I hope you don’t mind me asking a question, I haven’t purchased any Smartthings components as yet but I wondered if you wouldn’t mind giving me your opinion / advice on the system.
I’ve been looking at putting an alarm system at home, it had to be wireless, then I started looking at smart alarms. The Yale one caught my eye, it allowed me to know whats going on when I’m not at home, I could arm / disarm the alarm remotely etc, cost around £300 for the system but I was happy to pay that.
I later found out that they use a cloud-based server for the app to connect to and they were only guaranteeing it until 2018, it could go offline and leave me high and dry! So I dismissed it.
I saw the Smartthings sale at Curry’s, £159.99 for a starter kit, I was thinking of adding another motion sensor, window/door sensor and an internal / external alarm, would all cost around £300 aswell. It’s since rocketed back up to £200, so I think I’ll wait for another price drop before I pull the trigger. In the meantime I was wondering if this could be an effective home alarm system, it seems like a very flexible system and I love knowing whats going on at home whilst I’m away. I just wonder how reliable it is.
If anyone has any experience of using it in this manner, I would appreciate their thoughts on it.