I have a fairly simple home security setup, using Iris By Lowe’s as I had trusted Lowes would have Iris around for a long time and actually support their community. I have done some research and I think I can carry over some of my Iris stuff, but not much. My setup consists of.
- Iris 2nd Generation Safe and Secure kit. Which included.
*Iris 2nd Generation Smart Hub.
* Iris 2nd Generation Keypad.
* 2 @ Iris 2nd Generation contact sensors. Reportedly compatible.
* Iris 2nd Generation motion sensor. Reportedly compatible.
- Iris 2nd Generation Smart Plug. Reportedly compatible.
- 2 @ Utilitech 85db indoor sirens. Reportedly compatible.
I also have the following that I am fairly certain are incompatible.
- 16 1st Generation contact sensors.
- 5 1st Generation indoor / outdoor cameras.
Now I wasn’t done building my Iris setup, due to it’s wonky software I was considering jumping to ST anyway.
I want to add the following devices. After review, and the fact almost all sensors use Zigby, I am planning on going Zigby long term…
- GE or Leviton 3 speed fan speed control white decora for each ceiling fan (6)
- GE or Leviton 3 way switches, white, decora for the main bathroom, and front hallway (4).
- GE or leviton white decora switches for the front door, each bedroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, dressing room, master bath, and back door.
- First Alert smoke and CO2 detectors for each bedroom, one for the kitchen, and one for the living room.
- Water leak detector / sensors.
- Ring video doorbell. (The wife wants the Ring doorbell 2).
Now my questions are…
#1. Of all the equipment I have listed, how much can I carry over to Smartthings?
#2. Looking into device compatibility, smartthings doesn’t appear to have any compatibility / support for any type of glass breakage sensors. Is that correct?
#3. If Lowes is unable, or unwilling to help me out with my first generation sensors, is there any way to make them useful or are they just wasted money?