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  1. The best way to map your Zigbee mesh is to pick up an Xbee X2C for about $30 and use XCTU to create a true map. Of course, with any mesh network, this is eye candy and to ensure that routers are routing. It can also be useful to know the preferred neighbor that a SED is using, but it’s virtually impossible to determine the actual route messages are taking.
  2. I heard an “accidental“ plug for HubConnect a few minutes into the interview. 😇
  3. Wink is dead. Iris was never mainstream. Thats a claim that cannot simply be made because Lowe's sold their own system in their stores. That does not make it mainstream. Consumer adoption is what determines whether a product is mass market or not. Tech media seldom wrote or blogged about Iris, which was always overshadowed by the larger players. Thats a fact. All published accounts of market penetration estimate there were less than 20k Iris hubs activated. Hubitat is estimated to be around 5k right now. By comparison, SmartThings has over a million, HomeKit, tens of million, same
  4. You guys crack me up. There are several women in the Hubitat community who actively participate and wear the HA pants in their households. For them, it is all about HAF. But the reality is that Hubitat isn’t going to fold just because you think the documentation is bad or because they don’t have a mobile app. They have found an audience that can work through those things and are focusing on that group at the moment and doing very well in the process.
  5. Some locks, especially Z-Wave plus locks have what's called "whisper" pairing, meaning that they transmit at a lower power level during pairing so that they only can talk with the hub. It's a security feature. Relocation after pairing is not an issue with locks that are Z-Wave plus since the spec supports explorer frames for route discovery. That means that the lock can be physically moved without ever having to have a repair run. The 910 is not Z-Wave plus, and it "appears" to require Whisper pairing although Kwikset doesn't directly specify, meaning it probably has to be close to the hub
  6. I've never had to remove a lock and bring it close to the hub to pair. In fact, they actually recommend against that. Have you run a Z-Wave repair since pairing the lock? When Z-Wave locks are paried they learn only one parent, and it is usually NOT the closest device. This may come to be surprising, but is intentionally done as part of the algorithm that is used to determine routing. The purpose for this is to extend the range between devices as much as possible, thus maximizing the potential coverage of the Z-Wave mesh since unlike Zigbee it's limited to just 4 hops. Even if
  7. That’s where my interest lies as well. The architecture of the platform is built well, but it’s so massive that building in support for new devices proved to be a challenge even for Lowe’s. I am the author of HubConnect which is an app for the Hubitat platform. HubConnect currently has a client for SmartThings which allowed devices on either platform to exist in real-time on both. Another member of the Hubitat community has just released a HubConnect Remote Client for HomeBridge (Home Kit) enabling Hubitat and SmartThings devices to be seen as Apple Homekit devices (and vice-versa).
  8. To be clear, your statement of "Hubitat is not ready for primetime" false. It is dubious and misleading as it is based on your own experience and admitted lack of patience. WIth that criteria, that statement could easily apply to SmartThings, Home Assistant, and pretty much every system out there. With SmartThings it would probably be more true than ever since much of the documentation available, but much of it out of date, or specific to one of the two SmartThings apps. Things have changed in the Home Automation space. The herd is being thinned and weaker players are starting to go a
  9. No argument there from pretty much anyone, including the Hubitat team. They are right now, highly focused in building out the platform and expanding device support, which is no simple task! The one thing Iris did fairly well was to simplify home automation so that the average user didn’t have to be an IT expert. The best thing you can do for Hubitat, SmartThings, or any other system, is to forget how you did things in Iris! As far as the lamp goes, install the native Simple Lighting app and create a new lighting automation. I can give you a screenshot of one of my Simple Ligh
  10. The warning is because the plug can exhibit undesired behavior during reboot that may affect anything plugged into it.
  11. Been away at a conference for a few days. If you are still having issues, turn your hub off (completely power down) for 15-20 minutes. This will cause all of your zigbee to go into a "paic mode" and try to seek out their coordinator. Unlike Z-Wave, this is how you rebuild a Zigbee network. After 15 miutes power the hub back up. Your Xigbee mesh will begin to rebuild itself. Depending on how many devices you have, this could take an hour, or a day. Everything will be operational during this time, but performance may appear to be sluggish due to all of the stack-related traffic (route dis
  12. I’ve currently got three V1 motions connected. They’ve all been stable and they all report when expected. I have got two really dense Zigbee meshes with almost 100 devices in each so my environment probably is not similar to yours. do know that there are some V1 driver improvements coming out in the next release targeting battery powered device since there have been some reports of devices going offline.
  13. Good question. I think I have one somewhere. I’ll see if I can find it next week when I’m back home.
  14. HubConnect 1.2 has been released! Whats New? SmartThings Arrival Sensor Driver. This native driver supports all of the functionality of the SmartThings arrival sensors including tone (beep) capability. Native SmartThings DeviceTypes. This release offers 13 drivers with a functional tiles user interface. These drivers can be imported right over existing Universal Drivers on the SmartThings platform to give connected devices functionality in the Classic app. BETA: Hubitat Eventsocket support for remote hubs on local LAN. This provides a significa
  15. Looks like it’s been shut down. App no longer loads.