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How to switch from Zipato to Homey

How to switch from Zipato to Homey

Zipato users are increasingly switching to Homey. Users often mention the lack of development on the (closed) Zipato platform, the total costs for hardware, modules and PRO licenses and the ease-of-use of Homey as important reasons. Does Homey fit your bill? And should you switch? Read on and let's find out.

Homey vs. Zipato Zipabox 2

Homey and the Zipato Zipabox 2 are both smart home systems available in Europe. So how do they compare? Homey features some core connectivity options like infrared that Zipato doesn’t have – not even at the € 466 configuration that resembles Homey the most. On the same supported technologies, Homey boasts more extended device support and better interfaces for these devices.

For home automation purposes, Homey Flow is equally, if not more powerful and a lot easier to use than Zipato’s Rule Creator. Homey Flow is available on both web and mobile. 

The Zipato Zipabox 2 has a slightly more extended PC interface than Homey does. It is, however, harder to use. Homey puts all the functionality of the Zipabox PC interface – and more – in its mobile app. This means it’s a lot easier to add or change devices, right from the palm of your hand. 

For a more in-depth view, read our extensive comparison.

Temporarily: Zipato € 50 trade-in promotion

To make it easier and more fun to upgrade to Homey we now have a temporary Zipabox trade-in promotion. This gives you a € 50 cashback on the purchase of your Homey in exchange for your old Zipabox (either the original one or the Zipabox 2). We'll properly recycle your old Zipatobox so that the environment also benefits.

How does the Zipato trade-in promotion work?

We understand that you don’t want to be without a smart home. That’s why you don’t have to submit your Zipabox (original) or Zipabox 2 in advance. You notify us after you make the switch to Homey, send us your Zipabox (original) or Zipabox 2 and receive your cashback. This way, you have two weeks to switch and you can already enjoy Homey! 

Upgrade your home in 3 simple steps:

1. Buy your Homey or Homey Pro via our store between January 22, 2020 and March 31, 2020.

2. Send your old Zipabox 1 or 2 (must maintain at least the main module) back to us with a copy of your Homey purchase receipt within two weeks of your order.

Athom B.V
Attn: Zipato trade-in
Rigtersbleek-Zandvoort 10-207
7521 BE Enschede
The Netherlands

3. Get a € 50 cashback within two weeks after we receive your Zipabox (Gateway).

We will neatly separate the plastic from electronics and ensure that your Zipabox retires properly.

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