I have had my SmartThings hub for around a week now and so far still have none of my smart devices working with it or connected to it, I’ve been hunting for how to guides but not coming up with much, of anyone could link me things to get me started I’d be very greatful before this thing hits eBay
If you post the exact brand/model info of the devices someone here may be able to help you get things going…some devices that aren’t natively supported by SmartThings are sometimes supported when community members create device type code for them.
There is no branding on the plugs is there a way I can find it out? The lift switch is itead and I’ve also a tp link smart plug, I have some itead sonoff switches on the way also would just like to control from SmartThings, I appreciate the replies
As far as I know there is not integration completed yet for the Tuya Smart Plug (Smart Life App) branded plugs. If you want to have a cloud integration you may need to write your own code, otherwise IFTTT integration is probably the best choice for ya
For ITEAD SONOFF I think you have 2 possible solutions, one involves some flashing and program writing, the other is IFTTT.
For TP-Link you can just search TP-Link Device integration and there is already tutorial on that here.
I suggest you read the SmartThings Development Guide. I was in the same boat and I decided that I need to learn some Java first before I attempt anything. For now i’m just using IFTTT integration to get by (slight delay obviously)
I agree with @Automated_House, you might want to consider pairing some devices with ST that are officially supported to get a feel for how the whole system is designed to work, before you go down the rabbit hole of hacking together a solution for WiFi switches that were not intended to be controlled by the ST hub.
Having said that, if you really want to try to make these plugs work with ST, hopefully you’ve searched for some relevant keywords that may be of interest.
You can try to talk to some of the people in these threads. It seems like maybe firmware flashes are required, I’m still not sure exactly which devices you’re dealing with. Probably not worth it, but that’s just my opinion. Home automation should make your life easier, not frustrating!
ok thanks everyone for your help and also the Matthews family who I messaged, I’ve finally got all my stuff working via ifttt, this has made me a little happier and my smart things hubs won’t be on eBay yet lol
my next mission is to try firmware updates on the sonoff’s to get them talking directly to smartthings hub