So this is what I am expected to develop:
- Using the AOETEC SMART HUB and the SmartThings (to be abbreviated as ST for the conversation) App, connect a Z-Wave enabled device(say a Z-Wave enabled Switch). Here the smart hub will act as a controller. Here the Smart Hub is connected with the local internet of the end user either by an ethernet cable or Wi-Fi.
- From what I understand, the user will be able to control the Z-Wave enabled switch ONLY on the local network using the ST App.
- Consider a scenario that the user is at the office and he/she remembers… “Oh, I forgot to turn the Z-Wave Enabled switch OFF [at home]”.
- Now I need to develop a solution which enables the user to turn off the switch when he/she is NOT on the local network.
Proposed/Probable solution: CLOUD! Oh, only if the user could somehow control it using SOME cloud service.
I saw some tutorials and found that this can be done using the USB Stick (which works as a gateway) connected to a local computer running the HomeAssistant. The HA provides subscription to some cloud service for 5 bucks per month. But I am not sure if the same method can be used in the case of ST.
Maybe I am not looking at the right places, but can someone please point me to the location where I can find some probable solution to my problem? This is my first time working on an IoT project. Any help would be appreciated.