Detailed Setup and help guide:

The Smarter Home Device connects to your wireless network and allows you to communicate with Vantage using Siri and Alexa.  Limit of 149 VIDs per Smarter Home Device

Setup Guide

  1. Plug your smarter home device to power
  2. Download the Smarter Home App 
    1. iOS
    2. Android
  3. Follow the setup steps in the app to connect to your local network
    1. If joining using bluetooth (device will automatically try to connect):
      1. Once connected via bluetooth, enter your network info from the app and hit connect
    2. If joining over wifi:
      1. Join the "SmarterHome-XXX" network with password "smarterhome"
      2. Enter your network info from the app and try to connect
  4. Once the device is connected to your local network, click the + icon in the top right and select vantage
    1. Enter your vantage IP address
    2. Optional: Range of VIDs to be read in and/or VIDs to be omitted
      1. Range should be entered as "startVID, endVID" without quotes. Example 1,1000
      2. Omit is a comma separated list of VIDs. Example 1,2,3,4,5
    3. Design Center versions 4.0 and up require a username and password. If you have an earlier version, you can leave these fields blank
  5. Once added, you can open the apple home app to begin interacting using Siri (only for iOS users)
    1. Apple home app
    2. Guide to set up apple home
    3. Tip: Rather than adding all the accessories one at a time, you can quit the Apple home app to force all of the loads to be accepted. From here, you can click on the "organize home" option in the advanced section of the smarter home app to automatically create rooms and move the loads to their rooms
    4. Note: Apple home only supports 149 loads per smarter home device. The accessory will not show if there is over 149 loads being read in. If this is the case, you can set a range or omit certain loads from the smarter home app

To enable Alexa:

  1. First add the Vantage accessory using the steps (1-4) above 
  2. Select the Alexa accessory in the Smarter home app and follow the steps in the app to install
    1. Create an account here
    2. Enter those same credentials in the smarter home app. (username and password are both case sensitive)
    3. Add and enable the skill in the Alexa app using the same credentials in the account just created
  3. Once added, open the Alexa app and search for devices
    1. Select "Devices" -> "+" ->  "Add Device" -> "Other" -> "Discover Devices"

All Smarter home devices can be updated remotely for additional features and support

Currently the device supports:

  1. Lights
  2. Blinds
  3. Relays
  4. Thermostats

Scenes and timers can not be imported from Vantage, but can be created through the Apple home and Alexa apps


Amazon Alexa:,review-4931.html

Apple home app allows you to set up multiple homes as well as share your home with multiple users. If you wish to control your home remotely, you need to set up a device as a home hub. More info can be found on Apple’s site:

If you wish to control multiple homes using Alexa, you need to have a different Amazon account for each home.


Note: There are no updates or code changes needed to make this device work with Vantage.