Author Topic: Zooz ZSE40 4-in-1 Sensor  (Read 15079 times)

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Re: Zooz ZSE40 4-in-1 Sensor
« Reply #75 on: August 04, 2018, 02:33:32 pm »
Thanks for the info - I'm not sure about your last statement, are you saying the device has a buggy key exchange implementation or Vera does?

Sounds like Home Assistant is better than Vera, at least on this device, what is your overall experience?  Why keep the Vera as well?

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Re: Zooz ZSE40 4-in-1 Sensor
« Reply #76 on: August 04, 2018, 04:27:15 pm »
Thanks for the info - I'm not sure about your last statement, are you saying the device has a buggy key exchange implementation or Vera does?

Sounds like Home Assistant is better than Vera, at least on this device, what is your overall experience?  Why keep the Vera as well?

It is very clearly a vera issue and it isn't the only device which has been finicky with the vera. I still have all of my automation on openLuup and use the vera only as a device bridge. The Verabridge and familiarity with openLuup is the main reason I am keeping it for now although adding homeassistant is a first move towards migration. The positive is that I learned probably more about zwave network and openwrt than I would ever have had it not have any problems...

About Homeassistant, I am still learning about it. It definitely takes a lot more work to setup and the device support is still under development. I had to rebuild the openzwave portion and move it to 1.5 in order to make it support my locks and garage doors. It tries to cover so much that it is actually very slow evolving for any single topic. I found it better suited to be an API bridge for now.
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Re: Zooz ZSE40 4-in-1 Sensor
« Reply #77 on: August 21, 2018, 10:34:50 am »
I gave up on Vera, now I'm migrating to HomeSeer, currently running a trial with it on a Raspberry Pi with RaZberry card.

Seems really solid, fully supports all the (small number of) devices I have - it quite happily handles both of the 4-in-1 sensors and doesn't need a hack for the Fibaro dual switches.

The biggest out-of-the-box lack is dataMine - there's a history plugin but it's not great.  However, there's easy instructions on the forums for logging to Influx and using Grafana which is are incredibly flexible and powerful and happily run on the Pi as well.

The UI is basically about as bad as UI7 - it's ten years out-of-date, but at least it doesn't have 50%+ whitespace...  ahe standard HSTouch phone app is shocking, but then the free HSBuddy is perfect.

And it has zero connectivity to any external site if you don't want/need it, unlike the annoying Vera login requirements for some pages.