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Home Automation The Way It Is Meant To Be: Hubitat Elevation Home Automation Hubs

Discover the Hubitat Elevation home automation hubs - the best in local home automation. Our hubs provide unparalleled reliability, privacy, and customization for your smart home. Enjoy lightning-fast response times and enhanced security with local control of all your smart devices, eliminating the need for cloud dependence.

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Models

Hubitat offers three models of hubs:

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Model C-8 Pro: an enhancement to the C-8, offering all features from model C-8 plus:

  • Upgraded processor (2.0 GHz vs. 1.4 GHz)
  • Double the RAM (2 GB vs. 1 GB)

Model C-8: an upgrade to the C-7, offering:

  • Built-in Zigbee 3.0 radio
  • Z-Wave Long-Range support
  • Built-in 800-series Z-Wave radio
  • Matter controller support
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (as an alternative to Ethernet for connecting the hub)
  • External antennas for improved range and reduced latency
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ModelC7

Model C-7: our most affordable option but still a capable hub, offering:

  • Built-in 700-series Z-Wave radio
  • Built-in Zigbee HA 1.2 radio
  • Matter controller support

Key Comparisons

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Model C-8 Pro

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Model C-7

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Zigbee 3.0

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ZHA 1.2

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800-series

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700-series

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External Antennas
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Internal Wi-Fi
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RAM

2 GB

1 GB

1 GB

Processor

2.0 GHz

1.4 GHz

1.4 GHz

Key Features

Several key features set the Hubitat Elevation smart home hub apart from others:

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Local processing:

Unlike many hubs that rely heavily on cloud services for executing automations or controlling devices, Hubitat can perform these functions entirely locally. Benefits of this approach include faster response time, increased privacy, and greater reliability.

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Device support:

Hubitat offers support for most Z-Wave, Zigbee (Zigbee HA 1.2 or Zigbee 3.0), and Matter devices, along with a wide range of LAN and cloud devices, including brands such as GE/Jasco, Aeotec, Centralite, Hikvision, LIFX, Lutron, NanoLeaf, Philips Hue, Samsung, WiZ, Zooz, and more!

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Flexibility:

Hubitat offers a high degree of customization and flexibility in creating automations, including built-in apps for automations ranging from simple to complex, as well as the ability to create your own apps or drivers with custom code in the Groovy development environment

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No fees:

Hubitat does not require subscriptions for ongoing use of the hub, including local access to the hub and local or remote access to devices with the mobile app, Hubitat Dashboard, or compatible third-party services like Alexa or Google Home. (Optional subscription services enable extended warranty with the option of secure cloud backups or remote access to the hub’s administrative interface.)

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Automation Capabilities

Several key features set the Hubitat Elevation smart home hub apart from others:

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Room Lighting

A comprehensive automation tool for automating smart bulbs, dimmers, switches, outlets, blinds, and more, based on motion sensors, contact sensors, time, mode, button devices/remotes, and a variety of other options

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Thermostat Scheduler:

Automate changing of thermostat setpoint based on time, mode, or day of the week; create an “EcoMode” offset based on presence.

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Rule Machine:

Create arbitrarily complex custom automations (or use Basic Rule for simpler automations and easily convert to Rule Machine if you need more power).

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Many more

Including Mode Manager (automate mode changes on your hub), Notifications (receive push notifications for or audio/TTS notifications based on device state changes), and others.

User Interface

Hubitat offers several ways to interact with the hub:

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Administrative interface:

Accessible locally using any web browser (or anywhere using Remote Admin), the administrative interface allows you to set up and configure the hub, add or remove devices, create or modify apps (automations), set up Hubitat Dashboard, and perform other administrative tasks.

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Mobile app:

The optional Hubitat mobile app allows easy access to view or control the state of lights and switches, access Hubitat Dashboard, receive push notifications, or send geofence events to the hub.

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Third-party integrations:

built-in integrations such as HomeKit (Apple Home), Alexa, and Google Home allow viewing and controlling Hubitat-connected devices from devices and services you may already know and use.

Security Features

With Hubitat Elevation, your data is stored locally — on the hub, not in the cloud. Not only does this help make your automations responsive, it also prioritizes security and privacy. Additionally:

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By default, your hub can be administered only when you are connected to your local network (optional remote access is available).

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Even on your own network, your hub can be secured with a username and password to prevent unauthorized access.

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Locally Processed Automation Users who need only to control or monitor devices can use Hubitat Dashboard, the Hubitat Elevation mobile app, or even compatible third-party integrations — without giving full access to your hub.

Extensibility

Beyond built-in device support (drivers) and apps, Hubitat offers the ability to create your own — or install anything created by our amazing community of fellow users. Custom app and custom driver code can be uploaded to your hub.

Installation and Setup

If you can screw in the two antennas (provided with your hub) and connect the network and power cables, you can install your Hubitat Elevation hub! Scan the QR code included in the box or go to go.hubitat.com to get started with hub setup. You will be stepped through the entire process, from hub assembly to initial setup and even adding your first device and creating your first automation.

Platform Updates

Hubitat releases regular platform updates to add new features, enhance the user experience, and ensure security. Release notes provided for each update communicate the specific changes so you can decide if or when you want to update. Unlike some other hubs, Hubitat Elevation lets you perform updates on your own schedule – never automatic or forced. Platform updates are easy to apply using the Settings page on the hub.

Warranty and Support

Hubitat offers a 90-day warranty for hubs purchased from hubitat.com or amazon.com for hardware problems (other resellers may also offer their own terms). Resources for learning how to use your hub include the documentation at https://docs2.hubitat.com and the Hubitat Community forum at https://community.hubitat.com, where you can interact with fellow users and staff to share ideas, troubleshoot problems, and learn more about your hub.

Join the Hubitat Revolution Today!

Experience the future of smart home control with Hubitat Hubs. Unlock a world of possibilities, from creating custom Dashboards to managing devices precisely. Join the Hubitat revolution and take control of your smart home in a way that suits your lifestyle.

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