Hi! Recently bought a SmartThings hub to use with a Schlage Z wave lock at my business. I added this to the already existing network consisting of a Hue bridge, 20 bulbs, Logitech Harmony hub, Apple TV w/homekit, and an Echo dot. Have a very similar setup at home (25 bulbs, hue bridge, dot, Apple TV, harmony hub) and was thinking of adding a ST/Schlage setup (the A TV homekit is hardly reliable when controlling hue bulbs, wouldn’t trust it with the Sense lock) there as well. What I am trying to figure out is what is the best way to integrate the SmartThings/Hue lights and other commands through the Dot, as well general integration. I use IFTTT too.
I’d really like to centrally manage both locations, have Alexa commands that can trigger chain reactions of triggers (I.E. “Watch a movie” runs commands to set all 20+ lights to a scene, and has the Harmony run it’s chain for the projector/receiver/etc…) plus set up some routines where all the lights turn off at a certain time, the doors locks, the sensors alarm during certain hours etc…
After updating the Alexa page with new devices (to add the Z wave lock) it duplicated everything from their respective sources, listing all of lights as both “connected via hue” and “SmartThings device (dimmable ,color, turnable white)” and all of the Harmony activities as their regular versions and SmartThings. This has caused none of the commands to work due to it stating multiple devices of the same name, and looping due to the redundancy.
Would it be best to keep the ST versions of each on the Alexa account? Or should the native hubs for each device be the controller? It’s all on the same Lan switch. I read that only one Hue bridge can be paired to an Alexa account, can multiple ST hubs be paired to the same one?
If not that, would it just be best to make two separate accounts on Alexa/ST/Hue/Harmony and mirror the setup process on both systems? Ideally would like to avoid that if possible. Would I at least be able to link the other SmartThings account/hub to one of the others and switch between them?
End goals would be two locations having similar full automation with easy management after initial setup.