We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting orders for Hubitat Elevation hubs, with initial shipments to begin later this week. As previously described, the Model C-7 has the same features as the prior Model C-5, except for utilizing the new 700 series Z-Wave chip. This chip, and a new Z-Wave stack in the platform software, supports these new features:
- S2 Security
- Z-Wave SmartStart
- Full Z-Wave Plus Version 2 compatibility
See the new Z-Wave Manual for complete details.
These hubs are available to order at hubitat.com/products. Due to the fact that we've been out of stock on Hubitat Elevation for several weeks, there is a significant backlog of demand for the new hub. We expect to begin shipments this week, however, filling the order backlog may take us a week or two. More hubs are on the way, and we expect to be able to meet demand.
Due to the pandemic, worldwide shipping remains sketchy compared to previously, and some orders will no doubt take longer than usual to be delivered, especially international orders. We will be offering DHL shipping in addition to postal shipments. DHL has maintained a high level of service during the pandemic.
We know that many of you will want to upgrade to the new hub. Before you undertake what can be a very time consuming process of moving smart devices to a new hub, you should be aware of a new subscription service we plan to introduce within the next month: Hub Protection Service. The core of this service will be the ability to backup and restore your hub to/from the Hubitat cloud. These backups, unlike the daily local hub backups, will also backup the Z-Wave and Zigbee radio settings (for C-5 hubs only). This means that restoring a hub using Hub Protection Service can migrate your setup from one hub to another, for example from a C-5 to a new C-7. See this post for more information about Hub Protection Service.
Thanks for your patience with our supply difficulties as well as your continued support and interest in Hubitat Elevation. The introductory price for Hubitat Elevation Model C-7 is $129.95. To show our appreciation, please use the discount code C7INTRO at checkout to get 10% off your purchase (code valid until August 20).