Action Tiles for Hubitat

When I used Smartthings, I used Actiontiles to monitor the status of all myur batteries, lighting, switches, etc. When I migrated over to Hubitat recently, I learned that Actiontiles is working on a simlar setup for Hubitat. They recently released Actiontiles in beta. I jumped on and found that it works almost identically to the interface with Smartthings.

With my Actiontiles panels I can monitor the status of everything whether I am at home or elsewhere. The panels display in a browser window, so it does not matter whether you are on a PC, Mac, Android phone or tablet, or IOS device. The panels may look different due to the differences in screen size, shape and resolution, but all the information will be there.

I also used ActionTiles on Smartthings and was pretty happy with it. Since it wasn't supported on Hubitat, I started using and learning about the Hubitat dashboard functionality, which also works in a web browser. When ActionTiles became available on Hubitat in beta, I started building a few panels. What I've found is that, at least for me, I can build everything I need with the native dashboard support. Also, it's all local vs. having a dependency on the ActionTiles cloud. Works for me.

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Being local does have some security advantages.

However, the cloud interface of Actiontiles is advantageous if you need to check on things when you are away from home. For example, if a trusted tradesman or neighbor needed access to my home while I was away, I could use Actiontiles to unlock the front door. Although many of my lights go on and off at specific times of the day, I could also manually activate specific lights using the Actiontiles panel.

Thus, each system has its own advantages. Since I am already comfortable using Actiontiles and the beta version became available shortly after I migrated to Hubitat, I decided to stick with Actiontiles. It gives me a way to access my hub remotely without having to pay a monthly subscription fee for remote access. I presume Actiontiles will continue its one-time payment policy when the Hubitat version is finalized.

You are aware, aren't you, that Hubitat Dashboard also allows cloud interface to hub. And that it is free. You don't need remote access to use it. It is available both in our mobile app, and as stand alone cloud dashboards.

Remote access is only needed if you want to access the admin web ui from outside your LAN.

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Thanks for that info.

I never really explored the Hubitat Dashboard since I was already accustomed to doing things in Actiontiles. For those who have never used Actiontiles, Dashboard sounds like a great option. If Actiontiles had not released their Hubitat interface in beta, I would have learned how to set things up in Dashboard.

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