We just installed our first ST smart hub and connected a light switch and an outlet.
We loved the experience and planned to add more devices as soon as possible. That is until we showed it to our teenage son, who immediately thought what a great tool to mess with his sister by turning her lights off and on at random intervals.
I am at a loss at how prevent this. If I invite them to the app, they each have full control over everything.
If i do not invite them to he app, there is no way we can expand ST to other devices/areas of the home. I need to be able to restrict a family member from accessing specific devices. While I understand the ST developers did not anticipate having knuckleheads like ours living in a smart home, turns out, they do!
Has anybody found a solution for this? I really wanted to install more devices, especially a smart lock, but right now, this would result in so much family drama, there is no way I can go that route!
Right now, I foresee the need to do the following:
- restrict access per user to specific devices
- restrict specific user from overriding another (brother cannot override sister, but I can turn off a device my spouse turned on and vice versa)
- restrict a user from adding more users or removing others (essentially locking others out of the house!)
- wait until they both grow up and move out before adding more devices…
Did I overlook any options when using the app and some customization is already possible?