Hubitat Elevation Home Automation Hub (Model C-7) Compatible with Alexa, Google Home, Zigbee, Z-Wave, Lutron (Requires Lutron Smart Bridge Pro)
- Speed: Automations are processed locally on the hub for fast, reliable home automation
- Compatibility: Compatible with most Zigbee, Z-Wave, LAN, Google Home, Alexa and Lutron devices (Lutron requires Lutron SmartBridge Pro). Please check for compatibility with your devices before purchasing.
- Customizable: Dozens of built-in automation apps for customizing your smart home
- Reliability: Automations do not rely on cloud servers or the internet
Features and specification
|Integration Supported smart home integration|
|Interface Smart device connectivity interface|
|Manufacturer Smart device manufacturer|
|Color Available colors|
|Item Package Quantity||
2.95 x 2.95 x 0.67 inches
Frequently asked question
Having set up hubs before I would say no. It is very difficult to get even simple rules to work. For instance, you can set up a riles that if a light goes on that you want it shut off immediately but not after 10 minutes. You can easily make it go back on after a delay if it goes off but not the reverse. I seen no … see more Having set up hubs before I would say no. It is very difficult to get even simple rules to work. For instance, you can set up a riles that if a light goes on that you want it shut off immediately but not after 10 minutes. You can easily make it go back on after a delay if it goes off but not the reverse. I seen no reason for wanting that but it is what it says. Fir instance, Lutron Integration. You have to go you your Lutron Bridge and export a list. The find what ID number on it corresponds to what remote or switch the manually enter the ID number and description. The instructions just tell you to export it but not where, etc. It is really exporting nothing. It make a text script which the hub cannot import. You have to print it out and manually enter the information even though they are connected to each other via a local telnet which you must also enable vie the Lutron software. If you did not follow all this the definitely do not get it because this is just the 'easy' part. Nothing is intuitive, you also have to use 'UPDATE' buttons a lot and hitting the done button makes new rules not appear. You have yo exit to the AppList instead. Suddenly it was there. The 'done' button only works when modifying existing rules not to create new ones. You have to create one the exit then you can go back and finish editing it. You have to add tons of Apps most of which you have no clue about. I had to add what was described as a developer App to use the mobile software. Fortunately, after going back to the hub and adding the App. Never do anything else when adding one. Create one later. Juts hit done or ot will not be added. Then I went to the mobile app which ran. I followed the prompts and it went into an endless loop trying to find the hub. I then had to uninstall the mobile App, re-install it, try again using a LAN search option and I was finally connected. The Apps list on the screen adjust to your phones width but not dashboards so you have to know how to use CSS to make dashboards work. Does all this sound like how a novice begins to set up a hub. With Wink 2 I just clicked on things, super easy. Too bad it is now a subscription service. They never made a local app. Hubitat uses a localhost like with a router. Did you get all this?
Yes, Ultraloq Z-Wave lock is compatible with Hubitat Elevation.
Both Alexa (Listed as Echo under Apps) and Google are built-in Apps.
Note that the app has 3 functions, 1. Access to your dashboards, although you can just as well access them via a browser (Chrome is preferred), 2. Geolocation, so that you can run rules on the hub that take account of your location, and 3. Settings where you can set the hub's location and go-radius, select which hub th… see more Note that the app has 3 functions, 1. Access to your dashboards, although you can just as well access them via a browser (Chrome is preferred), 2. Geolocation, so that you can run rules on the hub that take account of your location, and 3. Settings where you can set the hub's location and go-radius, select which hub the app should be linked to, etc. The only real issues at this time are: there are still some users complaining about the resilience of the geolocation triggers with the app (but this is classically an issue with mobile phones and the intricacies of battery/power saving etc.). I've found it reliable if you disable all battery saving features on the phone. Secondly, the hub/app doesn't manage multiple hubs very well. You have to select which of your hubs to connect the app to for geolocation triggers. That's a bit stupid. It should manage all hub locations seemlessly.
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STOP. this is the one you want
I upgraded from a Wink hub after they went subscription only. I wish I’d just done the Hubitat from the start.
Now. It IS more cumbersome to set up. It’s app is not full featured like Wink or Smart Things. But don’t let that fool you. Unless you’re a complete moron, the web interface is not only simple, but FAR perferable to getting real specific with your devices. And works MUCH better than other hubs, the Wink or anything else (apart from maybe Philips Hue, but that only runs Philips stuff, not the lights I have). It has more customization to really set things how you want them. For me, all I really wanted was a LOCALLY PROCESSED hub (very important, no cloud, unless the device requires it) that played nice with Homebridge.
