I have recently (roughly the past month) noticed that I have intermittent cases where events from sensors appear to be lost and thus don’t trigger an automation. I can’t be sure its just these types of devices, but I have found it happening on contact sensors Visonic MCT-340E and motion sensor Bosch ISW-ZPR1-WP13. In all cases I have noticed the open/motion is caught but the close/no motion is missed. Both Zigbee type devices that have been very good for many years. They even survived the platform transition and kept working great. The Bosch have a tendency to stop registering motion every 6 months or so, yet keep tracking temp, but that is wholesale. It either is working or its not and a power cycle brings them back. I have like 8 contact and at least 3 motion sensors of these types so it may be I am noticing these because I have more of them. Also many of them are part of immediate notification automations (e.g. door left open, hvac running and window open) so they are the most likely for me to notice a false positive. Every single time it happens I then open/close or walk in front of the sensors and they behave correctly. The reason I think the events are lost is when I go to the app to check the state of the device, it is correctly showing the closed/no motion yet the device history shows no record of the last event bringing to that state. The Visonic contact sensors are battery hogs all the time, but have been on overdrive recently. I have had to replace probably 5 batteries in these in the past 1-2 weeks. Actually now that I think about it, have had to replace batteries in probably 3 other motion sensors of a different type (Zigbee, but not coin battery). It could just be that time of year and they all just happen to die at the same time. . . but seems a lot of coincidence
@farlicimo. not noticed any battery issues. Have replaced 1 or 2 recently but that’s normal for me.
The issues with events being “skipped” is becoming more common. I wonder it the development team are working on something in the background. @nayelyz can you check with the developers. It seems to be mostly open/close sensors for me. No pattern that I can see. approx. 10% of opening/closing events are ignored.
No battery issues, just a lot of missing state changes — and it seems to just be getting worse!
(Keeping SmartThings limping along since 2013.)
I have been experiencing the same issues since a recent firmware update. It is not contact sensor type/brand specific, as it is happening with the original Samsung Multipurpose Sensors that came with the hub, my XFINITY Visonic XHS2-TY MCT-350 SMA contact sensors, and my MCT-340 E contact sensors. It is also not specific to a certain driver, as I use 2 different drivers. They show the correct state on the details page, but incorrectly show the previous state in the history. This is particularly annoying because it triggers alarms and notifications when there is no reason for it.
I have attempted to capture logs, but nothing useful appears. I keep hoping it will be corrected with a new update, but it has been driving my family crazy for quite awhile now.
@nayelyz - Any status update on a fix? I dont have any useful logs, but I have screenshots if that might be helpful.
Not sure if it is at all related, but I also am going through batteries 50% to 75% faster now compared to this same time last year or even 2 months ago.
I noticed this morning an event was missing… I have a routine that turns on a light when the closet door opens, and another routine that turns off that light if it has been on for more than 2 minutes. This morning the closet door was open and the light was on. (The cat opened the door before I woke up to see this.) I noticed that the door had been open for hours according to the history, but the light had no event record of ever turning on, hence the routine to turn off the light after 2 minutes never triggered.
I use quite a few Virtual Switches that i use in Routines as timers or conditions. Seems like the initial triggering of these switches from Routines fails regularly, but if i manually activate the switches a few times eventually they start working and then the Routines will correctly trigger them for the rest of the day. Frustrating!
This is a very real problem. It’s being frequently seen by virtual device users where it’s fairly obvious when device states get out of synch or routines don’t get triggered. I’ve seen it happen in real time watching driver logs where an event is emitted by the driver, no errors occur, but the event never gets propagated to the SmartThings servers. In fact I was exercising a few different virtual devices just last night and was able to reproduce the issue in short order.
There is something broken between Edge and the SmartThings servers that is causing emitted events by the driver to be dropped.
And it’s getting worse by the day. Lately my ZigBee contact sensors are just not working. And virtual devices seem to be unresponsive. To fix them I’m having to change the driver to something else, restart the app before changing the driver back again.
Does anybody have any news as to any corrections that may have been made? Since late evening Friday (Pacific Time), everything appears to be functioning without issue. All my virtual switches are now correctly being triggered via Routines and they no longer require any manual triggering to get things going.
Hoping this report does not jinx things and cause this to start failing again
My problems seem even bigger.
-Cannot load my devices via my smartthings dot com Error loading devices: 500 A non-recoverable error condition occurred.
-Cannot edit or add routines. I can add a routine. Then I only see it in the My Smarttgings, but not in the app. Even made in that app, and saved.
-My Smartthings apps, on different android devices do not update well. My favourites, with battery, offline etc is NOT updated.
-I can give commands via my Android app.
-I canot see my Aeotec camera’s. However they seem to be updated now and then in the ST app.
I am super afraid that my date is compromised.
-get no contact via Whatsapp support