I want motion sensors just like the ones that are used with alarm.com/Simon XT/i systems. i.e. zero false triggers from pets and pet vacuums. That would be another step towards enabling ST for alarm/security use. I’d still want current style motion sensors which are great for response for lights and room presence. Just another option specifically for security alarm level sensitivity. For most of us, we’d only need one or two of these.
An ST connected alarm panel that operates just Simon XT/i or similar models for PIN, arming/disarming, status. Uses Hub v2 cell backup when primary link cut or whatever network and backup hub is connected to. (I have a 4G backup ISP with instant auto fail over through a Peplink).
Along with some of the video storage/pay services being considered with Hub v2, consider offering alarm.com style security monitoring (call police/fire) if I don’t respond services. i.e. steal the Alarm market!
Soil moisture sensors for indoor and outdoor with app to customize moisture level and/or duration to trigger “time to water xx plant” notification.
In house or partnerships and integration with Thingspeak or Xively to store and evaluate data from sensors or event we select. Make it a standard option in many devices or smartapps. Work out plan on appropriate frequency of writes. Batch update during off peak hours. It’s about allowing data analysis for things like energy usage without having to manually write apps for each device type. Not about real time monitoring.
Blinds and Shades
Seems like a big opportunity here to bring new customers to ST. Somfy is just too expensive to deploy. Look at some of the kickstarters. Like Tilt My Blinds. Lower cost hardware that is integrated with SmartThings.
Cars, Automatic, ODBII (presence)
My two favorite new toys in 2014 were ST and my Automatic. Integration possibilities. Help with presence detection. A lot could be done with a partnership.
Unlock everything in IFTTT so we can do more. My extra virtual switch workarounds seem to slow down my experience.