Woke up this morning and saw my phone told me my hub has gone offline. So, I got out of bed and was just hoping my system was doing its normal stuff in the background without notifications. My lamp in my room ended up turning on, just on a slight delay more than normal. Normally, when motion happens in my room in the morning the house turns on the alarm and disarms (Good Morning). The lamp turned on, so I assumed it was good to go out into the home. I went to my modem and router downstairs and no alarms. I restarted my modem and router and then hit the button on the hub. Hub reconnected and I moved and the alarm started going off.
Two problems here:
- Alarm didn’t sound when I went downstairs (the system clearly didn’t perform the good morning actions while offline)
- BIGGER PROBLEM: Why did the system not function as normal while offline? The only thing that I would expect not to work is Mobile phone presence sensors or anything outside the system (IFTTT).
I bought v2 because if the power goes out and the internet goes out, my security system should continue to work.