Hubitat Elevation C-7 Home Automation Controller

As a long-time Hubitat Elevation C-5 home automation controller user, I was really looking forward to swapping in their new C-7 hub and reviewing it. While it has worked out for the most part, it wasn’t as clean, easy, or simple as I expected. Device: 00:33​ Features/Functionality: 2:24​ Stability/Performance: 21:28​ Migration: 24:30​ Support: 24:45​ Wrapping Up: 26:16​ Tangent: 27:00​ Back […]

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A Triumph for Home Automation

Last night, er… this morning, I was rudely awoken by my Google Home. But, I’m glad I was because one of our sump pumps had failed and there was water in the basement. What could have easily been a massive mess, was just a bit of water around the pit, and couple inconvenient hours as I pulled the pump out […]

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Kwikset HALO Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt

While I wouldn’t dream of smarting up my house without the unified experience a home automation controller (HAC) provides, I can see that not everyone wants to take that step. Devices like the HALO, which connect directly to your Wi-Fi and use an app, are a great way to get some of the benefits of a smart lock on your […]

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Konnected Version 2 and 2 pro announced

Konnected has announced its next line of products. Given I am a huge fan of Konnected’s hardware and setupm I am excited. This truly is an amazing system to convert older wired alarm systems into a smart home. I use it with Hubitat and it is by far the most reliable piece of Home Automation Software I have.   I […]

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Is Thread 1.2 The One True HA Protocol?

With real support for BTLE, and massive sensor pools, Thread 1.2 takes a major step forward towards being the home automation (HA) protocol that can really do everything. Even more importantly, all the big players (cough… newcomers) are lining up behind it, so there is massive backing. While I personally have a [mostly] Z-Wave installation at home, I would love […]

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