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Offline darinr

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Recommendations - Vera
« on: May 11, 2015, 09:31:40 am »
Hello, I am looking to migrate off a ISY-99i pro platform, as I missed the cheaper upgrade option and device is now stuck in the past.  I have around 5 insteon devices and 8 X10 devices in my home.  I am looking to get away from the X10 devices as they fail.  I have searched around the forum trying to determine the level of support for Insteon and X10 and I have not been able to glean exactly what works and does not work on the new Vera edge device.

I have a pump under insteon control that I have a program that runs it for X minutes sleeps X minutes and iterates over this for X number of times, sends emails, checks device statuses and make decisions bases of those status.  I am interested in the Vera platform as it appears to be very versatile and one can write some custom Lua code to control devices.  I also saw 3rd party app that may be able to accommodate a similar program.
 
Any input / information would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Recommendations - Vera
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2015, 11:00:33 am »
Frankly the Vera is not your best option for Insteon.  Look at Homeseer or the new ISY.

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Re: Recommendations - Vera
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 11:33:48 am »
Thank you for your input.  I have not used any Zwave products, I have read about them.  They seem to be a little cheaper ( a few dollars) but are available from many vendors, which I like, I hate being tied to one vendor.  Are Zwave products on the same level of reliability as Insteon (same or better)?

Offline SirMeili

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Re: Recommendations - Vera
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2015, 12:13:57 pm »
Thank you for your input.  I have not used any Zwave products, I have read about them.  They seem to be a little cheaper ( a few dollars) but are available from many vendors, which I like, I hate being tied to one vendor.  Are Zwave products on the same level of reliability as Insteon (same or better)?

I started with z-wave, but have since added insteon for the fanLincs and scene controllers (KPLs). I personally have all but decided to move to all insteon at least for the lighting. I prefer that level of control I get. Mainly I prefer that I can change the level that the light turns on at the switch. Most z-wave if not all dimmers always return to their last dim level when turned on at the switch.
VeraLite (Live); ISY 994i (Live); Vera 3 (Waiting to replace VeraLite); Vera Edge (Waiting for all the bugs to be fixed); Xuan StackBox (Testing and waiting for more plugins and for it to mature)
Countless z-wave and insteon devices :D