Ok so I need to vent…I love ST to a point but it just seems so flakey for me right now.
A good example… We have an upstairs wood fire and in the basement there is an old not used fireplace. Early Sunday morning we get an alert that there is smoke in the basement and CO2 and all the lights come on and the alarms go on. I run down to the basement and its full of smoke…luckily it seems it was just smoke being drawn down from a log that was still smoldering due to negative pressure but the system worked how I had set it up and although unnerving it was great to know ST was doing its thing.
But then comes today (and on and off recently) where none of my Hue bulbs are working through ST (they work fine through the Hue App), somehow another Hue Bridge has appeared with the wrong IP. No matter what I do I can’t get the Hue’s to work through ST. Personally I think the Hue integration with ST is getting worse. Another example is the notify with Hue App. It notifies by changing color then just stays at that color. Shouldn’t it return back to its previous state?
I also have several GE link bulbs. Some come on when they should but some don’t. Its completely random as to which bulb does this.
Things that were working can stop working and start again.
Yes I know it doesn’t work apparently but why so long to sort out the state of Hue bulbs not being reported correctly in the app? I actually don’t see GE bulb states reported correctly consistently.
Nest…yes I know there are community built solutions but they don’t work for me. Will there ever be official Nest integration?
Don’t get me started on the mobile app either…its still no where near as good as it should be.
So I started with a good example of this system working well and if it had been a fire would of been invaluable but I am starting not to trust it.
Overall yes ST is the system I want on paper but its just not the system I need it to be right now!
Do I wait until ST pulls out of the bag an amazing upgrade and a ton of new solid working reliably integrations or do I start looking elsewhere?