It’s funny how the same products elicit different opinions. The 4 button remote has been just what I needed for my bedside. My iPhone usually takes anywhere from 5 to 10 seconds to connect to the hub whereas the remote connects instantaneously. I just use 4 of the 8 button presses (Home, Night, Alarm and Sonos) so I can toggle my alarm setup.
There’s nothing like waking to a 3 am false alarm siren/dogs barking and having to wake up my phone, put on my glasses, enter my pass code, and wait for up to 10 seconds for the app to accept input while it’s connecting to the hub to make you appreciate a simple button press that toggles the system waking up the house. I still need to look at my “Things” screen to make sure it really is a false alarm but the speed of the remote would let me turn everything back on if I needed to.
As to the motion sensor, I, too, like the Aeon’s capabilities but the SmartThings sensors blend in a bit better in my living areas and, according to my family, are much less noticeable than the Aeon and the Schlage sensors.
That said, I’m happy with all the sensors, sirens (Fortrezz), light and dimmer switches (GE)’ remotes and presence sensors I’ve purchased. I just wish my iPhone app connected to the hub a bit faster.