Since getting the Kasa app update I've had a mixed experience using Smart actions. For an example, I have a smart switch (HS220) and two smart plugs (HS103). I want to turn on/off the two smart plugs when I toggle the smart switch. I tried to accomplish this using smart actions in two different ways.
Option 1: No device grouping
- Create a smart action for the light switch to toggle smart plug 1
- Create a another smart action and to toggle smart plug 2
The results were mixed. Sometimes it would work as expected, other times it wouldn't. When it didn't sometimes only one plug was triggered. Success rate was around 50% or less.
Option 2: Device Grouping
- Create a group for smart plug 1 and 2, called "smart plugs"
- Create a smart action for the light switch to toggle group "smart plugs"
The results of this were 100% failure. The odd thing is I can manually toggle the "smart plugs" group via the app and it works perfectly. The smart actions don't seem to recignize the group at all.
The smart actions help within the app states you need to be using a smart home router (SR20). Based on my experience using this new feature and what I've read elsewhere I don't think that is correct.
Can anyone else confirm the same issue, or has anyone been able to get this to work as I have described?