I am looking at doing the home automation route (had one set up in my old house using x10 so all this new fangled stuff is amazing). I will likely integrate a DSC alarm panel so that I can leverage cheaper/more reliable wireless door/window sensors, more reliable wireless motion detectors and wireless smoke detectors, though I won't likely have the system professionally monitored, just self monitoring. I expect to set up scenes or macros that will allow a 'I'm home' scene which opens the garage door, unlocks the deadbolt, disarms the alarm, turns on lights if it's dark out, etc. Similar "Im away' scenes to do the opposite.
From what I've read, the VeraLite documentation on MCV site is a bit misleading. The VeraLite needs to be Ethernet cable connected to my wireless router.....is that correct? And since I am also introducing a DSC alarm panel, it would also need to plug into that as well? So I ultimately need my alarm panel, VeraLite, and router all to be housed very close to eachother (like in the same closet). The VeraLite then would be able to use the existing wireless network since it's attached via cable (though I don't know that it even needs access to wireless network to be honest).
So am I correct that if I can house my alarm panel, my router, and my Vera in the same room, I only need a VeraLite (connected via Ethernet cable to my router)? Is there anything else that Vera3 would give me that would make it a compelling purchase over VeraLite (I see an extra USB and a bit more RAM I think though unsure if that translates to increased functionality)?