Aha. Not sure how I missed that.
I do have a few sorta off-brand automation products in my house (some EWelink hardwired devices that I use for some of the more obscure lights in our house, mostly controlled via IFTTT) but my main concern with these off brands is two-fold:
1 - Long term support. If they decide for whatever reason (bankrupt, loss of interest, poor sales, etc) to shut down any required cloud support, you’re left with a doorstop.
2 - Firmware updates. There’s been a few high profile security holes in Wemo equipment, for example, especially for us early adopters. WIll these off brands push regular security updates? Will they push any at all?
FWIW I have seen fairly regular firmware updates with the EWeLink hardware, which at $10/each were an unbeatable deal that got a bunch of lights and stuff (much of which I couldn’t have justified a $40+ switch for) online in the end. But I know it’s risky in that support could disappear any day. At least with TP and Belkin there’s some hope for long term support in the end.