You may have noticed over the last few days that you are seeing new device statuses for some of your devices connected to your SmartThings Hub. We have started to roll out a new service we call “Health Check” to everyone. We wanted to let you know about some of the details of this new service so you know what it is and what it means to you.
If your device is showing Online, Offline, or Hub_Offline on graph.api.smartthings.com, you are seeing the Health Check capability, which monitors the connectivity status of a device. We are making the Health Check capability visible on graph.api.smarthings.com to provide a more granular visibility on the state of a device to the developer community. Some troubleshooting of the device or Hub may be required to restore functionality if the device has an Offline or Hub_Offline state.
The following device types have this additional online/offline device check capability:
- SmartSense Motion Sensor
- SmartSense Multi Sensor
- SmartSense Open/Closed Sensor
- SmartSense Moisture Sensor
- SmartPower Outlet
- SmartSense Temp/Humidity Sensor
- OSRAM Lightify LED On/Off/Dim
- OSRAM Lightify LED RGBW
- OSRAM Lightify Tunable 60 White
Note: The Health Check feature was enabled September, 2016, and ONLY newly paired devices will show these new statuses. Devices from the list above that were paired prior to that time will not have the Health Check capability and will continue to report Active or Inactive in the IDE. We do plan to incorporate devices already on the platform once we let this change soak in production for a little bit. We will follow-up with another announcement when we do.
At the moment we do not support the addition of this new capability to custom device types. We will be expanding this in the future though, so stay tuned for that!