I've wanted to try out Hubitat for a while, but (unfortunately?) I've been too content w/how SmartThings has been working for me. I know this may be hard to believe, but for me ST has been reliable and fast for quite some time now.
The majority of my core SmartThings automations are related to motion/lights and buttons. Using Iris and SmartThings motion sensors and local processing via the SmartThings Smart Lighting app, my response times are very fast (usually ~1s) and have been very reliable. I've also easily integrated Ring products into some automations (e.g., turning on all my front yard Ring camera lighting when I open my front door to take the the dogs out for a pee before bed).
For more complex if-then actions and Google Home announcements I use a combination of WebCore and Greg Hesp's Google Home Relay. Those have also been very reliable and prompt, and I can do just about anything I want with them.
Internet outages are rare enough at home that I can't remember the last time it happened, so any cloud processing I am using is very stable/reliable, and I have a solid home network (Ubiquiti EdgeRouter/NanoHD) that is fast and stable for ST hub connectivity.
So I'm still kind of wondering "Why Hubitat?" I may still try it just for fun, but I'd kind of like to have some additional "this part will be better" reasons to go through the pain of excluding devices from ST/adding to Hubitat/rebuilding automations, and additional complexity of running both Hubitat and ST hubs in my smarthome system (doesn't look like HE is ready to be my only hub yet). I know that I can "cheat" and share devices between the hubs, but that's not really giving HE the chance to do its stuff, and I want to know/confirm that it just works on its own.
I should note that going from a second or so for response times for motion/buttons to faster than that is not really enough to get me terribly excited.
So what are the main reasons (aside from the fun of new toys) to try HE when everything already "just works" on ST? I've listed a summary of my stuff below. Appreciate any suggestions on if/where I'm going to see the best bang for the buck/work converting to HE, and general comments on why you did it that may apply to me.
- ST motion and leak sensors
- Iris motion sensors
- Visonic contact sensors
- Generic Zwave contact sensors
- GE plugs
- Zooz plugs
- GE Zwave & Zwave+ dimmers/switches
- Honeywell Zwave+ dimmers/switches
- Fortrezz water valve
- Schlage Connect BE469 lock (using Rboy's apps)
- Ring doorbell and cameras
- ST buttons (new version), Hue add-on switch, and other buttons
- Hue hub and lights
- Shield TV
- Harmony Hub
- Smart Lighting automations
- WebCore automations
- A couple ITTT automations