As a parent of two teenagers who don’t always get along…
The first child would like to control his lights.
The second child would like to control her lights.
Neither would like the other to control his or her lights.
But both would like to control a common hallway light.
And my wife and I would like to control all 3 (his, hers, and common)–but ideally don’t want either controlling the rest of OUR lights.
We all control lights with Alexa. We have three different Alexa devices signed into three different Alexa accounts, but they all link to the same SmartThings hub/account…and there doesn’t seem to be a way to limit which Alexa account sees which SmartThings device…or that would solve everything.
I’m not opposed to multiple SmartThings hubs and accounts…and one possible solution (and perhaps this is easy…) might be the creation of virtual devices in one hub/account that are somehow mirrored to actual devices in another. I just can’t figure out the “somehow mirrored” part because everything I can find (e.g., IFTT) links to only one SmartThings hub/account at a time. I could solve everything with a simple “If actual/virtual device in account A turns on, then turn on virtual/actual device in account B”.
Robin Winbourne once mentioned that WebCoRE could do this…and I have WebCoRE installed and working…but I’m not exactly a WebCoRE guru and would appreciate more specific guidance if this is, in fact, possible.