Is Smartthings for me?


#1

Hi Guys

Just joined and need some advise on whether I should get a SmartThings hub?

Right now I can control all my lights via (Alexa)
Same with my Nest via (Alexa using IFTTT)
My cameras via (Mi home app)
I can control my TV via Broad link Pro / Black bean (again using Alexa )

Also I have some RF sockets I can control via Broad link Pro / Black bean
My house alarm has all doors and window sensors ( no app ) standard house alarm.

So my question is what can SmartThings do for me?

What benefits would I get through owning a SM hub?

Regards
Bungus


#2

(I’ve moved this to projects so you can get very detailed responses on your specific set up and priorities.)

I think the short answer is if you’re happy with what you have now, you probably don’t need to add smartthings to the mix. Especially since most of the devices you listed don’t have native integration with SmartThings, so getting it all to work together would be pretty complicated.

The main reason to use SmartThings is if you want to have much more complex logic. See the following:

But you may not need any of that.


(Bob Kerr) #3

I would start here…

Then maybe here…

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