Hi there. I believe this is my first post here, but I have been lurking on these forums for years, and more actively since finally setting up my first Hubitat hub earlier this year. I have been a Smartthings user long before Samsung. When I bought a new house a few months ago, I took the opportunity to make the switch. During the transition, the old house had Smartthings and the new one had Hubitat.
I've been building the zwave network in this house over months. Many Inovelli black switches, some black dimmers, and some red switches. I had an S0 Zwave outlet switch which I recently removed, and then there are a bunch of Zooz ZEN34 remotes and a couple tilt sensors for garages.
Since April, I don't think a day has gone by that I have not cursed this Hubitat Hub. The biggest problem is outright reliability. I can trigger a switch to turn on directly on the device page, and it's a toss-up if it will ever trigger, trigger late, or not at all. If using one of the Zooz remotes as a button to trigger a sequence, forget it. Between the Zooz's button press registering with the hub or not, and then the hub carrying out the actions... the chance of success is almost zero.
I'm at a crossroads here.
- Nuke the Hubitat's Zwave radio and start over
- Move my new house over to my trusty Smartthings V2 hub and forget about Hubitat
- Buy a Zwave stick for my Home Assistant VM and go down that path
Of these options, I think Home Assistant is most likely at this point. I have some dashboards and integrations running on it now, so I am somewhat familiar with the eccentricities. The main thing stopping me is that I have Hubitat set up and doing exactly what I want if it wasn't for the awful Zwave reliability.
Before I nuke it all, I'm happy to hear if there is some hope on the horizon. Like, some acknowledgement that the drivers are messed up and maybe some software is coming to fix this. My Hubitat hub has an update nearly every other day. Is this related to a problem? The release notes are not for the minor y.y.y.XXXX releases.
If posting my Zwave topology or other stats would help, that's fine too. But, I've been here a while combing through these threads and nothing looks out of the ordinary to me.
I'm mostly just venting and seeing if there is a reason to stop before I go down the Home Assistant rabbit hole fully.
Thanks for listening.