I thought I would write this as I can finally say I really do trust SmartThings now. I realise many folk are not so trusting but for me it just works now. My system is fairly simple though and everything I use is standard SmartThings/smart apps. I have nothing created by myself.
So it has been a rocky road! I’ve had ST for 6 months now. Basically my home security, lighting, leak detection is incorporated into ST. To begin with the home security was a no go as the presence sensors just did not work. They are now perfect. My alarm arms when I leave the house and disarms when I get back. Only once in the past month has it triggered by mistake. Everything that is meant to trigger/turn off etc happens as intended. I triggered the alarm by mistake the other day and right on queue the siren started, all the lights in the house came on, red for those that can change colour. I was even presented with a wonderful clip of myself looking stupid in front of the camera trying to disarm the alarm! Great stuff!
Lighting is great now. Most of the house lighting reacts perfectly to motion or other stimuli I ask it to react to . I don’t have luminance sensors yet but plan to incorporate them in the future. Integrated with the Philips Hue it’s really effective and reliable.
Sonos is still not great alas but it’s use in my smart home is limited anyway. Still it would be nice.
The icing on the cake was yesterday when a pipe in my bathroom developed a leak during toilet flushing. An hour or so later once a small puddle had established itself on the floor, hey presto I get an SMS informing me that I have a leak in my bathroom! Called the plumber right away and got it fixed. Amazing. Love it. It would be nice to have an SMS sent to my wife too. Maybe there is a smart app that allows this?
So I am happy with ST. I am going to keep expanding the system in stages and just hope it all stays together!