The Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge PRO 2 represents the central hub for your Lutron smart lighting setup. All your Lutron Caseta lighting devices will connect with this hub. The PRO 2 offers many great features, including the ability to integrate with the robust and powerful Alarm.com platform!
Lutron uses its own wireless protocol that is different from the likes of WIFI, Z-Wave, or ZigBee. This advanced signal is specifically designed to not interfere with other wireless protocols, while still providing reliable and consistent communication for connected devices. End users appreciate the excellent performance of Lutron devices, and they love how easy it is to get started. Overall, it is a great choice for any smart home lighting setup.
By serving as a central hub and primary gateway, the Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge PRO 2 is what makes the setup possible. To get started, you just need to connect the Smart Bridge PRO 2 to your router using the included ethernet cable. Then you start integrating Lutron Caseta devices using the free Lutron Mobile App on your iOS or Android device. Up to 50 devices can be paired with your smart bridge, so you will have no problem integrating your entire house with Lutron Lights.
Where Lutron excels is in its ability to integrate with a variety of different platforms and smart home assistants. With the PRO 2 model, you get all of the integrations and features available with the standard model. These include Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Nest, and Sonos Sound. And the PRO 2 model adds the exciting Alarm.com integration. Any command sent through one of these platforms will pass through the bridge before reaching the device.
The biggest reason to get the PRO 2 model over the standard model is for the Alarm.com integration. Alarm.com is an interactive monitoring and automation platform used with many security systems. By integrating your Lutron devices with Alarm.com, you can conveniently control both your alarm system and your smart lights from the Alarm.com Mobile App. You can even integrate your Lutron Lights with Alarm.com Smart Scenes for automation operation. Just keep in mind that you will need a monitoring plan to access Alarm.com.
You can also operate your lights from the easy-to-use Lutron App. This app offers many exciting features to give you increased control over your Lutron Smart Lights. You can set schedules for your lights to have them turn ON or OFF at certain times of the day. There are also geofencing features available that will have your lights respond based on the location of your smartphone. For example, you can have your lights turn ON automatically as soon as you arrive home.
Lutron also offers a nice feature called "Smart Away". This feature has your lights turn ON or OFF at random times throughout the evening. This is perfect for making it look like someone is home while you are on vacation. Lutron also allows for personalization over one's smart lighting setups. This is done by creating specific scenes for certain situations. For instance, you can have scenes for bedtime, eating dinner, watching a movie, and more.
With your Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge PRO 2, you truly get the complete package. You can start integrating your lights with a variety of different third-party platforms, and achieve a truly smart lighting setup. Voice operation is extremely useful, as there are many occasions where you will want to turn on your lights with voice commands. And with smart scheduling, you can have a lighting schedule that fits your lifestyle and saves you money. Thanks to Lutron, it has never been easier to get started with smart lighting!
Note: We also sell the non-PRO standard Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge, which is available here.