Best Smart Home Automation HUB in 2018!

Smart Home Automation systems offer many different HUBS to power your Smart Home in 2018, which is the best smart home hub for you? In this video I look at some pro’s and con’s for some of the popular choices all of which I have used before!

—- Items I use all the time for my Home Automation —-
Z-Wave Stick Hardware –
Raspberry Pi –
Raspberry Pi Starter Kit –
Smartthings V2 HUB –
Wink Hub –
Vera Hub –

Ring Doorbell

Nest Thermostat

Plum Lightpad

Amazon Alexa
Show –
Echo –
Dot -
Spot –

LIFX Light Bulbs

Smartthings Hub

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, WiFi, 8 Zone 2nd Generation

Arlo VMS3130 Indoor/Outdoor Night Vision Security System

Yale Real Living Keyed Touchscreen Deadbolt

Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control, Hub and App,

—-My Camera Video Gear —-
Sony A6500 –
Smallrig Cage for Sony A6500 –
Sony 10-18mm Wide-Angle Zoom Lens –
Rode VideoMic –


Edward Williams says:

Pretty sure he sped this video up. If you watch this at .75 speed, it sounds natural and completely understandable.

Daniel says:

can someone please show me how to pair my sengled element classic light bulb with open hab!? I already have open hab running on my raspbery pi.

the eabster says:

The video is just very hard to processed through my brain at the speed of which you are talking. Maybe I’m just slow. But I’m pretty sure you’re just way too fast it gets annoying about 30 seconds into the video. Interesting topic but can’t make it through it good luck with your videos

trucker V says:

I like the wink hub except it doesn’t control zigbee door locks. That was the main reason I bought it and unfortunately wink will not add that feature to the 1st gen. It works ok for all my other sensors except a Bosch motion I have which is also zigbee not sure why….I think I’m going to go with the smarthings since it seems to control a wider range of products including zigbee door locks

ronbinkc says:

Turn off music

Shane Davis says:

You talk way too fast for me to understand at times. Not being mean, just want to help.

Mike Trieu says:

It’s funny how yoyoTech solely pushes OpenHab and how BRUH Automation focus only on Home Assistant. Why isn’t there anyone on YouTube willing to compare and contrast both of them in a and honest head-to-head?

Nathan says:

Nice intro

Michael Hinchey says:

You never included Alexa with smart hub? Super easy to set up and it just works for simple on/off/ groups etc. Its a good start for Amazon.

Michael Hinchey says:

You can call Vera and get them on the phone AND THEY will do it right there for you. No need to wait 3 days. Their Customer Service is second to none. I hate the phone app and they still have some issues with IFFT for Scripting. However you can do so much more with Vera PLus if you know what you are doing. Its not the best but smarthings and HUE dont compare.

Steve Hilliar says:

I love what you do but cannot believe how fast you talk. It seems to be an American trait.

Rene Stanneveld says:

Ah just what i tought here to openhab bla bla openhab bla bla openhab bla bla
So you show 4 things 3 things are crap and you should not buy and then whats left.
openhab bladibla ophab hab open hab open hab.

Stonewallace says:

Great Video man! I run a Vera Plus right now and your impression of the reliability is still spot on with the new Veras. I am moving to HomeAssistant.

Infiltrator2003 says:

why is your voice so high annoying and fast? I totally didn’t even hear what you said. Lost me dudette.

gambit2552 says:

I Thought you speed was just fine but sad you didn’t mention Home Assistant

Crazy Will Tech Show says:

Why I never bought a hub. I just use Alexa and Alexa app. Works great as long as you don’t lose the Internet.

Donald H. Tyers says:

Slow down a little! Please!

Vlad Alexander says:

i like the fact that he expaines everything fast

Lewis Adelaide says:

I am super new to this whole smart home business but I think I might go with the Samsung Smart Things hub. the devices tend to be a little expensive, plus shipping a z-switch to me costs me $40 + $40 for the switch itself with amazon 🙁

João Paulo Demétrio Fontes says:

I thought I was watching the video on 2x faster.

Mats B. Pettersen says:

Please – no music!

kasb58 says:

With regard to controlling the Smartthings hub, you mentioned if Internet service is unavailable, it can’t control devices, can you use to app to issue commands while your smartphone is on the same network as the hub? If you can’t, this is a major drawback with the Smartthings hub.

John Muser says:

Have you reviewed the Fibaro Home Centre 2 and if so what are your thoughts?

Arvid Podsim says:

You did not include Universal Devices IDY994i hub which controls many different device formats including the old X10. I have a small fortune invested in my Insteon controllers/responders and would like to know what the new hubs have to offer that have the same level of control as the IDY994i. As an example, can the products reviews interface with both WiFi devices like the Nest, Insteon and Wireless cameras?

Sean Brown says:

Dude, Wink works with most 3rd party smart home devices.

Donald H. Tyers says:

Can you possibly talk a little faster please?

KrazyNomadQc says:

Could you talk a little bit faster?

Lewis Adelaide says:

is this video in fast forward by default?

Daan de Wilde says:

Dude whats with the sped up video its distracting

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