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Apparently Smart things uses Z-Wave protocol among others like Philips Hue. Maybe you should add your devices near the SmartThings hub for it to recognize them to check if they are compatible. However, be aware of distance, Z-Wave devices tend to always "sleep" and escape the network.


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While you can create groups/scenes in some smart hubs, I believe* you have to recreate each Group within the Alexa app. (e.g. iOS Alexa app: Smart Home > Create Group) Create a Smart Home Device Group *It might be possible for Echo/Alexa to work directly with scenes/groups from some hubs [I hope there is!]. But I'm unaware of it since my Group from my Wink ...


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Xiaomi sensors can be paired with SmartThings, according to this blog: Log in to the SmartThings IDE Create a new device handler using the sources provided on GitHub Click 'My Location', then 'Events' On the app, go to 'My Home' > 'Things' > 'Add a Thing' Push the button on each sensor for ~5 seconds to enable pairing mode Look for an entry named 'Catchall' ...


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The Harmony Hub creates virtual switches in the SmartThings app. If you authorize these with Google home, you can issue commands like "Turn on Watch TV" or "Turn off Watch TV" The Google home integration can be found under Things -> Voice Control in the SmartThing's Marketplace.


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That particular sensor is using RF 345 MHz and is not compatible with SmartThings. To connect the sensor directly to the SmartThings hub it would to be Zwave, Zigbee, or Lan Connected; it would also require a supported device type handler. There are methods of connecting third party alarm sensors to the SmartThings. I don't have any direct experience with ...


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Based on the information provided so far, it can be concluded that ADT and Honeywell have provided a good home security system. Why? There is no public technical infomation on the wireless transmitter used in Honeywell 5816 Wireless window and door sensors. It looks like Honeywell has white labeled the wireless door and window sensor from Ademco Security ...


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The original Dash buttons were based on the Broadcom (now Cypress) WICED SDK, and as a result there have been several online writeups on how to develop custom firmware for them. Typically in such a system, the MAC address is merely a data item in flash at a location specified in a header file; hence it is something readily changed. (The newer ones use an ...


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First I thought it was the easiest way to use a standard hack that connects the Dash button to IFTTT and the just use the SmartThings channel on IFTTT to do the rest. Unfortunately SmartThings currently does not seem to support setting the home mode via IFTTT. Generally their recipes seem not too useful from the outside. I cannot properly look at the list ...


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Stumbled onto the answer while searching the SmartThings forum for a different issue. In the Alexa app, you can create a group, which can contain both smart devices and an Echo device. By creating a "Master Bedroom" group containing the wall switch (overhead lights) and my Echo Dot, it apparently prioritizes devices in the same group. "Alexa, turn on the ...


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Generally you want your home's door secure.1 Assuming that the door is secure in itself, i.e. it cannot be opened without the lock, the security of the door is equivalent to the security of said (smart) lock. Further assuming that the the smart lock itself is secure for the moment we can concentrate on the trigger. Triggering a smart lock with a voice ...


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There isn't any official support, but a user in the SmartThings Community forum has created some device types that should work with the motion sensor and on/off switch here: I have created a simple device type for the Xiaomi Smart Button that can be found various places for around $10. Other users have stated that this device loses connectivity to the hub ...


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According to SmartThings's Support Page: SmartThings doesn’t officially support Nest at this time, but many users instead utilize a custom integration created by a developer in the SmartThings Developer Community. This integration reportedly works well, and you can set it up through the SmartThings IDE by following the steps here. In other words, it isn'...


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I found this quote: You will also have the option to check the box saying This was a false alarm. This is for internal tracking and helps us improve Smart Home Monitor. This is from https://support.smartthings.com/hc/en-gb/articles/205380154-Smart-Home-Monitor#Dismiss_Incident So, false alarm mark is for internal use of SmartThings to make their service ...


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Yes, Alexa can interact with SmartThings scenes. There is some overlap between the Alexa & SmartThings apps, which are outlined below. These comments are based on the v2.13.0 of the SmartThings app and v2.2.886.0 of the Alexa app. SmartThings offers 3 main features: Things, Rooms, and Scenes. Alexa offer 3 main features (within the Smart Home menu ...


