Automatic LAN Device Discovery¶
Automatic LAN device discovery minimizes the complexity in discovering LAN-connected devices.
Normally the SmartThings platform will discover a LAN-connected or a Cloud-connected device only when a Service Manager SmartApp for that specific device is present. This means that if you want to integrate multiple LAN devices, such as a Wemo motion sensor and a Bose Speaker, then you will need multiple Service Manager SmartApps, i.e., a separate Service Manager SmartApp for each LAN-connected device. On the contrary, the platform does not have any such Service Manager SmartApp requirement for a ZigBee or a Z-Wave device.
The new automatic LAN device discovery eliminates the Service Manager SmartApp requirement for some LAN-connected devices, thereby making for a much smoother and quicker LAN-connected device discovery. See Supported LAN-connected Devices.
Impact on the developer¶
For the Supported LAN-connected Devices if you have made any customizations to either your Service Manager SmartApp or your Device Handler, then your LAN-connected device integration will be impacted. See the table below.
|Custom Device Handler||Custom Service Manager SmartApp||Impact|
|Yes||No||Custom LAN Device Handler is overwritten with the SmartThings version.|