I’m new to Smartthings (actually very new, It’s in the mail!)
In terms of home automation, I’ve decided to go with Smartthings because I would like to automate things inside my home (motion sensors, door locks, water sensor, etc). My interests, however, are also for automating outdoor lights, outdoor speakers and outdoor camera’s in my backyard.
Does anybody have any experience with a Kichler (http://www.kichler.com) controller in conjunction with Smartthings? My contractor is recommending this controller: Design Pro LED Controller (http://www.kichler.com/products/product/200w-dc-led-controller-15dc200.aspx). The manual stipulates on page 10, 11 that it supports ZWave and such so I think that is good.
So from my beginner understanding, the Smartthings hub is also a controller. So how does that work? Do I need to “link” them together? Is that “smart” for my setup?
Or should I not even go for the Kichler controller and have Smartthings manage it?