Best Smartthings Garage Door Openers: Top Picks for 2024
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Best Smartthings Garage Door Openers: Top Picks for 2024

So you’ve got your SmartThings Hub installed in your home and now you’re looking for adding control of your garage and garage door. A SmartThings-compatible garage door opener allows you to monitor, control, and automate your garage door remotely through an app or voice commands when integrated with your SmartThings hub. Choosing a SmartThings-compatible garage…

Smart Home Stickers to Label Your Plugs, Switches, & NFC tags
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Smart Home Stickers to Label Your Plugs, Switches, & NFC tags

Picture this. You’ve just spent the last few weeks working on your smart home setup. Whether that be Home Assistant, SmartThings, Hubitat, or any wifi-controlled devices you may own. Things are finally just working. As you set things up, you instruct your family on what each switch or button. You: “This switch toggles the ceiling…

The Ultimate SmartThings to Home Assistant Migration Guide
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The Ultimate SmartThings to Home Assistant Migration Guide

With all of the SmartThings issues I’ve been hearing about lately, I thought now would be a good time to share some guides I created whenever I migrated to Home Assistant. Follow this guide to learn how to migrate from SmartThings to Home Assistant in 2021. Overall, SmartThings was pretty solid for me. I had…

How To Pair Xiaomi Aqara Door/Window Sensors with SmartThings
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How To Pair Xiaomi Aqara Door/Window Sensors with SmartThings

Are you in the market for an alternative to the SmartThings multipurpose sensor? If so, you should consider purchasing an Aquara Door and Window sensor. They are inexpensive, reliable, and work pretty well for creating automations such as “If door opens, do Y thing”. Why not just use a SmartThings Multipurpose sensor? You may have…

Play Custom Audio Through Google Home Speakers Using SmartThings Automations
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Play Custom Audio Through Google Home Speakers Using SmartThings Automations

In my last post, I walked you through how to add Google Home devices into SmartThings using WebCore and cast-web api. This allows you to “broadcast” any text you to any (or all) of your Google Home speakers! This is a great way to make Google speak. Note: this is very different than saying “Hey…

How To Create SmartThings Voice Automations using Google Home
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How To Create SmartThings Voice Automations using Google Home

Have you ever wanted your Google Home devices to announce when a door was opened, doorbell was pressed, or if a leak was detected? Let me answer that for you. Of course you have! In this guide, I’m going to show you how to control Google Home devices with SmartThings to create verbal alerts when…

SmartThings Garage Door Opener integration with MyQ
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SmartThings Garage Door Opener integration with MyQ

While smart garage door openers are already “smart”, there’s always room for improvement. For example, wouldn’t it be nice to see if your garage was open from within the SmartThings app? Talk about the ultimate SmartThings garage door opener! Believe it or not, you can! I had to do some digging, but eventually, I found…

Does SimpliSafe Work with Smartthings?
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Does SimpliSafe Work with Smartthings?

If you’re someone who owns SimpliSafe smart home security products, then you may have been wondering: Does SimpliSafe work with SmartThings in 2021? The answer is no, Simplisafe does not work natively with SmartThings. How To Check if Simplisafe is Compatible With SmartThings If you’re ever unsure if a product is compatible with SmartThings, there…