New to Hubitat? maybe. Hunting for a hub.
Definitely leaving IRIS, as its about to implode
I know more than I want to about Automation, from total DIY to a career at Honeywell at the campus level.
What caught my attention here in the forums was a discussion of an automated S/W switch with a 24/7 D/N... and all that with a DOTL. I can solder to component level, and wrote code to write code for me, and I know which end of the screwdriver to hold
I was looking at the Vera to replace my IRIS, as Lowes is dumping HA altogether. I had nearly zero problems with it and what few I had they fixed. Surprised, they paid a bounty for all Iris devices that could not be integrated into another system, leaving me approximately $500 to buy a new system.
Before I go through scads of manuals from various competing manufacturers I need:
• proximity fobs. IRIS has passive powered key fobs. Upon arrival, I can run a scene to disarm. Upon departure another scene to secure. This means some 20 yards from the house, the fob is sensed and disarms the home these allow my sweetheart to move about freely, not having to remember any code to disarm, nor having to stop to arm the system when leaving.
•start/stop, S/W changeover, D/N etc based on conditions, including OAT, SR/SS.
• smoke detection wireless. Some systems have none. 500 sq ft here, btw.
• mailbox O/C via tilt Iris switch or other device
• cellular alarm backup
• battery backup
• control wifi switches, relays
• read wifi inputs analog and digital
Home only has 1 door, but multiple motion detectors.
We have high speed internet.
I want a system wherein I am limited only by my own resources, rather than the product. There were many functions I could not implement because they weren't available at user level, and > $40 for an outlet and the inability to control a relay nor read a contact closure, and all devices essentially proprietary is... unsane!
Will Hubitat be capable of these features without me having to give up first born Male child?
Is there one particular model of the Hub to complete the above?
Hubitat looks REALLY good for my needs, but I don't want to end up having to spend chunks-o-cash to replace my existing.