Hello, I’m start my home automation journey and have spent the past couple of months trying to get familiar with the different technologies and what’s available. I had the sense that the new products bring released this year will be worth the wait.
One thing that I need that it appears SmartThings is currently lacking (but trying to catch up on) is video camera interoperability. I read that this is coming fairly soon, certainly with the new hub. But what I’m not at all clear about us whether I’ll have to have the premium service(s) in order to have camera functionality. I need this for multiple reasons and part of the reason why I’m looking towards a home automation system like this is the ability to control a plethora of things from so many different categories without any service fees. So could someone please tell me if the premium subscription service will be required for WiFi video camera integration? That would be really helpful.
If there’s anything else that one feels is helpful for me to know, please don’t hesitate to add it.
Thanks so much for your help and advice.