I have purchased a Hubitat Elevation because I never liked the idea of controlling my house via the internet. I was waiting for a local controller to hit the market, without needing custom hardware, and adding any additional wiring.
Instead of giving you the long story, I am sticking to the basics. I am considering purchasing zigbee or zwave devices and upgrading my wifi system to a TPlink Deco M9 Plus. Before I spend several hundreds of dollars more I want to know some more about these systems and HE.
Does the Hubitat have a zigbee and zwave device built in? Or do I need a separate transmitter? (I could not find the answer to this simple question, but I believe the answer is yes. The HE documentation I've read says it controls zigbee/zwave, not that it transmits on the zwave/zigbee protocol; I want to be sure I don't need to purchase anything else).
Are there any other truly local protocols (zero internet connectivity) that I can use other than zwave and zigbee? If there is I want to know what they are to see my options.
If I purchase a Deco M9 plus (it has zigbee built in), is the only benefit of using zigbee that the deco devices creates an extra node(s) for the Mesh network? Is there any other benefit?
I have existing Kasa HS105's. Can I unlink my Kasa devices from the Kasa app and still have them work with Hubitat? I've done the TPLinkIntegration to my hubitat but I want to disconnect from Kasa without any ill effects to my hubitat control. I have a feeling that if I disconnect a device from Kasa, then Hubitat won't be able to find it.
Are there any alternative to Alexa/Google that allows for Local Voice Control? (I anticipate the answer to be no, but I thought I'd ask. I'm more than ok with the hubitat app being my controller.)