Not quite sure whats going on with my Automations. This platform seems to becoming increasingly less reliable.
Not like I have some big, fancy, intricate automations.
Heres my background. Not sure whats relevant, so might be a bit verbose…
a few years ago, Lowes dropped the Iris platform, which sucked since it just worked. I have a number of GE light switches, dimmers, smart outlets, motion sensors, multipurpose sensors, thermostats, etc. All worked fine.
Lowes kills Iris and so i move all my shiz over to SmartThings platform. I started with the v3 ST hub and added a couple more GE switches, smart outlets smartthings motion sensors and multipurpose sensors.
I got most everything dialed-in and working satisfactorily.
This was a couple years ago.
I primarily used the old SmartThings iOS app. I had to use the newer app on occasion. Things worked.
Fast-forward to Samsung kills the old SmartThings app. I ended have to migrate over automations/routines. Things still worked fine for about a year.
I have 2 garages with SmartThings motion sensors setup. They are set to trigger garage lights when motion is sensed. I also have another automation to kill the lights if there is no motion for 15 mins.
This worked great.
Slowly over time… some automations started to not work. I found the occasional hub reboot or a removal/recreation of the automation would remedy the issue.
Fast forward to about 3 weeks ago. I found that the lights in the garage no longer kicked on with movement. I did the usual power cycle of the hub, when that didnt work, i recreated the automations. When that didnt work, i bounced my hub again with my wireless APs, router and modem. Still no dice.
I ended up removing a bunch of the automations and recreating. no-go.
unpaired and deleted switches and motion sensors. Replaced batteries for motion sensors. no-go.
I am at a loss. What used to work great with my automations no longer works.
I have a couple scheduled jobs to kick on a couple lamps and they still work. For whatever reason things will not kick on when motion is sensed.
In the SmartThings app, I can see that the motion sensors pick up my movement just fine. Also, i can manually kick on all the switches from the app.
Whats the deal with the automations and motion sensors? these are SmartThings sensors… not some cheesy 3rd party motion sensors. Why would this fail to work? Anyone else have any issues with automations and motion sensors that was able to remediate?
If it wasnt for my going “all-in” with replacing my washer, dryer and range with Samsung “smart” crap (which seems to just work native with SmartThings) i’d pick-up and move to a new platform.