Hi everyone - first time here, and first time messing with home automation. For context, my wife is generally supportive of automating our house, but she’s still not fully sold on the benefits. And then when things don’t go as expected my credibility takes a big hit
Okay, here’s the situation. I installed a Zooz on/off switch that controls my front outdoor lights. The installation was fine and after a bit of troubleshooting I got the switch connected to the smartthings v2 hub. I could immediately turn the lights on and off with the app, which was pretty cool. I also added a routine for morning and night so that the lights would automatically go on at sunset and go off at sunrise. So far so good.
When the evening rolled around I patiently waited for the front lights to go on. It got darker and darker outside, and nothing. Eventually I checked the app and it told me that the “good night” routine had run at 7:12pm and that the hub had turned my front lights on. The app was showing the lights in the on position. But I was staring at the lights, and they were definitely off. When I manually told the app to turn the lights on, it worked fine. When I manually clicked the “good night” routine, it also worked. I thought maybe this was a fluke so waited to see what would happen this morning.
Unfortunately, the exact same thing happened. The “good morning” routine ran successfully, but the lights never went off. But this time, the app wasn’t able to control the lights at all. I tried over and over for a minute and nothing. Then suddenly it worked again. As I write this I’m able to turn them on and off manually with the device switch or by running the “good morning” or “good night” routine.
Sorry for the long ramble, but thought more info was better than less. My hub is on the second floor of my house plugged into my modem/router and I’ve never had any problem (other than this morning) manually controlling the lights from anywhere in my house. So I think the signal from the hub is strong enough. The hub is only about 25 feet from the front light switch, through one ceiling/floor.
Any ideas? So far I’m 0/2 in getting the lights to turn on and off through a routine (unless I click the routine manually in the app). Thanks for your help!