Over the weekend I added several items to my installation. I installed the Kwikset 910 Deadbolt on the front door. I added an Open/Close Sensor my back door. I have not worked out how to add the same model sensor to a sliding glass door, but that issue revolves around aesthetics. When it comes to the way something looks, I have to work with the wife or risk repeating the work. I also installed the 2Gig CT100 Thermostat. Everything is talking to the hub and I can interact with it remotely, which is one of the main reasons I bought this.
Next I’m going to tackle adding code so the items work together. Here is my question. All of the devices are installed in a little vacation home about 80 miles away. I am back in civilization. Should I attempt adding the code from here? Can I break Smartthings remotely? If so, could I also fix Smartthings remotely? Am I better off adding things when I get there?
I have learned a few things along the way:
- People on this forum are really, really, REALLY helpful. I am on a few other forums covering other subjects and am really pleased by the lack of “you are an idiot” attitude. I’m glad because the only way to learn something is to plunge in and do it.
- The first time you add a device to your hub is a moment of triumph. The first time you add a non Smartthings device to your hub is a moment of triumph AND relief. As in, “this actually works” and “I can really do this.”. I point this out because, if you have taken the time to read this far, you are most likely someone that gives advice. I really appreciate that advice.