I can never touch a light switch again!
I’ve given up on the dream of smart sockets, because it’s just not viable in the UK.
The problem with the Osram Lightify is that they only make Edison screw versions, and all my fittings are bayonet. I got adaptors for the 2 I purchased, but they make the light fitting huge.
I’ve been looking at PhilipsHue, but by adding another hub to my network, am I adding a layer of complexity and unreliability to the system?
I am also worried about spending loads of cash on Philips Hue bulbs for my whole place, and a load of SmartThings sensors to activate them, and then find that ST isn’t compatible with Google Home, which is a product I am very interested in. The lack of ST support for Nest is very troubling in this regard. I have a Nest Thermostat and two smoke alarms, and it’s very annoying that this doesn’t talk to ST.
I want to be all in, but I am worried about getting burned.