V-Home by Vodaphone (SmartThings Hub + subscription fee) - Is this a Joke!?


(Antony Pugh) #1

https://shop.v.vodafone.com/uk/v-home/safety-starter-kit?cid=dsp-wvm%2Fiot%2F_1466997_%2Fcnd%2F10.18%2Fpid%3D4379924

In the UK But the subscription. other than camera storage they are just making stuff up to make it sound good. Seems like a rip off.

On the other hand it might get more users using the system and more devices certified.


(Haris) #2

Certainly a joke I only got it because of black Friday discount when they had everything half price which sounded like a very good deal but they give you smarthing wifi hub which to me looks very unstable secondly it is very limited in what you can do with the monitor for example you can only access it in the new smartthings app and not in the classic, which I prefer, also you cant use devices like fibaro key fob or presence sensor to arm or disarm the alarm it can only be done through the app, cant even set a widget on desktop, everytime I have to set or disarm the alarm have to faf about in the mobile. The smart things camera is also very temperamental it uses WiFi instead of zwave, gets disconnected very often. Thinking of returning the package as still within 30 days


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #3

Wow…! The WiFi hub is not more unstable than any of the other SmartThing Hub models.

Do you get a Samsung Login or some other sort of account?

i.e., can you login to https://account.SmartThings.com ???


(Haris) #4

Yes you can login with your Samsung account and smarthings ide account but vhome home monitor smartapp is not accessible


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #5

Then you’re at least lucky enough to be able to install WebCoRE, ActionTiles, etc. and can perhaps maximize your benefits from SmartThings distinct from vhome home monitor.

ie, it’s not completely crippled.

But it is less than ideal. What a messy partnership. Sigh.


(Antony Pugh) #6

Just seems like a rip off deal. be interesting to see if it lasts.