Alright - This thread is now officially in the toilet…
After hours and hours of trying to figure out these strange bugs/glitches/whatever you want to call it; I have finally solved the problems once and for all. It was a simple process outlined here for future Simon XT Verizon LTE ADC new users:
What I did:
- Add all the z-wave devices in Smartthings Hub v2. Then do a SCAN/Add new device.
- At the simon XT v1.4 panel, enter System Programming -> Interactive Services -> Z-Wave -> Add panel to existing network
- After successfully pairing to the smartthings hub, it will give you number of z-wave devices found.
- WAIT. It takes a while like 10 minutes or more at times. Don’t do anything except wait.
Now after doing these steps originally, something must of happened because alarm.com wouldn’t see the devices nor would my two little remote screens (shows up no lights/locks, etc).
How I fixed these problems (even after doing multiple factory reset and re-adding/removing over and over, all I needed to do was discount the main 9V power then the battery backup power line. After a couple of minutes, reconnect back in reverse order and do steps 1-4 again. This time, it worked 100% without strange bugs like a z-wave device that didn’t exist or a malfunction on a non-existing device!
Anyway, I’d like to say thank you to surety for providing an awesome DIY package. These DIY problems I’m very willing to endure. Thanks for providing the services at a very good competitive pricing; I’m extremely happy with everything so far (even after hours and hours of WTFs!)
Anyway, last but not least I wanted to add - if you do this 2nd controller method, you won’t get locks or thermostats, etc. but everything works great via alarm.com or via smartthings app. Another surprise was the large category of alarm.com options that exists for my soon to be dumped Simon XT panel: Frontpoint withheld alot of functionality based on my $47.XX tier package; I didn’t even get a simple weather forecast on my Simon XT/remote screens until I signed up with Surety!