I’m only a few months into ST and WC right now, and am still trying to figure out the best course of action for organizing 2 houses.
Many many posters have suggested doing everything in WC for full flexibility. This brings up 2 issues that are concerning, one of which is actually nail-biting:
- Is it worth surrendering local processing? In addition to the people who said to do everything in WC, some have suggested doing a limited version of whatever is possible locally in Smart Lighting, and the rest in WC.
The problem I keep running into with this (besides clutter) is that there seems no good way to avoid redundancies / overlap. If there was a way to check the ST hub for an internet connection, then Smart Lighting can be used only during downtime, and WC the rest of the time that internet is available.
- Can that conditional be set up in some way?
- What’s the best way to avoid clutter, especially in Smart Lighting? I’ve only done 2-3 rooms in each house and Smart Lighting is already a long-scrolling, confusing mess. Naming convention seems like it should be standardized for both this and WC by now, but I haven’t come across anything yet.
- With the future of WC in question, is it even a good idea to fully invest in using it for everything? This is the most concerning and nail-biting of the two. Nobody wants to have to scrap all of their work.