What’s Homebridge? it’s what you need if you use an iPhone or any iOS device and want random non-Homekit devices to play nice with Homekit. I’ve been running Homebridge on a Raspberry Pi 4 for a while and it works great, but the Osram Lightify bulbs around the main level of my house are a real pain compared to Philips Hue, the one advantage being that they’re like 10% of the price.
The Hubitat Hub made these lights work 99% as well as Hue. That’s how good it is! Wink was a nightmare. The Homebridge-Wink plugin was buggy. The official Osram Hub you buy with your Osram lights is ‘fine’ if you use their app, but again, the Homebridge-Lightify plugin is terrible. You’d try to set color temperature and it tries to use colors instead of white/yellow lighting or it’s just super buggy. The Hubitat WORKS. And the Homebridge plugin for it sends the correct commands to get the color you want. Sometimes you would ask for Blue and you’d get Red when I used Wink – no longer. Everything is FAST and all the colors and color temps work.
HOWEVER – the best part is this. With Homebridge plugin via MakerAPI, you set which ‘devices’ you want shown in your Home app. And instead of just the light itself, you can also tell Hubitat to make it’s own SCENES available as a Homekit accessory. Why? I mean, yes it would be nice if they showed up as actual scenes in Homekit just like Hue’s hub and app do. But who cares. THEY WORK. And they work well. You simply create groups and scenes in the Hubitat back end – you know, the web interface everyone kinda complains about. But you get everything perfect, set it, and then forget about it – never have to use the Web interface again unless you wanna change something or add a new scene/group. Now you use the MakerAPI Homebridge plugin to share these groups and scenes over on Homekit, and they simply show up as simple switches to trigger a group or scene. The group is sort of redundant because you can group together accessories in Homekit anyway – but I chose not to. So I have each INDIVDIUAL light as a tile, but also a tile for the group of lights. So I can set the 12 living room lights together or separately, much easier than when Homekit groups the accessories together. Then I also have about 10 scenes for all these lights, that are just switches in that Homekit room. Hit it and it’s IMMEDIATE. No cloud rubbish.
Another nice feature is the fading option in Hubitat. So instead of using Homekit to create scenes (which can still be somewhat buggy/slow or not set everything correctly) just have Homekit activate the Hubitat scene which is pretty much flawless each time. In each scene there’s tons of options, including the fade time. So as Siri or Home app changes a scene with a simple switch or Siri command, the lights beautifully change over 10 or 15 seconds (whatever you choose) because that’s the setting you’ve made in HUBITAT.
I’ve also used the Siri Shortcuts app on iPhone to create more complicated lighting changes, covering multiple Hubitat scenes and/or combining with Hue scenes for the few Hue bulbs I have. That way you can have one Siri command or Shortcut widget activate a bunch of things, incluidng multiple Hubitat scenes. I’ve found putting a ‘scripting wait’ of about 6 seconds in between Hubitat scene commands just so it doesn’t get overwhelmed.
Bottom line, Hubitat is the clear winner here on all fronts. It seems to work great with Alexa and everything non-Apple as well. But for getting non Homekit accessories to play nice with Home/Siri on iPhones and HomePods and Apple Watches etc, I’ve found Hubitat to be the best so far. The only thing I haven’t tried and therefore can’t compare to is the OpenHAB thing that is even more fiddly and hard to setup, apparently. Whilst I could have handled it, I think Hubitat is a great mix of both – customisation but also well put together and ready to go.
I was nervous about whether it was really going to work better with the Lightify lights – but they really do. And having scenes activated by a simple switch is PERFECT. For instance, with Wink to do the same thing (activate a Wink scene/shortcut from Homekit) I had to go via the cloud through IFTTT using WebHooks. Sometimes a scene could take a minute to activate that way!! Or to do the same thing with the Osram hub, I had to set up a Dummy Switch on Homebridge that had a contact sensor embedded, which then activated an Alexa routine that watched for that contact sensor to ‘activate’ (which was activated manually by you hitting the Dummy switch in Homekit), which then activated the Osram scene. Again, slow, cumbersome and a dumb workaround.
I haven’t really bothered with the Dashboard on Hubitat. Although i can see this would be really nice on an iPad or something. Set up a nice custom dashboard with all the buttons you want, control it from the app or whatever. But the app still needs work for this to be good. I’d rather just use Home for now, as the tiles are essentially the same thing as the tiles in the Hubitat Dash.
