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Let me just clarify a few things.

The Lutron APP's are now free, (they used to be paid).

There are 2 APP's for Radio Ra 2 (RR2)
Home Control + (for regular system users)
Lutron Connect (for people with the Connect Bridge device)

Home Control + allows your basic operation from your phones and tablets when connected to your wifi.
Home Control + offers a paid VPN service ($60/yr) for remote operation (remote meaning away from your home)

With the purchase of the Connect Bridge Device from Lutron you get free VPN and have to use the Lutron Connect APP.

If you have a 3rd party VPN and can access your network and network connected computers and devices remotely you should be able to access you RR2 system as well. Most 3rd party VPN's start around $5/mo. If you're not sure what a VPN is you may want to research it as it does have some security implications to your network.

Additionally the Lutron Connect Bridge device allows some local 3rd party integration's like they just announced for Sonos and Alexa(Echo). Homekit is asked for a lot and hopefully they will respond, but as of yet it does not. However you can pre-order the new Alexa Dot for about $50ea. I'll let you know how it works when mine arrives.

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Interesting. I ponied up the $20 for Home+ and Homesense both. Oh well...

Thanks for the clarification on VPN. My router supports it. Have to figure out the setup.

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The Bridge is presently garbage. Indeed you can do the remote login where port forwarding or VPN are free on many routers, but the third-party compatibility is a joke. It makes the app see the device, but that's it. You currently can't do a time clock mode with the third-party devices or have it respond to physical buttons of any kind (i.e. Away more). The master repeater doesn't even know it exists.
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If you haven't grabbed it yet, version 10.4 is out and apparently version 10.3 of the software was skipped.

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