New to the forum but I’ve already learned a ton of stuff, so thanks a bunch to all.
Scenario: I’ve just moved into a house where the leasning company have their own PointCentral ADC-NK-100T smarthub and have two thermostats and a door deadbolt associated to it. The thermostats Building 36’s B36-T10 thermostats OEM’ed by Alarm.com and the deadbolt is a Yale Real Living lock with a YRMZW1-US Z-wave module inside. This setup is pretty lame as one can at most add some lights and that’s all she wrote.
The leasing company charges about 20 bucks a month for a Smarthouse service, giving access to these 3 devices, however one can fortunately cancel the option at any time. I’m 99% sure that they just nuke the PointCentral account and leave the equipment on-site for the next tenant.
Evil intentions: Since I’m now the proud owner of a ST hub and a few devices, once I’ve cancelled the PointCentral service, I want to unplug their hub and then assimilate the thermostats and the lock into my little Z-wave collective and have them talk to my own ST hub instead. (cue nefarious giggle). Having done my homework, it looks like both the thermostats and the lock is SmartThings compatible. However, once I move out, I need to restore everything to previouis working order, so the PointCentral hub talks to the the 3 devices again. It should be said that one doesn’t have full administrative access in the pointcentral solution, i.e. you can’t add
Where is the association between the hub and the device stored? On the hub, the device or both? I guess I need to understand the business of inclusion and exclusion a bit better.
What happens when first a hub A and device B are talking, then you power down hub A, then put device B in inclusion mode, connecting to new hub C. Some time later in life you power off hub C. Will device B still reconnect with hub A? Or does all this depend on the device type?
I’m presuming the Yale is relatively easy to deal with, provided I spend 70 bucks on some new “brains” (Z-wave module) for it. Then I don’t have to worry about master pin either. I’d then just pop the original module back in at moveout. However I’m not sure what to do about the thermostats. On one hand I would love a pair of shiny learning Nest thermostats, and just rewire a new midplate temporarily. On the other hand if I can hijack the two B36 thermostats to begin with without screwing up the PointCentral system, I’d be a happy camper.
Any thoughts how best to go about this? Any insights would be highly appreciated, thanks!