OK, I’m hot. Really hot. I will have to edit my clenched-teeth responses before I submit.
I’ve had ST and Google Home since Christmas of 16. It installed easily, integrated perfectly with no complications. I have a second-gen ST hub and security system. I’ve done pretty minor things with my setup:
- Front room lights auto on, auto off
- Garage lights enabled via ST motion sensor using an ST outlet
- Thermostat controlled via presence and schedule
- Philips Hue dimmer control for front room lighting
I have integrated CoRE, and as of last week I also integrated with webCoRE for my Garage light control (haven’t yet followed up with new routines to match my CoRE stuff).
Everything worked brilliantly for MONTHS. No weird issues. No failures. No unpairings. No changes to my local infrastructure, wiring, network or anythjing like that.
Then about 2 months ago, the Philips unpaired. I fiddled with it, removed it, changed device handler, re-added it and it was all good again. A week or two later-same thing. Unpaired and useless. Still unpaired and useless because it pisses me off to think about messing with it more.
I had no issues with my CoRE control of the garage lights, but needed better control and was directed to webCoRE. Installed someone’s backup and configured it with my devices and it worked-one try. Perfect.
Come yesterday, I walked out and the light didn’t come on. The Outlet seemed to not be working any longer. I fiddled and fiddled and brought it inside. I re-paired it and removed and re-added it to My Home. Re-added the new device to ST and the webCoRE routine, and still-nothing.
I then brought it inside again, and could not get the device re-added to the ST setup. It just can’t find it.
WHY have these issues creeped in? All of my devices worked perfectly. This spring saw a bunch of updates to the hubs and one-by-one I’ve seen worse and worse performance and stability. I’m basically ready to go to a “dumb home” over these issues, because I need reliability.
What the hell, Samsung?