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The Best Zigbee Push Button from ThirdReality
The ThirdReality Zigbee smart button device is a reliable, simple, and powerful Zigbee push button device. Powered by 2x AAA batteries, featuring a large single button with 3 supported interaction types (tap, double tap, hold), this button is out top pick for single-button devices to integrate with Hubitat or SmartThings.
Meet the new Hubitat Elevation C8 Smart Home Hub (2023)
The latest product from Hubitat, the Hubitat Elevation C-8 Smart Home Hub, was released in March of 2023 with significant improvements over the prior C-7 version (read our review of the Hubitat C-7). The Hubitat Elevation C-8 has a similar form factor as it's C-7...
Netgear Orbi 960 Series Review
The Netgear Orbi 960 Series is a high-performance mesh Wi-Fi system that promises to deliver reliable and fast Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home. The system comes with one Orbi router and one Orbi satellite, which work together to create a seamless Wi-Fi network.
What is ‘Fast Roaming’ for home WiFi networks?
Fast Roaming is a term used to describe the seamless transition of a wireless device from one access point (AP) to another within a wireless network. It is an essential feature in modern Wi-Fi networks that aims to enhance the user experience by minimizing...
Z-Wave vs. Zigbee: Which is best for home automation?
While Z-Wave offers better interoperability, longer range, and more advanced security, it comes at a higher cost and limited compatibility. On the other hand, Zigbee offers wider compatibility, lower cost, and energy efficiency, but it may have interoperability issues, less security, and shorter range.
Hubitat C7 Smart Home Hub – Winner of 2022 IoT Hub Comparison
Habitat Elevation C-7 Smart Home Hub: A Comprehensive and User-Friendly Solution In recent years, the concept of the smart home has become increasingly popular, with a plethora of devices available in the market. While these devices offer convenience and ease of use, it can be...
What is Z-Wave? Learn about the most powerful home automation network
As technology continues to advance, the concept of the smart home is becoming more and more popular. Home automation and IoT devices have taken over homes across the world, and with good reason. They offer convenience, security, and energy efficiency, making our lives easier and more comfortable. However, with so many devices available in the market, it can be challenging to choose the right one for your home.
Why I Migrated My Smart Home from SmartThings to Hubitat Elevation
HomeKit support is available on Hubitat Elevation smart home hubs (as of January 2023)! Finally a seamless solution to connecting your Z-Wave, Zigbee, and WiFi devices to Apple's HomeKit network and controllable from the Apple Home app. Learn more After many years of satisfied SmartThings...
The Ultimate Guide to Buttons for Hubitat & SmartThings
After reviewing over 25 smart buttons for SmartThings and other smart home hubs, we thought it'd be helpful to single-out the top 3 buttons to date. The buttons we link to below are natively compatible with SmartThings, and utilize Z-wave, Zigbee, and sometimes both.
Aeotec NanoMote Quad: Multi-function Z-Wave Controller
Released in early 2019, the new Aeotec NanoMote (Available on Amazon) comes natively compatible with Samsung SmartThings, in addition to other Z-Wave Smart Home Hubs. Offering 4 physical buttons, each with 2 touch-modes (short press & long press), the NanoMote is an upgrade to the Aeotec WallMote Dual and Quad button controllers. Comparatively, the NanoMote is significantly smaller; measuring about 2-inches by 2/3-inch.