This is my first post here and I am looking to set up an entirely new Home Automation system at my house. I have been doing some research lately on the various hubs, devices, protocols etc
I want my Home Automation to be as functional as possible when the internet goes down. I am trying to use as many ZigBee and Z-Wave devices as possible to achieve this.
Can you please let me know what functionality SmartThings hub provides when the internet goes down. For example can I control my Hue Lights (ZigBee) and lock/unlock my Z-Wave front door
The Echo Plus is my voice control device which supports ZigBee. Can I issue voice commands to Echo Plus and will SmartThings process those commands successfully for ZigBee and Z-Wave devices when the internet is down? I would assume that Echo Plus and SmartThings would need to communicate via ZigBee in order to achieve this?