Wink home automation hub - switching to subscription - May 13
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So, what's the best replacement?
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And works locally without Internet access.
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Hubitat... good community resources.knapper wrote: ↑ This move is so messed up. I am dumbfounded. I am not paying them one penny.
I have a few zwave devices, so have to figure out an alternative (thanks for the Vera link - I like the local idea). I have a couple of raspberry pi laying around, but I just checked and it looks like I would need a usb/board to get zwave capability, and that is about $65. Anyone know of other options?
May 7th, 2020 9:39 am
Rick007 wrote: ↑ And works locally without Internet access.
IOW , If the Internet goes down, your devices will continue to operate on schedule, and you can control your devices locally, but you would lose remote control (as you would expect). Vera works with Google Home, Ecobee, Blue Iris, and many other devices with the use of add-ons.
The Vera Plus LINK for $139 works with Zwave, Zigbee, BlueTooth, and Wi-Fi. It is already to take control of your WInk devices.
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The spec sheet for the Leaksmart valve says that it is a Zigbee device. However the users manual shows that it comes with it's own hub. It is not clear to me if the valve is Zigbee and can connect directly to a Vera, or if their is a proprietary connection between the valve and it's own hub, and then Vera can connect to the hub via Zigbee protocol. Did you remove the Leaksmart hub when you added the Wink?
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Thank you for your quick reply.Rick007 wrote: ↑ The spec sheet for the Leaksmart valve says that it is a Zigbee device. However the users manual shows that it comes with it's own hub. It is not clear to me if the valve is Zigbee and can connect directly to a Vera, or if their is a proprietary connection between the valve and it's own hub, and then Vera can connect to the hub via Zigbee protocol. Did you remove the Leaksmart hub when you added the Wink?
The Vera should be able to do anything the Wink did, and more.
Vera cannot state that it supports a device, since it must test the device before making that claim. With so many devices on the market, it would be hard to test everything. If a device has a supported protocol (Zigbee in this case) it should work, although sometimes it will not have access to some of the extended device features. In this case I think the Leaksmart only has 2 functions, fully on and fully off (not bright, dim, flash. change color, etc., etc.) so it would most likely work.
I have a Zwave water shutoff, but if I recall my only Zigbee devices are smart bulbs but they work perfectly.
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SorinM92570 wrote: ↑Hi Everyone,
Full disclosure up front: I’m writing from Vera Home Control. We heard the news about your predicament and want to let you know that we are here to help.
We’ve got two great offers available that will ensure you’ll always have the latest technology, plus we’re offering free Vera Easy Start onboarding service. This personalized phone call with one of our best-in-class customer care representatives will make your onboarding to Vera as smooth as possible. We’re already integrated with many Wink-compatible devices, and many more that are not compatible with the Wink platform.
If you’re not familiar with Vera, here’s a quick rundown. We’ve been in business for ten years. Our platform is beloved for its flexibility, interoperability, and its compatibility with multiple protocols. We also have a robust community of developers. In 2018 we were acquired by Ezlo Innovation, and our brand family is now one of the fastest-growing IoT companies in the US. We aren’t going anywhere, so if you’re looking for a new home for your smart devices, Vera will welcome you to the family with open arms.
Check out https://getvera.com/pages/welcome-to-vera-wink-users to learn more about our offers.
And the offer is based on monthly fees, how is that for winning over peeved Wink owners? I actually already bought the VeraPlus and should get it on Monday. And I purchased based on my belief there will not be monthly fees...