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Went all out and decided to spend a few more minutes on this...

Moved the hub downstairs away from other wifi and phones etc, now everything works perfectly.

Love this thing for its simplicity yet capability.

I get an alert on my phone now whenever someone comes or goes in the front door too, no more late housekeeper...

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Went all out and decided to spend a few more minutes on this...

Moved the hub downstairs away from other wifi and phones etc, now everything works perfectly.

Love this thing for its simplicity yet capability.

I get an alert on my phone now whenever someone comes or goes in the front door too, no more late housekeeper...

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Yeah I like my SmartThings hub as well for lights and soon front door bell/camera and garage doors.
@Big Mike, Do you use it with Alexa too?

Ron


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It is an axiomatic fact that while you meditate you are speaking with your own spirit. In that state of mind you put certain questions to your spirit and the spirit answers: the light breaks forth and the reality is revealed.
The steed of this Valley is pain; and if there be no pain this journey will never end.
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Yeah I like my SmartThings hub as well for lights and soon front door bell/camera and garage doors.
@Big Mike, Do you use it with Alexa too?

Ron


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Yes I am using Alexa. But my wife doesn't like talking to her.

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This as piqued my curiosity.

How much does this type of stuff cost? I know it varies depending on an assortment of factors, but roughly, how much? Give me an estimate

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This as piqued my curiosity.



How much does this type of stuff cost? I know it varies depending on an assortment of factors, but roughly, how much? Give me an estimate



It's pretty cheap. Inexpensive.

Here are a few items.....

Samsung SmartThings F-HUB-US-2 Hub - White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010NZV0GE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_XMycyb0HHKAKS

Amazon Echo - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X4WHP5E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_RPycybG6TQM3Q

All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DFKC2SO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_BQycyb51BT5DD

http://GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch, In-Wall, 12722 https:/...w_r_cp_api_yRycybEG73GZD

Ron


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This as piqued my curiosity.

How much does this type of stuff cost? I know it varies depending on an assortment of factors, but roughly, how much? Give me an estimate

$100 for the hub and $35 for each wall switch for lights, outlets, motion sensors... $200 for front door lock.

Search Z-Wave on Amazon.

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My daughter gave me an Alexa for Christmas and 2 wink relays and wemo switches. Got all installed and synced with my nest. Stuff is pretty cool.


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Installing my second wave of z-wave "stuff" tomorrow. Waiting on the SmartThings 2nd gen hub from Amazon which comes tomorrow. Already received 3 door sensors (these are super cool and the only ones I would even consider), 3 sensors for motion, light, temperature and humidity, a siren (also cool when used with a Smartapps device handler) and 2 z-wave garage openers. These openers I'm excited I found because I priced out buying the relays and wireless components separately about a year ago and what I found totaled $185/door. With these kits it was $150.00 for both.

Stay tuned......

Ron

It is an axiomatic fact that while you meditate you are speaking with your own spirit. In that state of mind you put certain questions to your spirit and the spirit answers: the light breaks forth and the reality is revealed.
The steed of this Valley is pain; and if there be no pain this journey will never end.
Buy Low And Sell High (read left to right or right to left....lol)
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Amazon delivered the 2nd gen SmartThings hub a day early so today, an actual Amazon truck. So here's what I will be working on/installing tomorrow....

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It is an axiomatic fact that while you meditate you are speaking with your own spirit. In that state of mind you put certain questions to your spirit and the spirit answers: the light breaks forth and the reality is revealed.
The steed of this Valley is pain; and if there be no pain this journey will never end.
Buy Low And Sell High (read left to right or right to left....lol)
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Comcast = *@&#$%????


Some issue with Comcast in my area has my internet in and out last night and this morning. Just what I don't want when setting up more Z-wave stuff....lol... I will want til tomorrow.

Ron

It is an axiomatic fact that while you meditate you are speaking with your own spirit. In that state of mind you put certain questions to your spirit and the spirit answers: the light breaks forth and the reality is revealed.
The steed of this Valley is pain; and if there be no pain this journey will never end.
Buy Low And Sell High (read left to right or right to left....lol)
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