I am a newbie to the Home Automation scene although I have been reading up about it for a while but never quite found a good solution until now. There has been a lot of demos about all the great things you can do with SmartThings but I really want to know how much we can do straight out of the box without 3rd party apps. I assume we can setup scenes etc straight out of the box with the ios app and all the other stuff you can do with competing systems? I guess my main concern is I don’t want to be really reliant upon others to build apps to do the basics.
The main stuff I want to do to get the ball rolling is have an iPad mounted outside my home theater so I can simply run a scene where all equipment is turned on, lights turned on for two minutes and then lights turned off and rest of the equipment stays on… pretty basic stuff really. Setup a Zwave front door lock, IP security cameras etc and expand it from there. I downloaded the iphone app to see how customizable the interface is but there is no demo mode so I couldn’t do anything with that.
So I guess the question is will I be able to do all of this straight out of the box with the correct hardware and zero programming skills. I am good with Gadgets but have no idea about coding.
I would really like to see you guys do some setup videos and demo the iphone app thoroughly showing all features that are currently available.