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@danabw - Great feedback. Thank you!! This is similar to what I imagined I'd have to do. This is a great excuse to have kid 1.0, kid 2.0, and kid 3.0 do my chores one weekend day. :wink:

@all - One other question: As I've continued to research I think I have read that there is no longer out of the box support for SMS notifications and no support for email notifications. Is my understanding correct? if this is correct how do people go about getting notifications for something important like a water sensor going off?

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I also forgot to note that I delayed moving over my front door lock, water valve and leak detectors, and garage door controller until several days after the big migration. I wanted to keep running those on the ST hub until I was sure the HE hub was stable w/all my stuff moved over, and the front door lock, garage controller, and water valve were also devices where needing to move the hub near them to include them was likely, and only wanted to have to deal w/dragging the hub around connected to a 50' ethernet cable once. :slight_smile:

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Push notifications to the mobile app. I think the HE team said they will likely add email support at some point but the problem with SMS was it wasn’t free so the costs add up. You can always sign up for your own twilio account if you really need it.


And Hubitat also supports Pushover for push notifications as well.

It is good to have options! :sunglasses:

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Is good, works well. :slight_smile:

If you happen to be using IKEA Trådfri lamps, I've had no issues with these running as routers both directly and indirectly connected to my 'non-security' mesh (so long as they remain powered on, obviously). I run two HE hubs now, one fully battery-backed on all devices in the mesh for the security side, then another 'accessories' hub that has all of the lamps, wall switches and stuff that wouldn't work with the power off anyway.

There's a very clever app called HubConnect which allows you to control devices across hubs. In fact, it supports ST, so if you have anything you can't immediately move that may be an option for you.

Thank you all again! I was a little confused by Pushover. Is it a recurring cost or a one time app purchase?

It is a one-time purchase per platform. So, iOS is $5. Android is another $5.

You can install it on multiple phones and tablets if you'd like. Just use the same credentials to sign into Pushover on all devices, so they are all tied to the same Pushover account that you used to buy the iOS or Andorid license. Doing so, will create a new device in your Pushover account for each device it is installed on.

On the Hubitat side, you 'Add a Virtual Device', select the Pushover Driver, and then fill in your Pushover API key(s). After doing so, the device will query the Pushover server and return a list of 'pushover devices' which you can select from, or leave it as is to have notifications sent to all of your pushover devices at once. You can create as many Hubitat Pushover devices as you'd like (e.g. one for ALL devices, and others for each unique device.) I have a "Pushover-All" device, and others for my phone, my iPad, my wife's phone, and another for her iPad. This provides flexibility when sending notifications from various apps. It is also possible to send Pushover notifications from multiple Hubitat hubs, as well as from Node-RED. I prefer the flexibility Pushover provides over the Hubitat mobile app's push notifications, that only work with one Hubitat hub.


I switched from ST to HE last week. Mostly smart bulbs and WD-200 switches. I looked at porting my Webcore pistons and then decided to recreate my functionality in RM. Had everything up in a day and by doing a rewrite I leveraged my experience and created a much cleaner system. Cleaned up the Google and Alexa interfaces and my wife is much happier.


Well I'm in! I placed my order last night. Thank you all again for the fantastic responses. That, a few "sorry about your luck" emails from ST about MyQ lite and Echo Speaks, and yet another ST outage last night, made my decision easy.


Heh heh heh...another one takes the bait.

Looking forward to my cut of the profits... <evil laugh, chokes on coffee and spews all over keyboard>


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