I have a Samsung Connect Home mesh network (which includes Smartthings repeaters at each hub) in my home. I also have quite a few Z-Wave devices spread throughout my house on that network. I recently bought the Ring Alarm, which appears to includes its own Z-Wave hub. I have a few questions with this configuration:
I understand that one Z-Wave device can’t be on multiple networks. Can the Z-Wave devices on my existing network still serve as repeaters for the devices on the other network? Does having two “competing” Z-Wave hubs cause interference?
I have devices like the First Alert ZCOMBO and Schlage Connect door locks on the current network and have interactions like ITTT configured. I believe these devices are interoperable with the Ring Alarm and can be used to generate fire / intrusion alarms as fully compatible with Ring’s system.
- If I move these devices over to Ring’s Z-Wave network, do I lose the ability to configure ITTT rules since Ring Alarm currently doesn’t support ITTT (and may never add it.)
- For example, can I still trigger location-based actions by having the network detect the presence of my smartphone and lock / unlock the door?