Guided Flow Guided Flow v1 HubsChoose your hub CloudThis option is usually a quicker set up but with the cost of a little added latency, and more importantly, if your internet goes down, your devices either revert to dumb devices or become inoperable depending on the device/configuration. LocalIf you are looking for an option where you have control over where you have control over your data and don't want other companies to have access this may be for you. It also can reduce latency and provide less opportunity for forced updates on another platform to cause you grief. It requires more setup but if you're in it for the long haul and looking to tie in a lot of system together, this is usually the way to go. CloudChoose your cloud Aeotec Smart Home HubWorks as a SmartThings hub. Technology is licensed from Samsung with no difference in performance. Older hardware is being sunset and will no longer work according to Stacey on IOT. Listed as a Wi-Fi protocol hub since many connections are lost when internet goes down and only basic lighting automations continue to work. Wink Hub 2Requires cloud and a subscription to use most functionality, but advertises that it's to avoid selling customer data like other cloud platforms. Each shared user will require their own subscription.