To make it easy for consumers to browse home automation devices and immediately know their Shabbos compatibility, we have created a rating system. Each device we review going forward will be rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest rating for Shabbos compatibility.
Tribe Tech Review Ratings:
Tribe Rated 1 – Device is problematic according to many opinions without any practical options of disabling or powering off for Shabbos
Tribe Rated 2 – Device can potentially be used on Shabbos but only by manually turning off significant functionality each week.
Tribe Rated 3 – Device must be unplugged by setting an external smart timer to address Shabbat concerns
Tribe Rated 4 – Shabbos compliant with native or Third-party integration (I.e. IFTTT or HUB)
Tribe Rated 5- Device is Shabbat compliant when out of the box without additional actions necessary for Shabbos use.