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Adding Devices to Samsung SmartThings

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. ...
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Can I use Xiaomi ZigBee devices with SmartThings or other hubs?

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'...
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How can I use Alexa to turn on/off multiple lights at the same time with SmartThings hub?

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 ...
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Possible to assign a default "light" to a given Echo device?

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 ...
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How to connect Google Home to Harmony hub through SmartThings

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 ...
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Repurpose ADT sensors

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 ...
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Hacking the Amazon Dash button as SmartThings Arrival sensor (Mobile Phone)

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 ...
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Hacking the Amazon Dash button as SmartThings Arrival sensor (Mobile Phone)

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 ...
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Repurpose ADT sensors

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 ...
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SmartThings Hub and Nest Thermostat

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 ...
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Can I use Xiaomi ZigBee devices with SmartThings or other hubs?

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 ...
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How can I securely support unlocking my door through Google Home?

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 (...
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Can I use Xiaomi ZigBee devices with SmartThings or other hubs?

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 -...
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With a SmartThings system, what is the result of marking an alert as a false alarm?

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://...
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Control Samsung Smart TV (Infrared Remote) via Hue / Zigbee?

The Logitech Harmony Hub is a smart hub that can control devices via infrared (like your TV remote), and is compatible with Alexa. It doesn't work via ZigBee, though — it connects via Wi-Fi to your ...
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Alexa - require password for routines?

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 ...
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How is remote control of IoT devices Implemented by SmartThings?

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 ...
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How can I use Alexa to turn on/off multiple lights at the same time with SmartThings hub?

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 ...
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Can I backup/export settings from SmartThings?

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 ...
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Set Arlo Mode with SmartThings

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 ...
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How are cameras utilized in SmartThings?

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 ...
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How to limit SmartThings Lock to prevent accidental unlock?

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 ...
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Set Arlo Mode with SmartThings

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 ...
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Can I use a US or UK SmartThings hub in Australia?

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 ...
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Google Assistant Timer + Action with One Command

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 ...
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How is remote control of IoT devices Implemented by SmartThings?

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 a combination of ACK & SYN ...
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Lutron switch - turn off lights when nobody is in the room?

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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Which one is the fake? Samsung SmartThings motion detectors

They don't claim to be made by SmartThings Inc. They just sell it. The second one has an older FCC ID T3L-SS014 (2015) than the other one 2AF4S-STS-IRM-250 (2016). Neither has been manufactured by ...
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SmartThings Zigbee Devices won't connect

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 ...
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Reducing the number of Hubs in a DIY Smart Home Automation project?

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like your goal of just one hub is achievable. According to the Arlo documentation: When do I need a base station? You need a base station to connect Arlo Wire-Free and ...
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