$199 Wink Lookout Home Security Pack Bundles All-Wink Products for the First Time

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    Connected smart home company Wink on Tuesday announced its first home security bundle featuring all its own-brand products, rather than including compatible products made by other companies.

    The Wink Lookout set includes two open/close sensors for use on doors and windows, a motion sensor with pet sensitivity for placement anywhere in the home, a siren and chime alarm with built-in flashlight, and the unifying Wink hub.

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    No subscription is required to use the products, which communicate through the hub and can be monitored using an updated Wink iOS app that features sensor-trip alerts, siren control, and an emergency services/trusted contact call option.

    The new Wink home security bundle costs $199, which is significantly cheaper than the similar Nest Guard at $499. The Wink Lookout set will be available from October 31 at Home Depot and on Amazon. Sensors can be picked up individually for $29, as can the home motion sensor and siren, which cost $39 each. The set includes free shipping in the U.S. backed by a 30-day return policy.

    (Via Engadget.)

    Article Link: $199 Wink Lookout Home Security Pack Bundles All-Wink Products for the First Time
     
  2. Tronic macrumors 6502

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    Im surprised the established hone security companies haven’t purchased any of these diy security companies yet. Seems like a no-brainer.
     
  3. Kiro macrumors member

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    Homekit?

    Apart from this, I still haven't found a company making a really easy simple hasslefree product in this sector.
    Maybe HUE, but it's just lights.

    I still haven't found a company that has homekit compatible window blinds adapters.
     
  4. Swuycheck macrumors newbie

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    I love my wink system. This seems like a great deal.
     
  5. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

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    Not bad. Not bad. This space is getting some nice options. (Except the one by Nest:mad:) To me, paying for monitoring is a rip-off. You're basically paying for someone else to call the cops when the alarm is triggered. I can do that myself.
     
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    Wink is looking more promising to me, mostly everything is battery operated, to complement that I have 5 wired 3MP security cameras with an NVR at home and motion triggered lights on the exterior. I hate to pay for any subscription fees for storing the data.
    I have a Synology NAS that I plan to use to record all the camera monitoring. I have yet to set that up.
     
  8. randot macrumors newbie

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    Wink isn't compatible with HomeKit by itself. But with a little work, you can connect it to HomeKit using the open source Homebridge app, running either on a Mac or on a Pi. I set that up with my Wink, and as a result have a much more comprehensive Homekit setup than I would if I only bought officially certified HomeKit products. For instance, I was using Siri with my garage before there was even a compatible HomeKit opener.
     
  9. tzm41 macrumors regular

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    Have you checked Lutron Serena or SOMA shades
     
  10. ipedro macrumors 601

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    I've had a Wink system for nearly 3 years now and after repeated promises, it hasn't gotten much better. I slowly started building up a HomeKit system around it and at this point, I barely ever touch the Wink Relay on my wall.

    I use IFTTT and Wink for some non HomeKit devices but I stopped trusting the company and haven't expanded my Wink system. I guess they must be doing something right for some people to still be in business but I wouldn't recommend them.

    The only thing that could save Wink for me is if they adopted HomeKit and added it to their existing devices in a firmware update.
     
  11. liberte1776 macrumors regular

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    No HomeKit = no wallet open.
     
  12. ksnell macrumors 6502a

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    HomeKit blinds like these?

    https://www.serenashades.com/

    I am thinking about giving them a shot.
     
  13. WinstonRumfoord macrumors 6502

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    ADT just recently partnered with Samsung's SmartThings. Not quite what you mentioned, but close.
     

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