Greetings. I recently purchased a Smartthings hub, with plans to covert from Veralite. The Veralite has been rock solid and trouble-free. You might be asking, then why change a perfectly good HA setup? Well, it’s curiousity more than anything else (I like to tinker and play around with gadgets).
Why am a hesitant to try out Smartthings? Mainly the headaches I read about on forums like this. Yes, I know people rarely post on forums when things are working well. The forums give me pause nonetheless.
Here is a summary of my setup:
–Two Schlage zwave locks (current lock/unlock remotely: get alerted when incorrect codes are entered; get an alert when a valid code is entered like my son getting home from school: and get alerted while on vacation and any unlock code is entered…valid or invalid).
–MyQ garage door openers (currently controlled through MyQ app)
–5 window sensors (alerts when opened)
–Senors on 3 doors (alerts when opened during certain hours like 10pm to 6am and when opened while on vacation)
–Outdoor lights (on/off dusk to midnight)
–Indoor lights (for two rooms…basement and garage…turn on lights when entering the room: randomly turn on/off during vacation)
–A few motion sensors (alerts when not home)
–Three wireless IP foscam cameras (remote viewing only…for instance, when I get a motion alert while on vacation).
I am not looking for any tremendously advanced features. For example, I don’t need blinds to be opened/closed. No need to control a thermostat based on whether or not I’m home.
My question is this: Would Smartthings be fairly trouble-free for my needs? I get a sense many of Smartthings “issues” are related to more complex. setups.
Any advice you have is appreciated.