My name is Todd and I'm a Hacker/Maker (Hardware/Software) of SmartThings. I saw the podcast last night which pointed me here, so I though I'd stop by and help get things rolling.
My twitter handle is @wackware, and my email is twack.....at.....wackware...dot...net.
I'll stop by here as often as I can. but you'll typically find me on the smartthings forums for sure. I'm looking forward to helping you guys out as much as I can. "Let's get this party started!" as they say.
We’re working on a thermostat built around a network of wireless battery-powered sensors. We just launched a Kickstarter and have been getting a lot of requests to integrate with SmartThings (and some votes for Ninja Sphere as well). We’d like to know if providing just our temp/humidity/motion sensor is valuable as a standalone Thing, separate from the full functionality of our system. What do you think?
I've been given a green light to start a SmartThings install and I thought I would open it up to you guys to pick out all the "things."
Here is what I have in the house:
Alarm system that is not on a service. We use it for night time safety only. It has sensors only on the doors otherwise, glass breakage sensors are throughout the house.
Three IP cameras. Nothing fancy, two D-Link 932L's and a Foscam PTZ. Using iSpy software on a Windows Home Server.
I would like to:
Emulate the alarm system. I wonder if the glass sensors can be used with the relay module? https://shop.smartthings.com/#/products/evolve-lfm-20-fixture-module
Cameras. I would like to get more cameras and be able to integrate them into the system somehow. iSpy software has a lot of options but the remote viewing is not polished.
I would like to use and Android phone and possibly an iPad. I also use a Surface RT to monitor the cameras. If there was any way to export web modules to build your own website that would be awesome.
a couple of presence sensors
a pack of multi sensors
relays for garage doors * 3
So, what do you think and what would your build look like?
Anyone used any z-wave light switches to turn on / off outdoor lighting? I have lights on my garage and front porch that use flourescent bulbs. They are controlled by a light switch in my front hallway of the house. I would like them to turn on at dusk and then turn off at a pre-determined time (say 11pm).
Anyone have any experience doing this? I need to use a switch that integrates to Smartthings. The lights outside are hardwired and use a special base (they are not screw in bulbs).