I’m seeing similar things with mode changes that have worked for 6 months. I have one that fires at 8:00 and another that fires off at 9:30 if I’m still Home (working from home). It shows me present, but never fires off now.
My good morning is based on “Things start happening” based on a Fibaro and ST motion sensor in the hallway during the period of 5:00 - 6:00 AM on week days. No issues this morning. “Good bye!” triggered fine… Once in office, I checked ST mobile app and then started noticing these issues. Hope “I am back” triggers and mode changes… Don’t want to get home with sirens blazing all over.
What bothers me the most is is different behavior for different group of people on Android or iOS. For me no issues whatsoever with hello homes, scheduled actions, presence etc. but dashboard is simply horrid most of the times.
Yes, that’s really the meta issue I’m facing. Lots of small issues failing unpredictably. Get ready to go to sleep, Jawbone fails to turn off lights. Get up in the morning, Hello Home fails to fire. Try to start diagnosing issues, dashboard is blank. Decide to go out for awhile instead, motion sensor fails to trigger mode change.
I have neither the time nor the energy to keep checking everything to see if it actually fired or not. Or to keep reinstalling if something does “hiccup.”
As a hobby platform, SmartThings is great fun for people who like to code.
But as an environmental control system for a quad, all these “little” things just add up too much unreliability.
We can’t blame mesh for the mode not being set, or for no notification being given that some kind of reset may be necessary. Those are cloudside design decisions.
So it goes. There’s no great alternative under $15,000 now, so I will just wait to see what arrives at market over the next year. Meanwhile the Echo is excellent for controlling lights, and I will pare the ST use back to use cases where failures are obvious and alternatives are available.
JD: I have made too many unnecessary purchases since September I joined. Nowadays more and more I buy products which are decent and have their own stock apps. Ecobee3, Rachio Iro, Dropcam, Philips hue and family, jawbone (horrid… Better take care of your UP24 as 2,3 and 4’s will take you nowhere), Echo, Sonos, MyQ etc. So, Only mainstream consumer products. Of course ST stays for the other zigbee/zwave requiring a controller… I have stopped getting worked up these days… Bad for my heart and BP! Once I have some funds, the CT100’s for heating 2 zones will be gone too. Should have spent more dough on home improvement rather than home automation.
As such iOS app has become totally unusable since last update as it has become so slow (a different thread exists and was informed by support it was because of memory leak). I have seen zero improvements with this. You have to kill the app and pray that it works. It has become more of a headache rather than a convenience.
This morning it failed to switch off even 4 hues batch (1 was missed). From within lights & switches/shortcuts. It failed to turn off two bulbs on a single table lamp. I think finally Alexa will save the day. Everyday I have to check using hue stock app whether lights were turned on or off after hello homes.so, what’s the point? No iOS app update to fix anything…
Scheduled events and hello homes fire on the dot but doesn’t do what it is intended to do. Is that an improvement?