A week or so ago I made the unpleasant discovery that the 50 "device" limit of the Lutron hub applied to the picos too, not just the actual electrically active "devices". That meant I was out of capacity with at least a half dozen dimmers and switches to go.
That was a bummer, but while searching for a solution I found Hubitat, so it might have been a good thing overall. Now I have obsolete Smartthings and Lutron hubs, a new Hubitat hub and two Lutron Pro 2 hubs to replace them, and a lot of work to do.
In addition to my 40 Lutron switches and dimmers and 16+ Picos, I have three Schlage locks, a Trane thermostat, a few Z-wave and Zigbee outlet switches, almost a dozen assorted motion detectors, and four Arlo Pro-2 cameras. I also have six Hampton Bay Z-wave ceiling fan controls that caused more trouble than they were worth in SmartThings.
From my initial research (mostly reading threads on this board), it appears that:
- The Arlo cameras (used as motion detectors) won't work, but I can work around that with IFTTT;
- Everything else (including the ceiling fan controls) will work in HE;
- I'll need a second Lutron account to have two hubs, and devices on separate hubs can't "see" each other, but that doesn't matter because HE will see all the devices on both;
- The annoyingly long (and sometimes really long) lag with motion sensors turning off lights will be much improved;
- There are some issues with the Alexa integration that I'll need to understand better, that will hopefully be fixed sooner or later;
- HE's automation tools are way better than ST's;
- The dashboard making software is pretty weak and needs some work, but the Alexa app has gotten good enough that I'm not sure how much I'll care about that.
- The HE community is AWESOME. I'm looking forward to participating.
I see several threads with "best practices" for migrating from SmartThings, so I won't need anyone to "google that for me", but I suspect that HE systems with multiple Lutron hubs are fairly rare. Before I migrate from my existing hub to the two new ones, I'm hoping to hear from people who have already done it.