Protip: If you don't clear this with your significant other first, they might slowly start to resent you.
I hate that this is a reality, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t shed light on it. As evidenced above I considered the SmartThings interface extremely easy to use, but my better half (who only recently discovered the ability to group text) found it less so. What started out as a charming way to have the lights turn on when we came home eventually devolved into “Ted, I love you, but I honestly have no idea how to turn these lights off.” I don't consider our situation universal, but as with any significant change to your household routine, you're better off jumping into it together. Nobody likes to be handed an instruction manual after a long day at work.
Ted Gushue is the executive editor of Supercompressor. His girlfriend has finally forgiven him for turning their house into a laboratory. Hear him testify on Twitter.