epic fail
Of Z-Wave, SmartThings, Amazon Echo, Google Home, Kwikset Deadbolt and the colossal failure that is connecting them all – aka “Home Automation”
· ☕ 5 min read · ✍️ sathya

This is a huge rant I sent to Jo. Some backstory: Few months back Jo bought a Kwikset 910 deadbolt (more like I asked her to buy - hindsight I should have done more and better research) and I was trying to setup the remote locking feature using Alexa/Google Assistant via SmartThings Hub. Here’s a copy-paste of the entire message. I’ll have a separate post on my home automation setup.