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It is said in netgear pages that: After you integrate your Arlo cameras into the SmartThings app, you must use the SmartThings app to configure your modes and rules. If you edit your modes and rules in the Arlo app, you disarm the SmartThings mode. So, custom Modes and all logics should be on Smartthings side.


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I don't have SmartThings, but do have Google, so here is half an answer. Comments above from me and Prashanth to SmartThings forum(*) discussions (here, and here) indicate that backup / restore is not available to the casual user. However, the SmartThings developer documentation (which seems quite extensive), give information about overall preferences and ...


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Most of the devices connected to the SmartThings hub will not be IP devices, so they are not controlled directly via the cloud and the concepts of port forwarding and UPnP do not apply. Instead, the devices connect to the SmartThings hub in whatever manner they can, and the hub acts as a proxy. The hub sends/receives a command to/from the cloud and ...


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Basic security with existing skills From a security point of view, adding an additional passphrase that anybody can speak out, will not be a big improvement, as you can already customize the name of the object you want to control in all smart home skills I know of and the alexa app itself. So instead of issuing: You: "Alexa open the garage door" Alexa: "...


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I know this is an older thread, but thought this may be helpful. Technically, only the Z-WAVE portion of SmartThings is illegal in Australia. The band used is unlicensed, but still managed under legislation. The band does not interfere with any licenced bands, such as mobile or TV, but can interfere with Radar and the like and as there is no ability for ...


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You could use the competitor Stringify which supports subsequent actions as well as conditions in their rule engine. This rule for example does three actions: WHEN I say "OK Google, tell Stringify Good Night"... THEN turn on my Hue Bulb A19 to orange at 15% brightness, AND set the cool temperature on my Nest Thermostat to 69F... THEN fade off ...


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No. Your goals and concerns contradict with each other: My deadbolt can be flaky and once unlocked, it could be stuck and not be able to lock again. Points out that the goal of I am wondering if there is a way to limit the smart lock to allow only lock but not unlock? Is not meaningfully achievable, since the "lock" attempt might not actually ...


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The IoT device (e.g. wifi thermostat) usually connects/calls out to a central server, using your home ISP network, and keeps this connection alive 24/7 by sending combination of ACK & SYN packets every few seconds at the TCP level. The IP address of the central server is coded into the firmware of the IoT device. The upper-layer protocol (HTTP, SSH, ...


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I finally implemented this using the Samsung SmartThings hub and Samsung motion sensor, using a cloud-to-cloud connection from SmartThings to the Lutron SmartBridge. Did not find a simpler solution.


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This ended up working for me: Create a new mode in Arlo app. Have it do any recording or notifications Connect Arlo to SmartThings (using Arlo Connect SmartApp) Add each Arlo device as needed Select each newly added Arlo device and set it to Inactive (click the green camera icon from status screen of Thing) As needed, update Smart Home Monitor routines (ie ...


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Here is one project that can expose a lot of ZigBee devices to a generic MQTT server. Then you can use them with any of the home automation hubs that you want. My personal experience with it is great - the required hardware is about 20$ from aliexpress and it works on anything, even ARM based machines in a container. pros it's open source so you can ...


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I don't get what you mean by presence, but you can get notifications of door bell button push and / or when motion detection gets triggered. I understood from the specifications that with SmartThings you can switch either one of them on or off and also drive another SmartThings device like a light switch based on the notification. There's more information ...


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After close to three months of communicating with Samsung support.... I finally received some steps to solve my issues, but I'll step through what they had me do. Reset Your Hub Unplug your hub from DC power Remove all backup batteries from your hub Wait about 15-30 mins for all capacitance to dissipate Plug your hub back into DC power Wait for the LED ...


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If Internet connection is lost, BUT electricity is still on AND hub has battery working ok you may have chances to succeed. Since ZigBee connection is there you may have connection between hub and bulb. ZigBee is a technology for quite short distances, so if all works ok and then for example LAN can be used when in normal, then the distance between these ...


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I just recently discovered this issue while upgrading my SmartThings Hub to a newer model. It appears that newly added Hubs to your account do not have Insecure Rejoin enabled, but my older model did have this feature enabled. So, perhaps Samsung has updated their systems to protect the users. Below are screenshots showing how to review/change your ...


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Give this one a try. It is talking about connecting your old wired sensor endpoints from the Alarm panel to Smartthings. There might be something that you can get from reading the post.


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