SmartThings Outage - Jan 27 2018

Sure, but then you give up other things, mostly the variety of Devices which can be Connected to your system and the ease with which a non programmer can use custom code. And maybe the complexity of rules that are supported. Every system has pluses and minuses, you just have to find the one that best matches your own needs and preferences.

See for example:

There are literally about another 50 threads discussing this so you can also poke around the forum and find some more. But it pretty much comes down to the same issues: Either you pay more, or you accept A simpler system, or you find a system where you will have to do a lot of coding for yourself.

Each of those will be the right answer for some people but there’s no one right answer that suits everyone.
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