Set Up: Samsung Smartthings Hub
The placement of the Hub is critical to ensure the Lynx App, Hub and its paired devices (the Lock, Sensors, Lights, etc.) are able to communicate effectively.
Onboarding Pre-purchased Devices:
If you already had devices that you want to onboard request a Samsung Login from Lynx firstname.lastname@example.org Lynx will NOT onboard Samsung devices added to non-lynx email IDs.
|Check Labels, Find the Pairs:
Lynx sends pre-programmed devices. Find the Hub, Lock, Thermostat, Sensors that belong to the property you will be installing. All devices have labels indicating your property name. Do not break pairs.
||After you plug the power and ethernet cords, you should see a green light. Blue means an internet connectivity issue. The distance between the Hub and any of its paired device (like a lock or a sensor) should be 25ft or less.
|Line of Sight:
Place the Hub in the direction of the lock i.e. the "green" light of the Hub should be faced towards the lock.
||After you plug the power and ethernet cords, you should see a green light.
Blue means an internet connectivity issue. Contact your Internet Service Provider to resolve internet issues.
|Switch to Wi-Fi
||The best place for the Hub is the power socket closest to the Lock (if Lock is the only paired device) or the center of the room (If it has a lock and sensors).
To achieve this, switch the Hub to Wi-Fi so you don't have any dependency on the Ethernet Routers.
||To fix the Hub offline issue, try the power cycle. Unplug the power cord, wait for 30-seconds and plug the cords back.
||Never Reset the Hub. If you reset a hub, it will lose all its paired devices and communication to Lynx. You will need to set up the hub again, extra 30-45 mins in the field. If you reset the hub by mistake, contact email@example.com for your Samsung login information. Do NOT create your own Samsung login.
||Don't place the Hub near or next to the Wi-Fi router.
|Walls, Metal, Water:
||Concrete walls, water bodies, and metal objects weaken the signal strength. Avoid them as much as possible.
|Non-Lynx Samsung Login
||Lynx will NOT onboard Samsung devices added to non-lynx email IDs. No personal emails, no individual company emails either.
Request a Samsung Login from Lynx. Email firstname.lastname@example.org