Hi there. I just got my first SmartThings Hub. I think it’s the one people are calling “V2.” I had to pre-order it from Amazon. I bought SmartThings because they have a Windows Phone app – I don’t own any iOS or Android devices.
Anyway, I setup Ecolink Garage Door Tilt Sensor. It seems to work really well. I can get notified every time the door opens or closes (could get annoying after a while, but the novelty is still there).
Then, I hooked up a Linear FS20Z to the switch leads of the opener. This is where I’m having some trouble. I can get the door to open and close, but only sometimes. It’s not reliable by any means. To get it to work, I also have to turn it on and then off again. There is such a lag between when I double-tap the icon in the app and when the signal actually gets sent (if it gets sent at all), I’m concerned something is wrong.
Can anyone lend a newbie a hand / some advice on making this work better? Is it the Windows Phone app? I wouldn’t be surprised because it seems pretty crashy/buggy. Kudos for including the lesser platform, but it could use some improvement.
Is there an alternative way to control my “things” (like a web interface)?
Anyway, thanks for looking.