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Can Hubitat Control Wifi Devices?

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When we talk about smart homes, we usually mean smart homes powered by Alexa or Google Home. You might also consider Nest, Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, or several other popular smart home brands.

But Hubitat is another excellent option, and we believe that all smart devices should be integrated into the smart home system. Hubitat works with hundreds of third-party devices and works with them all.

Can Hubitat Connect To Wifi Devices?

Yes, Hubitat will work with wifi. You can use a Hubitat hub such as the Elevation to control devices connected to a wifi network.

Connecting A Hubitat Elevation Or Hubitat C5 To Wifi

Basically, a Hubitat Elevation is a Zigbee and Z-wave hub that can be used to connect a variety of different wifi devices to your home automation network. You can control these devices through an app on your smartphone or a touchscreen panel.

This opens up the possibility that you could use other devices in your home that are connected via WiFi. For example, if you have a Sonos speaker plugged into your home WiFi network, you can use an app on your phone to control it and play music from it.

Similarly, if you have smart lights or other devices that support Wi-Fi, you can use them with your smartphone or tablet apps. If you have a wireless network set up in your home, then there is a good chance that you can use it with your apps. However, there are some steps that you have to follow before you can get started.

How To Connect Wifi Devices To Hubitat

Connecting your wifi smart home devices is relatively easy once you have set up your Hubitat hub. It is basically the same as any other hub, except that currently, there is no dedicated app for the Hubitat.

Instead, you connect to the hub through a web browser using the hub’s IP address as the location. I tend to liken it to how you would want to log into the admin settings of a wifi router.

When you open the page in your web browser, you are greeted with the Hubitat Dashboard.

Let’s look at a step-by-step:

  1. Open the Hubitat Dashboard with your web browser.

    To do this, you will need the IP address of the Hubitat hub (for example – 192.168.71.137).

  2. Click the Devices section link.

  3. Put your device into pairing mode.

    This will vary depending on the device, but each should have its own specific instructions on how to do this.

  4. On the Hubitat screen, click the “Add Virtual Device” link.

  5. Wait for the device to be discovered and added to your dashboard’s device list.

After completing these steps, you can easily control the device from your dashboard. You should be able to use the buttons on the touchscreen panels or your smartphone and tablet apps to control the device remotely through the mobile app or a web browser.

What Devices Can You Control Over Wifi?

There are many different devices that you can set up to be controlled using the Hubitat hub. These include:

  • Feit and Merkury wifi bulbs – a smart light bulb that connects to a home Wi-Fi network and can be turned on and off from anywhere using a mobile phone or a tablet PC connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi or mobile networks.
  • Honeywell wifi thermostat – a smart thermostat that connects to a home Wi-Fi network and can control your home’s temperature from anywhere using a mobile phone or a tablet PC connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi or mobile networks.
  • Wifi plugs – smart plugs for switching appliances and electrical devices anywhere in the house via mobile phone or tablets with internet access via Wi-Fi or mobile networks.
  • Wifi speakers – listen to music or podcasts from your mobile phone, tablet or laptop anywhere in the house via Wi-Fi access or a mobile data connection.
  • Wifi switch – switches on or off connected electrical appliances and electrical devices at home from anywhere in the world using your smartphone or tablet with Internet access via a Wi-Fi connection or a mobile data connection.

Conclusion

A Hubitat hub is an excellent option for controlling wifi devices around your home, such as thermostats, lights, door locks, and more. It is straightforward to use and set up and offers a lot of flexibility regarding the types of devices and appliances you can use with it.

Because it uses wireless technology, it is very flexible where you can set it up in your home, and you don’t have to run wires everywhere to get things working.