I have a home automation setup based around Raspberry Pi’s and various other devices and added several Z Wave modules about 6 months ago using the Razberry Z Wave controller on a Pi. The modules work fine most of the time but I do see occasional issues with the controller - mainly due to software issues in the Razberry software. I get that, its cheap and not great - time to invest in something a bit better.
I purchased Smart Things a couple of days ago and have been tinkering and have managed to integrate it into my existing systems just fine, the last hurdle of these was writing a SmartApp to allow my simple WebApp GUI (for the family to use, nice and easy, big buttons) to control the ST devices - all done and working fine but it appears that the API calls from this have to be directed to a cloud based URL. The internet connectivity round here is far from reliable and I need a system that will work locally without an internet connection.
Looking around here and online it seems that the option of a local endpoint for APIs was discussed and maybe even in the pipeline a year or so ago, but I haven’t been able to find any further info. Anybody know if this is still happening or should I return the ST and get a Vera Plus?
No local access really is a deal breaker for me I’m afraid. I will be disappointed if ST can’t do it as otherwise it seems like a great and well polished product. The accessories in the starter pack work well too.