Wink prides itself as a provider of home security and home automation. However, before we even start to look into Wink’s capabilities, we first need to discuss the Wink Hub 2.
Wink’s Hub 2 claims to be the “maestro” of your smart home. Furthermore, Wink also claims that they currently provide the first smart home hub designed for the mainstream consumer. Regardless of the previous two claims, Wink’s Hub 2 features industry-leading protocol support, a stylish design, cutting edge connectivity and an array of security features. Wink provides an overall best-in-class experience for end users.
Wink’s Home Automation Product Lineup
Wink provides a number of basic starter packs for the home automation rookies out there. Let’s dive in and take a look at three of Wink’s starter kits, which all include Wink’s Hub 2.
The Lookout package is Wink’s flagship home security package and retails at $199. The main goal of the Lookout package is to provide a sense of security for you and your loved ones. This starter package includes two window/door sensors, one motion detector, and a siren. In addition to state-of-the-art equipment, the Lookout package also includes Wink’s wrinkle-free smartphone app. The Lookout package does not require a monthly subscription for professional monitoring. However, this means that you’re 100% on your own in the event that a burglar decides to break into your home. On the other hand, a professionally monitored system takes a proactive approach and notifies the proper authorities in the event that your system is triggered.
The Bright package retails for $129, includes two smart light bulbs and is a superb starting point for your budding Wink home automation ecosystem. Smart lights are a great way to increase your overall home security since you can activate them via a motion sensor or a predetermined schedule. The Home Sitter feature makes it look like you’re home even when you’re on the opposite of the world.
Wink Leak Protection
Wink’s Leak Protection package retails for $169. The leak protection starter kit includes a Dome water main shut-off and two Dome leak sensors. This starter kit can save you a great deal of your hard earned cash. The Leak Protection package takes action by shutting off the water main upon detecting water where it shouldn’t be. The automated water main shut-off can also automate your water heater or anything else that uses a quarter-turn ball valve. The best feature of the water main shut-off is that it is wicked easy to install. All you need is a screwdriver!