Once you’ve got your Revolv Smart Home Solution, you can set it up in under 60 seconds using only your smartphone or tablet. Revolv pulls your WiFi information from your phone and transfers it to the Hub in seconds; just type in your password! We’d call it black magic, but that would make us witches.
Then, the Revolv set-up wizard makes it easy to find and connect to the wireless devices you already own and have up and running, like lights, locks, thermostats, speakers, smart-plugs, shades, sensors and more.
Once connected, you can easily create your own Actions based on an array of triggers, such as GeoSense, time of day, and sensors. You can even use Actions to harmonize multiple devices and have them work in concert with the touch of a button.
FlashLink is our revolutionary, proprietary method to get your Revolv Hub joined to your local Wi-Fi network. Using the flash from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you’ll be able to transfer your WiFi information directly to the hub, and simply enter your password to complete the process. No registering online, no fuss, no muss! Just pure, simple, easy-to-use technology.
Never fear, Android fans! We’re already working on our Android app. We plan to have it released in Q1/Q2 of 2014.
Currently, our Hub works with many of the off-the-shelf devices that you love (and probably already own!) Examples include Sonos, Philip Hue, Belkin WeMo, Insteon products and so much more! Here is a full, detailed list of what we’ll work with right out of the gate, with multiple devices to follow directly after launch:
Philips Hue, Philips Bloom & LightStrips (Philips hub currently required)
Insteon 2672-222 LED Lightbulb
Kwikset 910 Z-Wave SmartCode Electronic Deadbolt featuring SmartKey
Kwikset 912 Z-Wave Tustin SmartCode Electronic Lever
Yale YRD210-ZW-619 Real Living Electronic Push Button Deadbolt, Fully Motorized with Z-Wave Technology
Yale YRL-210-ZW-0BP Real Living Electronic Push Button Lever Door Lock with Z-Wave Technology
Yale YRD220-ZW-619 Real Living Electronic Touch Screen Deadbolt, Fully Motorized with Z-Wave Technology
Yale YRL-220-ZW-619 Real Living Touchscreen Lever Door Lock with Z-Wave Technology
Honeywell YTH8320ZW1007/U Z-Wave Enabled Programmable Thermostat
Trane TZEMT400BB3NX N N SL Home Energy Management Thermostat with Nexia Home Intelligence, White (Z-Wave)
Nest Thermostat (unofficially until Nest officially releases their APIs)
Sonos Family (Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Playbar, Sub)
Insteon 2456S3 ApplianceLinc INSTEON Plug-In Appliance On/Off Module, 3-Pin
GE 45603 Z-Wave Technology Wireless Lighting Control Fluorescent Light & Appliance Module
GE 45605 Z-Wave Technology Duplex Receptacle
Leviton VRP15-1LW Vizia RF + 300W Scene Capable Plug-In Appliance Module
Belkin WeMo Insight Switch
Smarthome INSTEON Wireless Motion Sensor
Light Switches / Dimmers:
Insteon 2457D2 LampLinc INSTEON Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Module Dual-Band, 2-Pin
Insteon 2477D SwitchLinc INSTEON Remote Control Dual-Band Dimmer
Insteon 2477S SwitchLinc On/Off Dual-Band Remote Control Switch
GE 45614 Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control 3-Way Switch Kit
GE 45612 Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control In-Wall Dimmer
GE 45613 Z-Wave Technology 3-Way Dimmer Switch Kit
GE 45606 Z-Wave Technology 2-Way Dimmer Switch
Belkin WeMo Light Switch
Secondary Remote Controls:
Smarthome – RemoteLinc 2 INSTEON 2-Scene, 4-Scene, and 8-Scene Wireless Keypads
Our goal, of course, is to work with every off-the-shelf smart home device you can purchase! New devices are supported every week, and are automatically upgraded on your hub as soon as they meet our rigorous testing standards.
If you have a particular device you’d like to see supported, toss it up on the support forum or vote for an existing one and we’ll be sure to take a look at it!
