I installed Smartthings in my new home in Texas about 3 weeks ago after having reviewed several systems. Even this short time it has proven very helpful. I had only a week with it in the house but like the motion sensor for the bathroom (although the cats keep triggering it!)
Where I’m finding it very useful is this time I’m spending away from my house. I can monitor the thermostat. I can tell when my petsitter gets there by when the front door is unlocked, and then locked. I’ll be able to unlock the front door for some house guests that will arrive before me in a week, and lower the thermostat for them.
One issue I have right now is the lights. Although I like the idea of programming them, I need a way to turn the lights on and off without my phone (for guests and myself when the phone is charging. ) Right now I’m thinking about the minimote, and am excited about exploring this when finally moved to my Texas home.