What devices does SharpTools work with?
SharpTools works with a wide variety of devices thanks to our integrations with popular smart home hubs like SmartThings, Hubitat, and Home Assistant.
Supported Device Types
SharpTools has integrations for following types of devices:
- On/Off devices
- Light switches
- Plug-in Outlets
- Virtual switches
- Dimmable devices
- Light bulbs
- Plug-in Dimmers
- Level control
- Volume Control
- Color control devices
- RGB(W) Bulbs (incl. Philips Hue)
- RGB(W) Strips
- Garage Doors
- Heating and cooling thermostats
- Heating only / Cooling only thermostats
- Radiators (via heating thermostat)
- Music Player / Media Player / Smart Speakers
- Contact Sensors
- Temperature Sensors
- Presence Sensors
- Water Sensor / Leak Sensor
- Weather devices (how to set up, custom device specifications)
Devices must implement specific 'capabilities' in order for the dashboard to automatically detect the right type of tile to use. For example, dimmable devices must implement 'Switch Level' for the dimmable functionality to work.
Other Devices - Manual Authorization
Note that any device which implements at least 'Sensor' or 'Actuator' capabilities can be authorized in SharpTools and values from that device can be displayed in a Hero Attribute Tile. This makes the compatibility list effectively limitless.
If your device doesn't show up in the primary authorization list, you may be able to authorize it manually:
The following list is a sample of the device types, in addition to the core set listed above, that can be displayed in a Hero Attribute tile:
- Carbon Monoxide / Dioxide
- Custom Attributes
- Energy / Power / Voltage
- Forecast (Weather)
- Illuminance / Lux / Ultraviolet (UV)
- Music Player Track
- Smoke Detector
- Sunrise / Sunset (Weather)
- Volume Level
- Wind (Weather)
Devices by Platform
For the full list of devices that are compatible with the smart hubs that connect to SharpTools, check out their respective web pages.
Each of these platforms supports a wide variety of devices from major manufacturers like GE, First Alert, IKEA, Kwikset, Leviton, Lutron, Philips Hue, Rachio, Samsung, SmartThings, Somfy, Sonos, Sylvania, Yale, Aeotec, Dome, Ecolink, Fibaro, GoControl, Hank, Inovelli, LIFX, Linear, Monoprice, NEO, NYCE, Osram, Qubino, Sengled, Zooz and more.
Some devices may be available within your connected platform (SmartThings, Hubitat, Home Assistant), but expose limited capabilities when connected with third party apps like SharpTools. For example, cameras like Arlo, Nest, and Ring may be controlled from SharpTools (eg. Modes), but do not support streaming video. There are some workarounds for showing streams or image snapshots that can be found in the SharpTools community.
Also note that SmartThings, Hubitat, and Home Assistant have very active developer communities. So if your device isn't officially supported, be sure to search the community or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org