I have one Smartthings Hub v2, and one Leviton decora z-wave plus smart 1000w dimmer (DK1KD) so far, and I am already reaching my limit for frustration.
Hub is connected and live, although the “Smartthings” app always shows it as “no network connection” until I tap on the icon for it, then it shows “CONNECTED”. This is randomness #1so far. The hub is ethernet connected and registered and seems to be working.
I installed a Leviton decora smart z-wave plus dimmer switch (same room, opposite wall, maybe 30 feet away), connected to the outside flood lights (two dumb flood bulbs). I ran through the “pairing” process to get the Leviton dimmer added to Smartthings (a name I already find questionable), and it was added without error.
The dimmer now shows in the Smartthings app as “Leviton Dimmer Switch” (I know, very creative . . .). I am just trying to understand how this stuff works right now.
Ok, so two devices in Smartthings app. I can tap on the dimmer icon and turn it off and on (with extremely unacceptable delays involved). I can then dim or brighten it from the app as well, so it is recognized and working.
THEN. I tried to set up one simple automation.
I was going to add an automation to turn on the dimmer at 60 minutes after sunset.
But the automations app says there is no device for it to act upon. Blank list, nada, nothing.
I started with Add Automation, Home(1), Smart Lights, New Lighting Automation, and the app comes up with:
Which devices do you want to control?
Fun, fun, fun.
So I tried Custom Automation.
Based on the time of day
Set the time for 60 minutes after sunset
Under the “Then” heading, I hit “add”.
I selected “Control a device”
it shows No Devices
I deleted the Leviton switch and reset, and re-installed, and and re-paired, and started over (three times). No dice. Same crap again.
I am already to return this so called “Smart” stuff and forget about the whole thing.
WHAT AM I DOING WRONG???