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jdavid1
Member since Jan 2014
1982 posts

Wink alternatives
Apparently I’m late to the party and just realized wink went to subscription. I don’t know how you can legally do what they’re doing but whatever. I really liked their easy to use app and setup. I only have four lights on a schedule. What is a good non subscription based hub similar to the wink that will run my lightify lights?


mctiger1985
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2009
3371 posts

re: Wink alternatives
Samsung SmartThings would be the simplest.


CAD703X
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Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
65479 posts

re: Wink alternatives
I'm being placed into a witness protection program.


Korkstand
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Member since Nov 2003
19709 posts

re: Wink alternatives
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CAD703X
When I saw that you had replied to this topic I thought there is no fricking way he's in here making a recommendation.


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mctiger1985
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2009
3371 posts

re: Wink alternatives
Have you seen all the new integrations Wink is planning? They may actually come out pretty good if they can survive the next few months.


tigersmanager
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Member since Jun 2010
2849 posts

re: Wink alternatives
I have wink and have been looking at alternatives. Hubitat looks like the best but confusing to setup and smartthings seems be not as reliable.


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Tortious
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Member since Nov 2010
2357 posts

re: Wink alternatives
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Hubitat


I've got one and was going to use in place of Wink, but the setup is a pain in the ass. I do like it though that I got it to play "Intruder detected - police have been dispatched" through all my Sonos speakers when door sensors are activated . There are a lot of videos getting put out now on how to setup Hubitat I just haven't sat down and messed with it again, but will eventually probably transition to it 100%.


CAD703X
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Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
65479 posts

re: Wink alternatives
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Hubitat


i know cad's endorsement is the kiss of death but i've been loving the hubitat experience. it would be 100% local and wouldn't depend on a connected internet connection at all if it wasn't for the hue and alexa integrations.

still cool i can pull out my phone or jump on my PC and put in a local IP address and control 80% of my house without a cloud in sight.

and yes, having the sonos speak in various voices and talk shite to your family is a little too fun.


TigerWise
USA Fan
13th Ward
Member since Sep 2010
34772 posts

re: Wink alternatives
Control 4


tigersmanager
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2010
2849 posts

re: Wink alternatives
control 4 is nice but way to much money


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GreatBrandino
LSU Fan
Somewhere
Member since Nov 2008
549 posts

re: Wink alternatives
You can look into home assistant. It’s kind of a pain in the arse, but most of the stuff is controlled locally instead of a “cloud”


tigersmanager
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2010
2849 posts

re: Wink alternatives
Ordered the hubitat last night after watching some videos doesn't look as hard as I thought will give it a try.


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
65479 posts

re: Wink alternatives
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tigersmanager


post back here. i've gotten pretty deep into it so i can probably answer most of your questions.


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