Still trying to further this Smart Home journey. One thing that is consistent, I am driving my wife bonkers.
I visited the forums here back in Dec 2018 ( On the fence, please push me over).
Since then I have used Alexa and most recently SmartThings. Unfortunately, ST is becoming more and more unreliable as the days/months go by. As a band-aid, I spun up Home Assistant with a HUSBZ-H1 stick. I really like the premise but I think it s just outside of my technical grasp.
So to my question... ST is no longer a reliable/viable solution for me or the family. From a difficulty perspective, is HE more or less difficult than HA? My automations are very simple today. Open a door, turn a light on. Open a door, Alexa says something. Presence detection with notification (Alexa and/or text). My automations may balloon into something greater but nothing near term.
Thanks as always. Although I don't currently own, I still read the forums here...