So what’s everyone going to DO with their SmartThings once we get them? I’m sure there is a huge amount of applications that we have all thought of separately, and can inspire each other with here. This includes all of you guys at SmartThings and Physical Graph that already have access to the goods. I remember reading somewhere recently that Alex has over 150 “things” connected to the Physical Graph in his house. What have you done so far?
Now, this is just the SmartThings that are being shipped, not “I want to connect it to this other crazy gizmo that I saw on Amazon”. Here’s a few of uses that are going operational at Castle Awesome (yea, that’s my house) once I get my grubby paws on them:
The SmartSense motion detector is going in the shed to let me know if a warm body other than my own is in there, especially while I’m at work. With a daughter coming up on getting her driver’s license, I'm leaving a presence tag in each vehicle as a double-check. I believe that will allow me to give her a little more latitude with parental oversight. Trust but verify, right? For example, if I’m away and she wants to go somewhere, I can tell her to have the car home by a certain time and SmartThings will tell me exactly when the car comes and goes. A SmartPower outlet will be to power the space heater (or a/c unit) in the rec room so the temp is just right when my wife (a pilates instructor) has clients coming over or if I'm going to hit the treadmill after work. The logical place for the open/closed sensor would be the front and back doors, but there’s gotta me more uses for that right? Keep the kids out of the liquor cabinet, maybe? What else? How about the Multi? Anything other than the garage door?
I have a total of 14 “things” and two hubs coming and plan on getting creative, but what are YOU guys planning on doing?