I bought my ST system a couple of weekends ago, together with a Philips Hue system and spent the weekend setting up a few motion activated lights, some timed lighting and some motion notifications to supplement my ‘non-smart’ alarm system.
Everything was brilliant for a couple of days, it all worked well. Then bit by bit, things started to stop working or became erratic. I now spend an hour every evening investigating and trying to fix the things that didn’t do what they were supposed to do.
That’s how I found this forum.
I have a question for all you seasoned ST’ers…
Is ST more of a ‘hobby’ platform that needs constant tinkering or will it ever be in a state where you programme it and it just works?
I’m torn between sending it all back (a good few hundred pounds worth of kit) or seeing how things improve over the next few months.
Or is ‘seeing how things improve over the next few month’ part of the fun?!
I bought this from a national chain that sells TV’s and fridges, so I expected it to be consumer ready, but it doesn’t seem to be.