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Offline cw-kid

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Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2018, 03:05:34 pm »
Just seen the following from a SmartThings support FAQ webpage:

https://support.smartthings.com/hc/en-gb/articles/214609826-Google-Assistant-and-SmartThings-FAQ#Certified

How do contact sensors work with Google Assistant?
Google Assistant can tell you the current state of your contact sensors.

Here are some example phrases:

Ok Google, is my front door open?

Ok Google, is my bedroom window open?

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Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Reply #46 on: October 23, 2018, 04:23:10 am »
I know that Alexa will support sensors and it's new "Guard" feature. We have that on our tabs as well
The same thing for GH, it will be launched with a limited number of devices and we will build on top of that.
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Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Reply #47 on: October 25, 2018, 03:39:18 am »
Does Vera google concierge allow GH to view devices?
Since the hue bridge broke 9months ago I have lost interest until today when my Google home hub arrived...

What's the best way for Google to control my Vera (Fibaro) lights?

I don't know if I want to move to homeseer just yet

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Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Reply #48 on: October 25, 2018, 07:10:18 am »
Yes Vera Concierge enables you to have your Vera devices in the Google Home app as "Home Control" devices.

Binary Light and Switch devices are supported.

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Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Reply #49 on: October 25, 2018, 09:22:24 am »
but all sensors like: temperature, humidity, door, etc ...  as well as thermostats not works with vera concierge.  it?s show in vera concierge, but not in ggogle home app.
switchs dimmers curtain is ok!
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Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Reply #50 on: October 31, 2018, 01:43:26 pm »
This would be around mid September if we include also a week of stabilisation.

Any new news on this?

I have spent enough time of my life on the software development side of the world to understand that any date is tentative at this point.  However, are we 50%, 75%, 95% there?


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Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Reply #51 on: November 02, 2018, 12:37:09 pm »
I just moved a couple lights over to a Smartthings hub so I can use Google Home with them. I would love to move all my stuff back to Vera, but the wait is becoming a little frustrating.

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Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Reply #52 on: November 02, 2018, 06:57:38 pm »
So how will this work?  I'm still on UI5.  I saw one post that said something about firmware when this is ready.  Does that mean I'll have to bite the bullet and go to UI7?  I have a vera lite.  Is it going to be supported?

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Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2018, 12:07:35 pm »
I only found this thread now and I was confused
I have been contacting Vera's support for some time now and the last response has disappointed me and it will not go against what was said here.

Last October 14 from Customer Care Advocate :
"Hi Pedro,

We still don?t have an exact date for it. Although we are surely working on it, it is not among our top priority as we have other features that have been requested by a bigger amount of customers and we always prioritize that kind of situations. Thanks for you understanding.

Regards,"


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Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Reply #54 on: November 09, 2018, 12:40:38 pm »
Although we are surely working on it, it is not among our top priority as we have other features that have been requested by a bigger amount of customers and we always prioritize that kind of situations.

If one of the "features" is higher stability I'm all for it, although I'm also a owner of a GH
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Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Reply #55 on: November 09, 2018, 01:53:13 pm »
If you like me is tiered of waiting for native Google Home integration I would recommend Home Assistant https://www.home-assistant.io. A bit if a learning curve, but besides Google Home integration you will get a whole lot of other interesting and useful HA integration options https://www.home-assistant.io/components/

I am considering moving all my HA logic and front end to Home Assistant and only keep Vera as a Z-wave controller.

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Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Reply #56 on: November 09, 2018, 02:28:40 pm »
If you like me is tiered of waiting for native Google Home integration I would recommend Home Assistant https://www.home-assistant.io. A bit if a learning curve, but besides Google Home integration you will get a whole lot of other interesting and useful HA integration options https://www.home-assistant.io/components/

I am considering moving all my HA logic and front end to Home Assistant and only keep Vera as a Z-wave controller.

Very interesting.  So if I understand correctly, it knows how to read all your devices from Vera and control them with their own UI?  Does it support most devices in vera like thermostats, etc?

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Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Reply #57 on: November 09, 2018, 03:46:37 pm »
You can read more about Vera Home Assistant integration here https://www.home-assistant.io/components/vera/.

I now control Vera switches, dimmers, lights, blinds and scenes from Home Assistant UI and from Google Assistant and Google home. I haven’t got any thermostats so I don’t know if they will work.

I am thinking of replacing my Vera logic (PLEG) with Node Red (available as a component/add on in Home Assistant https://github.com/hassio-addons/addon-node-red)
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Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Reply #58 on: November 09, 2018, 04:09:14 pm »
You can read more about Vera Home Assistant integration here https://www.home-assistant.io/components/vera/.

I now control Vera switches, dimmers, lights, blinds and scenes from Home Assistant UI and from Google Assistant and Google home. I haven?t got any thermostats so I don?t know if they will work.

I am thinking of replacing my Vera logic (PLEG) with Node Red (available as a component/add on in Home Assistant https://github.com/hassio-addons/addon-node-red)

I actually have all this running through Home Assistant as well.  Thermostats do work.  The problem is just the extra device that must be in the middle of this hosting Home Assistant.  If Vera wants to compete int he Home Automation world they need to make their device natively work with Google Home versus only working as a secondary device.  As you can see from the lack of responses on this board and many other boards, I would not hold my breath expecting this to happen.

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Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Reply #59 on: November 09, 2018, 04:13:22 pm »
You can read more about Vera Home Assistant integration here https://www.home-assistant.io/components/vera/.

I now control Vera switches, dimmers, lights, blinds and scenes from Home Assistant UI and from Google Assistant and Google home. I haven?t got any thermostats so I don?t know if they will work.

I am thinking of replacing my Vera logic (PLEG) with Node Red (available as a component/add on in Home Assistant https://github.com/hassio-addons/addon-node-red)

I played with HA for a few days, linked to my vera controller.  I like it...but experienced some odd behavior.  My concord 4 seemed to launch various scenes on the vera when I would arm/disarm.  I say various...actually on several occasions it was ALL OF THEM.  Garage door going up, water getting shut off, fans turning on, lights turning on, tv's...etc..  This ONLY happened when the vera was connected to HA.

I think it is probably the concord 4 and how it works through the vera causing the issue. 

I think the way to go with HA is with the Hass.io on a linux box.  Something I don't have at the moment.  On windows, HA works fine but there are limits on windows that you wont experience on Linux.  PLUS it is much easier in my opinion to set up SSL on Hass.io for remote access.  Setting up "letsencrypt" on windows about drove me insane. 
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