Why pay for a subscription for open-source home automation?
We work very hard to provide innovative features that have commercial grade quality and performance. We also actively contribute back to the open-source community in general by providing development resources directly or funding feature and bug bounties for other projects. All this, plus providing infrastructure to run Bitdog.io, is not inexpensive. All we ask is for a tiny annual subscription fee to help us keep innovating our home automation solution. We have managed to keep the subscription fee much less than most popular home automation hub hardware.