(Shame on me for this Topic headline!)
$749 retail for the Fibaro Home Center 2 home automation hub; released limited availability to US retail.
Looks like a nice piece of hardware and cloud independent dashboard with graphic rules creator (“Advanced Scenes”). Is it worth the high price? Too soon to tell…
Poland-based Fibaro is targeting the custom-integrator channel with the shipment of its first home-automation hub for the U.S. market. The Z-Wave-equipped Home Center 2 hub began shipping Aug. 3 at a suggested retail of $749. … Besides integrating with Fibaro-brand Z-Wave sensors such as water, door/window and motion sensors, Home Center 2 is compatible with products from other brands. Those products include thermostats from Nest, Trane, Honeywell, RCS, and 2GIG; IP cameras from D-Link, Gen IV, Hikvision, Geo, Speco, and Axis; Linear garage door openers; Philips Hue lighting; DSC alarms; and other devices. - See more at: http://www.twice.com/news/home-automation/fibaro-home-center-2-hub-compatible-z-wave-nest-others/58149#sthash.QWSNj0Y0.dpuf