Come across the switch bot device and would love to integrate this with Smartthings directly, but I understand the device is bluetooth and controlled by a phone locally and if you want google home and remote access you have to buy the switchbot hub, because their hub talks to the switch bot using bluetooth, there is limitation that the hub needs to be close to the the switch bot, so trying to have switch bot’s in 2 different parts of the house isn’t viable unless you have 2 hubs, this solution which starts out cheap becomes expensive and start monopolizing plugs.
I can’t understand why they didn’t go for zigbee/zwave or even wifi as a protocol for this device.
Anyway I’m wondering if there are an alternatives out there that use zigbee and can integrate into smartthings without another hub.
I did find a device on amazon called “Libetter Smart-Switch” - FingerBot, it said could be remotely controlled via wifi, but then they are also selling a bluetooth hub for it, it’s very unclear from the amazon description, but from what I could make out it appears this device is just a complete rip off of switch bot, there are no reviews for it either.
My use case for the the switch bot, was to press the switch on my garage remote to lift the electric gate, thought this little bot would do the trick, it’s actually cheaper than the garage remote fob costs.