Hope this helps!08/15/2022Verified Purchase
98% of 'tech support' is other customers in their forums, decent hardware, very small
So, Samsung bought SmartThings are began closing off the platform. So, former employees started a company to many the hub they thought should have been made. It work locally, it supports local LAN devices (with the proper .groovy code), Bridge from other manufacturers, both google and Amazon, could devices, zigbee and ZWave and users could add their own device, app and interface code. The made it use the same .groovy code Samsung it try to slowly disable from ST since they removed it from their newer App. The good news is all the cod people worked on can wok on the Hubitat (LOCALLY) with little of often no modifications which meant it instantly support every device ST does and more but responded without the long delays of the ST and works regardless of you internet connections or a force need to pay a monthly fee like with using Wink or to update or change any setting with the Wink 2. All device can be access via a local browser or via the mobile app. You can also remotely access device via a web site IF you choose. Over the years the added zigbee 3 support move the radios inside the unit and it is now the first hun to support the S2 security protocal for sensors and locks. What is not to like, right. Well, the interface is often not intuitive or even buggy, adding device can be a pain and can often involve going to the web and downloading code even fro devices on their supported list. I was able to get not listed device working easier then many list ones. Some took a minute, some took a day, some took a few days, several took week to get to work. For a device like the MyQ or any LAN expect to spend an evening setting each one up to work like you want. You should some basic programming experience formall but ht nost simplest of setups. I do not have a lot of device but may trcik one like the MyQ, WeMo, a Yahama AVR and gth Logitech Harmony Hub and companion remote. Z-Wave sensors are EASY to add as are any Lytron devices once you learn how to pair the to your bridge and add it to the system. Switches, dimmers, and bulbs can be finicky and sometimes you have to change the device definition after including them. Both GE and Evolve device will need adjusting and the ST code lacks flash actuator for the GE so I used generic Z-wave driver and it works fine. My Evolve is dimmer, it could not even tell it was a switch/dimmer even though it is on the supported list but changing the device type make lots of locations available again but did you notice something I just stated? You CAN change it unlike any other hub. You could tell it a simmer is switch or vice versa. It just changes which function are available. With a Pico remote you can make any remote act as react to only which button is pushed or wait and see if it is also held down which can trigger a different action then if you briefly push it. If you want to do a lot with one remote you can have the same button do more then one thing depending on how you press it. If not use a mode the one sense the button number, this is called fast pico and responds instantly rather then wait to see if you hold the button down or not. This is just the tip of the iceberg, I have the front hallway light come on when that door is opened. If it is dark and have the outside like come on at sunset and off late at night but of the door opens the any lights outside t side of the house automatically o on for a preset duration I set/programmed. Many devices require you use custom attributes or actuators commands. Smoke detectors and sirens, strobes or doorbells fit in the category. As does an AVR, the MyQ or the Lgoitech hub. Bulbs, Dimmers, Switches and sensors are all accessed built-in Actions or conditions and are various scheduling options. Unless you have an App to do it for use all device that use your own code must be added as virtual devices. Ar you still following. If so, this may be your hub. If not just be warned it will take some take and a few headaches and maybe even a shot of booze afterwards once in a while. I have shot several video I will eventually post regarding it quirks and some mistakes to avoid if you are not a programmer. It is very particular about what order you enter in commands (they call them actions) or it will either not work or be several time as hard to do. Once you get this working is does everything I wish my past hubs could do any more. I even use it to fix problems with the crappy design of my Hubitat command designs so now and can control my Samsung TV and ht Yamaha AVR I bought from Amazon during a Black Friday sale. Before I have to use two hubs, the makes both the Wink 2 ans ST completely obsolete. Many users are former ST users and some even connect or link both hubs together. Others left Wink when the added fees. It is very community oriented group and other users will try and help when they can. Zigbee discovery is fine and Z-Wave eventually work but LAN is useless. Fortunately, you can often find code for items like several WeMo ones or the afore mentions MyQ or some AVR units. Some have better support them others. The Yamaha one is complete with zones and sound modes, etc. The Denon one still need some more work. I have not tried the Onkyo one since that is nor on my LAN right now. It Z-wave smoke alarm list is still pretty weak but quire frankly not many exist yet. I do not get what is difficult about hardwired interconnect unit that also broadcast Z-Wave alert for hub to react to but no one makes one.
Anyhow, be warned this is not for everyone. It you like to tinker and can understand a simple programming language this might be the hub you have always wanted. It is also an excellent choice for installers since once you learns it quirks and how to do thing it get a lot easier but allow you to set up a complex system for pretty cheap. However for a simple system is it some work since each step involve learning a new skill or what works and what does not. I still have one problem I have no solved not do I know how to address the SHIELD for anything other than talking messages yet. For high demand locations with a lot of device and activity you can even connect multiple hubs. I also need to figure out how to use the Harmony hub with to control lights too.07/26/2022Verified Purchase