I came across a topic, which I was not so aware about and was wondering if anybody has some input for me: My internet got disconnected the other night and already with a motion sensor turned on lights did not go out anymore. After a quick research I found out that Smartthings depends more on the cloud than I thought/expected.
Okay, so I looked into this a little bit and found an article of the German tech newspage “heise.de” from April 2015 (not the first - hahaha) with the title “Smartthings turns away from the Cloud”. The article basicly states that Smartthings wants to do more and more locally and a new hub supporting this even more will be coming out 3rd quarter the following year (so end of 2016). Since now there actually is a new wifi hub in the US: is is true? Does this hub support more local control than the 2nd gen hub? And if so: does anybody know something about the UK release?
If not: I read that somebody mentioned a local server etc., but I assume that a normal mobile stick for the router, so that the connection is going to switch automatically when cable goes down, will be the simplest way to fix this problem, right?
Nevertheless, I would appreciate if Smartthings would do more locally, because I don’t see the point why stuff which can be done locally has to be in the cloud causing problems like the one (even though it’s a small issue!) mentioned above!