I received my SmartThings kit in the mail yesterday and just wanted to share my experiences.
It was a bit of a wait for this, but i have to say that it was 100% worth the wait. The packaging is very professional. Everything was packed tightly and secure. Everything worked out of the box. It took a few minutes for my hub to recognize all of my devices. I just had to give it some time… i also had my smart things hub sitting in between a NAS and a switch which may have caused interference… so i moved it.
I received 2x Smart Multi Sensors (open/close, temperature and acceleration?), 1x IR Movement Sensor, 1x Presence Sensor, 1x Power Outlet. The build quality is amazing on the smart things stuff. Its all extremely light and everything seems to use the AAAA batteries. Seriously, the plastic housings of the multis/hub and presence sensor is just fantastic. Props to the team for this! Great work.
The iPhone app works pretty well. It crashed twice during setup, but has worked flawlessly since. My first minor grips is that it is difficult to tell the smart multis apart. It would be nice if you could change their icon, just like you can for the presence sensor/power outlet. Or perhaps name them. The smart apps are really easy to install and configure. Again the only grip i have here is that when configuring a mode setting smartapp, you should pick from a list rather than type the mode you want it to change to. It would probably be much easier to configure all of this via a web interface, but the iphone app is fine. The only smartapp i had trouble with was Sunrise/Sunset. For some reason i could not install this smartapp. Instead i had to install scheduled mode start for sunrise and sunset to change modes appropriately.
Here are some photos of the system:
All in all, I am VERY impressed. Here is my wishlist:
Add the power monitoring to the smart outlet
Add battery level indication for all the smart things
Add the ability to change the icon or name the multis somehow so they appear different on the main screen
Add multi-user support for the smart things iphone app to allow multiple iphone presence things