Ok… maybe this is crazy, but the insanity over a ST failure/cloud failure whatever failure needs to be met with realistic expectations. The people of ST don’t wake up each morning bright eyed hoping things break. That being said failures are a reality. 100% of us (I am sure) have backups of data. Some of us, in business, use redundant internet connection and circuits. Why? Because we know something will fail even if that something is run by a fortune 500 company.
My rant is over… but what if the following.
I am not a programmer (now hurl insults), but could a ST app be created that effectively neutralized a cloud failure by simply shutting things down? That’s the challenge but what I am saying is that my automations stopped, my alarms stopped and everything went back to the way it was in 2010.
Last night, my lights started malfunctioning and other things that were annoyances. They were not as bad as some who had issues with SHM and alarms. But what if a mechanism existed (short of unplugging the hub) that would allow a user to simply turn off the smart home with a push of a button or an app or a CoRE.
This way the inconvenience is minimized.