So far, I am loving my SmartThings. There have been learning-curves, but they were insignificant compared to X-10 and Insteon. Kudos to the ST team for a great app, great gear, and great service yesterday when I had to un-pair a Schlage lock.
I’m in the “playing” phase, trying to figure out what works and what I can do. For example, I have 4 separately powered LED under-cabinet lights. I want one of them to come on when it gets dark in the kitchen regardless of whether anyone is there, and the others to come on when we walk into the kitchen and turn off when we leave that room. Pretty sure it’s doable. Research is half the fun.
However, I do have a question. I was away this past weekend, and had set things up to turn on a light when it gets dark out. When I checked my cameras, I found it hadn’t turned on. Which leads me to believe that the SmartApps run off the phone, not the hub.
If that’s the case, I may have an issue. We have a household of three: my wife, my 11-year old son (who does not have a cell phone), and myself. I am often away on weekends and of course I take my phone with me, but may not always be connected to the interwebs. If the logic runs off my phone, it would mean the front door does not unlock when my wife comes home (if I give her the smart tag). That would be quite a bummer. It would be much easier if the apps were run from the hub instead of from the phone.
It’s quite possible I’m misunderstanding, and I actually hope I am. If I’m right though, I may need to install the ST app on a spare (IOS6-compatible) phone/pod/pad and leave that in the house.
I also have not yet been able to get my wife’s iphone detected as a presence option. It picked up mine and the smart tag, but not hers. I must admit I haven’t tried very hard yet, so don’t read too much into this.
Can anyone answer if the SmartApps run off the phone or off the hub? And has anyone else run into this issue and come up with a solution?