Currently, no. Revolv is distributing our Smart Home Solution in the US only. Our reasoning for this is our team needs to complete the process of researching and meeting compliance and certification requirements for international markets. As soon as we have an estimated date on when we can ship internationally, we’ll let you know!
Currently, Revolv is self-distributing. In the future, we’ll be working with specific channel partners to distribute on a wider scale in the United States, and will eventually expand internationally when we’re ready. If you’re interested in becoming a distributer, reseller or installer of Revolv, please sign up for the appropriate mailing list and we’ll be in touch when the timing is right. Thank you!
The Revolv Smart Home Solution, which includes the Revolv Hub, Revolv App and the Lifetime Subscription, are $299 US. That’s right: no monthly fees! We figured most of us have enough of those in our lives already.
The Revolv Lifetime Subscription, which is included in the $299 you pay for the solution, enables the remote and GeoSense automation that allows your Hub to work together in harmony (and continually update) with the products you already own; for the lifetime of the product. This is something that many other solutions charge for on a monthly basis.
Yep! Revolv will work with and sync to multiple iDevices, as long as they fit our parameters: iPhone 4S or higher, iPad 3rd Gen or higher or iPod Touch 5th Gen. iOS 6 or higher is also required.
As many as you can get your hands on! The Revolv Smart Home Solution does not have a limit on the amount of devices it can support.
The Revolv team takes the security of you, your family, and your technology very seriously. We use the same 128-bit, SSL encryption that the major banks use in processing financial transactions. This ensures that all of the communications between your phone, your devices and your Hub remain completely private. Our service also continually monitors your interactions, whether automatic or manually activated, to ensure that only those you’ve designated access to are able to utilize your solution. With the ability to deactivate your solution remotely and revoke access from any phone at any time, you’re completely in control of Revolv and all of the devices attached, no matter where you are or what the circumstance is. The privacy of your home and your information are our primary concern, and we’re constantly working so that you can place your full trust and confidence in your Revolv Smart Home Solution.
Losing your phone is always a bummer, but hey, it happens to the best of us. We are here to take care of that for you.
First, we encourage you to keep a passcode on your phone, and to keep your “Find my iPhone” feature enabled. This way you can shut down your phone, and even wipe it clean, from the internet if it gets into the wrong hands. You can then disable your iPhone using Apple’s Lost Mode, preventing access to anything on your phone including the Revolv app.
You can also give us a call at 888-966-9733, and after identifying you we can disable your account. You can then re-commission your hub with a new phone using Flashlink.
As of right now, not yet. But for those of you with larger homes (bigger than 10,000 sq/ft) or second homes who desire an additional Hub, this is a feature we’re currently working on and hope to release soon! Stay tuned.
Nope! You just need an outlet to plug your Hub into, your existing home wifi network, and an iPhone/iPad to run it all.
Absolutely! The Revolv Actions allow you to customize and group smart devices and apply different triggers (based on location, time of day, sensor and manual) to automate your daily routines to make life easier and automated.
In most cases, yes they can.
For some devices, such as Insteon and ZWave switches and devices, we recommend unjoining/factory resetting them so that they are controlled exclusively through the Revolv hub. If you keep them on their existing network, they can send commands that conflict with the setup you do on Revolv.
It really depends on the smart device, but the average range in a typically constructed home for the first hop is around 50 ft indoors.
Note that some types of smart device, such as ZWave and Insteon, will create a “mesh network” to greatly extend the range and reliability of all the devices of that type. We recommend having at least a few plugged-in devices of either of these to build a more reliable network around your Revolv home.
Yes, you can! You can use Insteon wireless keypads, as well as the iPad 3 or higher or iPod Touch (5th generation).
You betcha! In fact, many people said it couldn’t be done; that we couldn’t put seven working wireless radios into a small form factor for such an inexpensive price. We’ve set the record for smart home device compatibility, starting with Z-Wave, Insteon and Wi-Fi. We’ve even got the FCC certificate to prove it! All of the radios work today; they’re just not “activated”. The other four can be activated with a simple software upgrade as functionality is rolled out in the future.