Sharptools with Hubitat


#1

I made the switch from SmartThings to Hubitat but so far have decided to leave my August lock on the ST hub. This is because I use Sharptools to toggle the lock on/off as I’m leaving/arriving home.

If I were to bring the August lock over to Hubitat, would I still be able to use Sharptools to do the same thing?


#2

Are you referring to the SharpTools Tasker plugins? I noticed this was posted in the ‘SharpTools.io (Web)’ category (eg. Dashboards and Rule Engine), but you mentioned that you toggle the lock as you are leaving/arriving home which is commonly done in Tasker.

The SharpTools.io platform supports SmartThings and Hubitat - meaning you can use either hub with the SharpTools dashboards and Rule Engine.

The SharpTools Tasker plugins currently support SmartThings only. We have it on our list to add support for additional hubs at some point, but we’ve received more demand in the dashboards and Rule Engine so have focused our efforts there. :slight_smile:


#3

@Harry_Coolahan

I too was concerned about my August Pro Smart Lock when I first moved over to HE from ST, and left it on that system for awhile.

Alas, there was no reason for my apprehension, and was actually easier to pair with HE than with ST. As far as the toggle functionality, you can absolutely use SharpTools. Despite not being able to control HE hub using the Android app, it’s not too much of an issue to configure it in a SharpTools dashboard.

Another option you may consider is the service I use for the same functionality, IFTTT. For the “IF”, I simple select the IFTTT native “Button Press” as the trigger, and I go straight to August (in lieu of going through Hubitat) and set the “Then That” action. Then, add a widget to one of your phone’s screens, select IFTTT, button, and drop it in an open square. It will then give you the option to select from all of the Button triggers you’ve configured. Which actually brings me to a question.

Is the toggle you were using in SharpTools when with ST automated, or were you using a virtual/physical button which you needed to manually select? I assume it’s automated, only because simply using the August App would be the best course of action for manual toggle.

I use SharpTools as a tool to round up all the different brands and UI of all my devices and control them seamlessly through a common dashboard and UI. However, I place a high level of significance on retaining local control of all my devices, where able and logic dictates. Hence, almost all automation I have configured was done so within the Hubitat Elevation system.

Now, before Josh bans me for pitching the competition’s systems, hear me out. I’m a very vocal and frustrated critic of the Hubitat UI and automation configuration tool. Whilst I’m not quite there yet, anything I configure in Hubitat will essentially be used as a backup to my SharpTools dashboard. The reason being, while I prefer local control for everything, the SharpTools cloud based system has yet to fail me with my devices. In fact 99.9% of the time, all of the other cloud based systems I use (Wyze, Meross, IFTTT, etc.) work flawlessly and with little to no delay.

So, my point to all this is, if you are in fact looking for automation of the August Lock toggle, I recommend using the HE hub (God Aweful) automation tool. If you’re not too sensitive to local v. cloud based service, use SharpTools every time. Or use both, having one scrutinizing the other each time isn’t a bad thing.

I forgot what the question was… Dang squirrels always distracting me!

Pete