Check out hubitat. I'm a smarthings refugee, loved the idea hated the cloud. Always cloudy with a Chance of failure meatballs. With hubitat everything is so so fast, it's amazing. No app yet but that is coming. And hubitat supports so many devices, it's just amazing.
Go check out the forum, you'll see all the smartest people from the old ST forum, are now at hubitat.
And whatever is everyone complaining about. Lowe's stood up, which is more than many other companies have done. I already got my money and my new system, Hubitat !
Yes. I have seen great performance as well with hubitat. I barely step into a room and the lights go on. With Iris, there was always a 1-2 second delay.
So after iris closes up, is the forum going to stay up, move to a different site, etc? I would like to stay updated on any open source break throughs if possible.
I would suspect at the shutdown of Iris, Lowes is going to terminate this forum as it is part of the Iris properties. The Livingwithiris forum, now renamed living without iris is where further info will likely come from...
Your perspective is pretty unfortunate. Lowes has done far more than most companies would, to do the right thing by their customers. Most companies would simply walk away from the platform and leave the customers hanging.
If nothing else, Lowes has bought more business from me, not less.
Actually I have already stepped up my shopping at Lowes, including tools, and building materials for my home remodel (taping knives, power drill socket drivers, window screen kits and screening, paint etc..
I would steer clear of ADT ST if you are going with ST - too proprietary.
I currently have most of my devices paired with hubitat. there is a small learning curve so if you aren't comfortable with that, you would probably do better with an out of the box solution.
I am getting ready to try out smart things just to see how it compares but I think you should be able to pair all iris devices v2 and higher.
I too am curious if Lowe's is planning one last firmware update? likelly not. I was told today that they only allow one automation redemption and one manual. If you find old stuff laying around that you fogot about, then its going to be usless to try to get the money back for those -- unless you call some special number and argue with them. I had several hubs and devices from another property we owned but was registered in someone elses name that does not live there anymore. I never thought to reclaim those gadgets or the hub and they sat in my closet for 3 years. I tried to call in just to be able to fire up the hub to see if I could unpair the devices and would need to track down the old tenant to get her info-- and that is not going to happen. Unless the open source project materializes from "Arcus" -- we may not see the kinds of things we all liked in this system -- but Hubitat is really kicking **edited** so far.. stell a lot of drivers needed -- but tt is coming along. I switched to both ST and Hubitat... trying them both and ST is seen in HB with some customization. Both are free and have differences in some ways (Hubitat is local and I want to be free from a cloud system).