So before this is even considered a ‘flame’ I want to state I have a love-hate relationship with ST. I love that its the only platform out there that has the potential to do what I want from an HA perspective. But yes there is a but, a gripe, a whine, a whinge. What follows is not an anti-ST essay just questions, and a quest for advice.
I am about to move home. The present home will still need ST as its all setup and my father in law lives in it still and we want to monitor whats going on (he is 83 years old and independent, but we want to keep an eye on things).
My dilemma is do I go with ST v 2.0 for the new home?
We are totally into Hue bulbs both colored and Hue Lux. Sadly we just have to control them using a third party App as ST doesn’t control them effectively both from a status point of view and a rules aspect (sunset on off etc).
The new house has a double garage with a door opener. The facility to control this using ST seems to have disappeared with V2.
Presence sensing has gone south. ST thinks I am home when I reach a point 2 miles from where I live. My wife’s iPhone works fine within about 200 meters.
Camera’s are now just Samsung or D-Link. I invested in Arlo but no news on their integration so do I jump to D-Link? Outside camera’s considering I live in upstate NY with its cold winters are limited in what I choose.
I like the nest thermastat. Its saved me 100’s of $'s but it’s not supported natively.
Since the new update my connected smoke/co2 detectors have gone south and don’t work.
Since V2, my door sensors give false responses saying open when they are clearly closed.
Like I said I love the ‘idea’ of what ST can do. I am just worried it’s not doing it now and this is supposedly the new evolution of ST.
Do I stick with it and stay with ST? Can I have the confidence these issues will be resolved and that reinvesting in the new hub, new sensors, and Hue bulbs is the right thing to do?
Not complaining really just want some honest opinions!