I haven’t been able to find a decent answer to this on these forums or anywhere else on the web, so forgive me if this has been covered before or if the answer is plain.
I am in the planning stages of my home automation project, and trying to decide which devices to purchase.
I can’t seem to find a role for purchasing WeMo appliances to use within the SmartThings environment. Does anyone have a good reason for introducing them (WeMo)? As best as I can figure out, the main advantage of SmartThings communicating with WeMo is to provide some measure of “backward compatibility” for those that bought WeMo before moving to SmartThings.
Both have an IFTTT channel. / Both are screwed if you lose your internet connectivity, at least from a mobile-connected standpoint. ?Does the WeMo still work if the home network is intact but the outbound connection is lost? / WeMo won’t extend the Z-Wave network.
Any thoughts on why I should consider buying WeMo products to include in my SmartThings-based home automation scheme?
Thanks to all in advance for your thoughts.