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Some members have some models of Roomba working with Smart
Things via an additional device. See the following thread (this is a clickable link)

I want to vote up the WeMo Maker - this thing is the easiest Garage opener you can get your hands on, all it needs is a pathway to leverage the fantastic ST logic for presence based door control.

It has an IFTTT channel, doesn’t it? So you have already indirect integration that way. :sunglasses:

https://ifttt.com/wemo_maker

It sure does, but the solution is all outside of ST. Right not I have IF opening the door when I arrive home.

It would be WAY better if I could leverage the incredibly clever ST logic that already is set up to manage doors based on their current state - IE close if it it’s open. It would instantly give you the most intelligent garage door ever: Open when you arrive, close when you’ve been gone for too long, etc.

The purpose built garage door openers are dead simple and work natively.

Cheaper.

UL tested.

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Sure, but the point is that SmartThings has an IFTTT channel as well.

So you use all the ST logic you want inside ST. It’s just that for the last step instead of communicating directly with the WeMo maker, you turn on a virtual switch. You use that switch going on as the IF for IFTTT and the WeMo Maker as the THAT and they’re linked.

If, as I personally would suggest, you get the purpose built garage door controller off the official “works with” list (manufactured by Nortek, but sold under several different brand names including Linear, gocontrol, and one of the Nutone models)

You could still use the same method to connect to your WeMo maker for other purposes. Actually, use the same method to connect to pretty much anything that has an IFTTT channel–it’s one of the very powerful open platform features of SmartThings. :sunglasses:

I submitted a similar idea to quirky but they didn’t like it.

Most likely because it wouldn’t meet UL listing requirements for garage door controllers, and without the UL listing Home Depot won’t carry it.

The garage door control on the official " works with SmartThings," the Linear GD00z is UL listed and, as @codytruscott says, works well. As does the Tellguard ( also UL listed.).

Ohh no, I got the wrong thing? What purpose built opener works well? I can repurpose the maker for loads of other things.

Ahh thanks heaps - I don’t know about virtual switches, I can just see in IFTTT that inhale bunch of predefined triggers from ST.
Thanks! I’m off to learn about virtual triggers.

I mean for the light switch cover.

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I would echo what others are saying re: add Chamberlain MyQ. Also, Dropcam/Nest camera and Honeywell internet capable thermostats beyond the one already on the list.

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ANY duplex receptacle with added USB charging ports

Would love to see the following devices available to connect to using SmartThings:

  1. Pentair ScreenLogic, which is used to control pool equipment.

  2. Nest.

  3. Liftmaster MyQ.

  4. Foscam cameras.

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Salus 500ITBM Thermostat

Here’s a z-wave sliding patio door lock:

Scott, I installed Jason Mok’s rewrite of this. Seems pretty solid.

Would be nice to have one smart things hub to control everything and an excellent app interface to control it all, but there is way too little choice of compatible devices here. IMHO all companies are so busy trying to carve out their own proprietary IOT niche they will doom home automation to a failed niche market unless they buck up their ideas.

Very obviously you need to provide integration/compatibility with…

  1. LightwaveRF which seems to be the dominant option for home lighting automation in the UK at present because nobody else seems to have their range of lights switches and relays available.

  2. NEST

  3. If This Then That

  4. THREAD which I see Samsung is a member of.

  5. DNLA

contacted Angee customer support and asked for them to allow integration through zwave or zigbee. they said they have an open API so technically i believe someone, way smarter than i could integrate Angee within our ST systems. Anyone up for the challenge? I would do it if i knew how…

Can’t integrate with something that doesn’t exist yet. This device doesn’t even have certification yet, and isn’t scheduled to ship until April 2016 (a date it’s likely to miss most such projects do.)

The promise of an open API is great, and definitely someone can take a crack at it once they have their certifications and the APIs published. But honestly, there’s no point in spending programming time now on something where it’s the details that will matter, and those details are inevitably going to change over the next six months.

So give it time. If they truly publish an open API once they get their certifications, which typically is a good six weeks before launch at least, there should be plenty of time to get it working with SmartThings if it’s possible.

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