I have been doing a lot of research on Zigby and Z-Wave over the last 6-9 months, and wasnt overly impressed with a lot of the products on the market such as Mi Casa Verde. After reviewing SmartThings, im walking the line of biting the bullet and buying a package. But I had a few questions that I cant quite fully figure out:
If Internet drops off, will the SmartThings hub still provide device functionality within the ‘z-wave/zigby network’?
On normal pre-orders (non-kickstarter) what is the estimated shipping? Early next month? end of next month?
Does anyone know of development going into supporting IP based Thermostats and Webcam’s? I intend to by a Venstar T5800 thermostat (x2) and already have wifi webcams. Also though not as important, my irrigation is controlled by a QuickSmart EtherRain IP device.
That covers my biggest concern/thoughts.