Coming off of the discontinuation of Lowes IRIS, I’ve got 30+ devices I need to migrate to a new platform. Iris is pushing people to SmartThings as a preferred platform, but I’m seeing warnings in forum posts here about people nervous about the future of SmartThings.
Additionally, there are too many options. It appears if I want professional monitoring like I had with IRIS, then I need the ADT hub and ADT sensors. But at the same time, Samsung won’t sell additional ADT sensors to me, they refer me to BestBuy or NewEgg… the whole thing just seems like a total cluster-f . I was even looking at the SmartThings Wifi to get better WiFi and Z-Wave coverage throughout my house… but since they are listed as hubs, I can’t tell if they work in conjunction with the ADT hub or not.
I don’t see dedicated ADT keypads for multiple doors (and I don’t like key fobs which don’t require you to verify you are the person you are supposed to be)
I currently have:
- 3 motion sensors
- 3 door sensors
- 2 glass break sensors
- 7 GE lighting controllers
- the IRIS garage door controller
- Radio thermostat
- Orbit sprinkler system controller
- Orbit Hose Bib controller
- 3 Utilitek (Lowes) water sensors
- Z-Wave water shut-off valve.
- Keypads and Sirens
My monitoring service doesn’t monitor the water leaks, but the system automatically handles shutting off the valve. I don’t have smart smoke or co alarms as my home’s built in alarms are wired and interconnected.
What are my options with SmartThings to get an on-par experience, and do people see Samsung sticking with the platform?