Using smartthings hub to trigger multiple devices from different companies at once?

Adding SmartThings allows you to use some devices which can’t work with echo on their own, and also allows you to have a much more complex kind of rule, including rules with conditions like “unless” and “while” and also as @Mike1616 mentioned, automatic home/away recognition.

See the following FAQ (this is a clickable link) and it should explain. :sunglasses: