Hi! I’ve been using Smartthings to control my Philips hue stuff (and some other small devices) for the past few years. I’ve been using the cloud integration since I don’t have a ST/aeotec hub yet.
However, I’m moving to a new apartments soon and I’m looking to make it much smarter than my current one. I’m planning on getting the Aeotec hub (because I’m in Europe) but I can’t find out which integrations will be local and which will be cloud ones.
For instance, I know that I can configure the Philips hue integration to run locally (there are several threads on this topic). But I can’t find information about other stuff. I want to get smart blinds, and I can see that there are many supported “Window Treatment” brands and devices. But how do I know in advance if an integration is local or not?
I was specifically looking into Somfy and Ikea blinds, but they use their own hubs. If I get these hubs, will the ST hub talk to them over the LAN? Or will it also go through the cloud (like my current HUE integration). Is there database or some list where I can see which brands/devices work locally? Is it more likely that an integration that requires another proprietary hub is cloud to cloud or is it more likely to be local?
I’m also looking into getting the Samsung air purifiers, which connect to the WiFi network. Will I be able to control those locally, as long as they are on the same LAN as the hub? I can’t find any information about this from Samsung, which leads me to think that it’s a cloud integration as well