new HE user from SmartThings. I'm having a rough go with Z-Wave. Wasn't perfect with SmartThings but much better than HE.
I know it's not useful to say it's just flakey and unreliable so I'll try to be specific. I feel like I'm chasing my tail trying to track down the latest device that didn't do what it was supposed to.
Currently, I'm having issues with scenes. I have 5 scenes (Lights Dim, Lights Bright, Lights Off, Lights Sleep, Lights Full) that control about 10-15 Z-Wave light switches and dimmers. There are some older Leviton dimmers, (the ones that toggle on/off just using the lower paddle) some Leviton DZ6HD, some of the new GE plug-in modules and some Honeywell dimmers)
This morning my lights were on because the Lights Sleep scene didn't go. So I started switching between Lights Dim and Lights Sleep and it's very very slow to respond (10-15 seconds) if it goes at all. I'm using the "activate scene" button. It's just SO slow and unreliable.
I'm watching the current logs as I hit the activate scene button and I'm just not seeing much. If I activate a scene with 12 devices, I might see an event for one or two of them.
I'm pretty good at troubleshooting and narrowing things down but I don't understand the logging. What should I expect to see when I trigger a rule? What I'm used to for logging with other systems would be something like:
- Scene X (or rule) activated
- Light 1 sent ON command
- Light 2 sent DIM 50% command
but it doesn't seem like it works that way. I'm not super impressed with the logging. It just seems like it's missing a lot, hard to read or isn't a fluent conversation.
Do I need to turn on debugging or logging for each device, rule and scene so I can see what's really going on?