I believe they are bluetooth and require a mobile device to work. I think it will use IFTTT to communicate with smartThings, unless ST HUB V2 can support this. I thought V2 was going to have Blue Tooth support.
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JD, I have to be missing something. These buttons connect to your phone over Bluetooth right? If your phone is off or out of range these buttons do absolutely nothing. Do they have a hub or WiFi connection? If they are WiFi wonder how the battery life is. I’m sure I’m missing something I haven’t paid too much attention to them.
Yes, they have to be paired to a device that has both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in order to use IFTTT, and that device has to be present. There’s no bridge device. The flic itself is Bluetooth only and battery life should be good, comparable to an IBeacon.
At my house, I have two tablets, one on each side of the house, which serve as home automation control centers. We use the dashboard to display, but we have all our apps that need to run in the background running on them as well. The house isn’t that big, about 1500 ft.², and, as we’ve discovered for iBeacons and HomeKit, we are getting full Bluetooth coverage, but divided into two zones.
So my flic is paired to the tablet, not my phone. And the tablet always lives in the same place at the house, so any flics being used as buttons for the home automation devices installed there will work just fine.
People who are pairing the flic to a phone have to have the phone within Bluetooth range of the flic or the flic just won’t work. That will meet some of these cases, but not others.