I have no experience with Smartthings. I had the Lowes Iris system and was quite happy with it overall. I used it for home automation as well as safety and security. I was signed up with their pro-monitoring service and would use that while I was out of town to provide security.
I have decided to go with Smartthings as a replacement for home automation. Trying to decide if I should go with the ADT version of the hub or just with the regular Smartthings hub and self manage the security portion.
If you use the Smartthings system for security purposes I would like your perspective on how well it works for you? Can you set up alerts and notifications if your sensors are triggered so that you could respond as necessary? Or would you recommend going with a professionally monitored system?
Anyone with experience with the ADT version and their professional monitoring services? Is it worth considering getting the ADT integrated system and doing self-monitoring? Any advantage doing that over self-monitoring using the regular Smartthings system?
Thanks in advance for any help and advice!