Intheswamp wrote: ↑Fri Aug 25, 2023 2:10 pmMight be something useable here.Panman wrote: ↑Fri Aug 25, 2023 2:00 pmLots of things seem to use the apps as a bridge between your local apparatus and a server sitting "out yonder". I know that several home security systems use that same design. We have a small Arlo security camera system which works fair. I only give it a "fair" rating because the video quality isn't good as I'd like due to the low internet speed we have here...which I found out after-the-fact. My sister lives in a large city with fast internet speeds and she uses an Arlo system and her video quality is very good...but she has cable modem speeds and I'm stuck at below 1.5Mbs upload here. The lower speeds cause the system to lower the rez, apparently.Intheswamp wrote: The only viable reason I could see that they would need to be connected to the Internet is for updates.The smart switches don't have the computing capacity to calculate the sunrise/sunset times and must use internet connectivity for it. Additionally, at least in the case of Wyze, the app that allows you to configure, monitor, and set the schedules connects to the switch over the internet.
Man, am I going off on some tangents or what this morning??!!!!!
https://diysmartthings.com/smart-plugs- ... -internet/