Is there a way to bring in a secondary controller? My existing home automation setup revolves around a Vera Lite which controls:
- 8-ish (I lose count) z-wave light switches)
- 1 z-wave open/close sensor (Schlage I think)
- 1 z-wave motion sensor (Aeon Tech)
- 2 kwikset z-wave door locks
- Nest Thermostat*
- 3 Foscam IP Cameras (MJPG version)*
- A DSC Alarm Panel (with Envisalink)*
Moving the z-wave switches and sensors is easy… I get that. But I’d like to keep the VeraLite around as the primary controller for the kwikset locks and IP devices until SmartThings itself can control those. I know it can do locks, but from what I’ve read it doesn’t seem to be able to program extra pins or let them expire (yet? status on that?). For IP devices I would also like to NOT setup a server here to act as a go between since the Hub apparently can’t communicate IP devices on the local network.
Is there a way to get all of these things working together in harmony? Is there anything planned to allow the hub to communicate directly with devices on the local network?
Can I have the VeraLite be a primary for the locks and have the ST Hub control the VeraLite (trigger different scenes on the VeraLite to lock/unlock/arm/disarm). Can the VeraLite provide information to the ST Hub (status of the alarm and its sensors, for instance)