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Title: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: mizzstepwhyte on February 19, 2016, 11:40:00 am
I've done several searches to see if there were any topics relating to lists compiled for what's working and what's not... Just installed my first Zigbee Device (GE Link Connected LED Light Bulb) and it paired with no problem...  Let's start a list so that we can help each other.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: xAPPO on February 19, 2016, 12:49:21 pm
SmartThings Multi Sensor - mostly OK - adds as a windows/door sensor and seems to work fine.

 I did get a timeout on the config (maybe a one off)  and it added a spurious _Scene Controller device showing configure failed.   The inbuilt temperature sensor wasn't detected.   
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: rbakley on February 19, 2016, 02:11:48 pm
Quirky / GE Tripper door window sensor is working correctly and configured very easily.    I am not seeing a battery indicator though.   Not sure if that is a problem or not.   But either way I am happy!

-bob
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: zarthan on February 19, 2016, 04:58:41 pm
GE link bulbs seem to be hit or miss. They all pair but not all are detected as a dimmable bulb although the image is a bulb. Shows as a plugin control. It may be that some of my bulbs had an earlier firmware.

Edit
Seems the interface eventually fixes the lights and they now function.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ShawnParr on February 19, 2016, 06:53:17 pm
I tried pairing a Lutron Connected Bulb Remote (looks like a Pico, but uses zigbee). I got it paired, but kept getting messages that it was losing connection. Also wasn't able to get it to successfully trigger anything.

This is my first Vera though, so it might be me.

Although when it was paired it only showed as having on/off, not the dim buttons. Probably Vera would need to add some profile/device info on UI7 to properly support it.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: br636 on February 19, 2016, 08:03:59 pm
I tried pairing a Lutron Connected Bulb Remote (looks like a Pico, but uses zigbee). I got it paired, but kept getting messages that it was losing connection. Also wasn't able to get it to successfully trigger anything.

This is my first Vera though, so it might be me.

Although when it was paired it only showed as having on/off, not the dim buttons. Probably Vera would need to add some profile/device info on UI7 to properly support it.

I had the same experience with the connected bulb remote. I also notice that they become disconnected a lot on my Wink hub.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: JohnRob on February 19, 2016, 08:33:54 pm
Tried to Pair a Philips Hue White Single bulb.   This is a simple controllable bulb, no color change capability.

" Tried to Pair using a Generic Zigbee.   Bulb was "discovered" but could not be configured.

JohnRob
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ShawnParr on February 20, 2016, 12:14:19 am
Okay, update to the Lutron Connected Bulb remote (LCBR).

1. Pair a GE Link light to Vera Plus
2. Pair the LCBR to the Vere Plus
3. Use the LightLink pairing method to pair the LCBR directly to the GE Link light

The LCBR will now act as a physical switch with all functionality for all lights you pair it with in this method. If you don't pair the LCBR to the Vera Plus first, it will not pair with the lights (LED on remote doesn't start blinking, light doesn't fade in and out). Obviously with this method you can't use the LCBR to trigger scenes or anything like that, but if you have some zibgee lights you want to have a local physical switch control for convenience it does this.

In my situation this is exactly how I would like to use them. I can still automate the zigbee lights with Vera with scenes, and someone walking up has a wall switch to just turn on the dern lights.  :)

Similar worked with the Hue hub, however in that case I discovered you had to NOT pair the LCBR with that hub, but have the bulbs paired with the hub first. The Vera Plus acts more like how I understand the Wink hub works process wise. I'll see how it goes long term as r636 mentioned issues with his wink and the LCBR. However most recently I was using them completely standalone, no hub, just paired to the link lights, and it worked 100% flawlessly. Just like a wired Lutron dimmer.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: wongalex on February 20, 2016, 01:50:45 pm
Tried to pair a Yale Real Living Zigbee Deadbolt and it said it paired fine but when going into the plugin control of the device I get the following error Error executing function undefined(): plugin_info is not a function and nothing shows up.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: JohnRob on February 20, 2016, 02:45:51 pm
For those who have not found the official Vera compatibility list, the link is below.

http://getvera.com/compatibility/

JohnRob
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: VeraDad on February 21, 2016, 12:26:41 am
For those who have not found the official Vera compatibility list, the link is below.

http://getvera.com/compatibility/

This can't be the official list... There is only a single open/close sensor? Am I missing something?
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Bojangles on February 21, 2016, 08:24:41 am
I have successfully installed the 2nd generation door/window (contact) sensor that Lowes sells for the IRIS system. At first it wasn't reporting its open/close state, but overnight after a heal, it started to report properly.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: rbakley on February 21, 2016, 09:05:45 am
@Bojangles,

Does that sensor have a temperature sensor as well?   And if so, is the temp being reported?

-bob
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: mizzstepwhyte on February 21, 2016, 03:27:19 pm
I have successfully installed the 2nd generation door/window (contact) sensor that Lowes sells for the IRIS system. At first it wasn't reporting its open/close state, but overnight after a heal, it started to report properly.
I was wondering if they were compatible. Thanks.

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Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: RobertN on February 21, 2016, 05:56:31 pm
I tried and tried but could not get the 2nd generation door/window (contact) sensor to pair. How did you accomplish this?
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: VeraDad on February 21, 2016, 07:25:47 pm
I have successfully installed the 2nd generation door/window (contact) sensor that Lowes sells for the IRIS system. At first it wasn't reporting its open/close state, but overnight after a heal, it started to report properly.

Thanks @Bojagles! Is that this one?

http://www.lowes.com/pd_388558-41166-DWS901_1z0v12n__?productId=3735305&Ns=p_product_price|0&pl=1
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Bojangles on February 21, 2016, 09:16:04 pm
@Bojangles,

Does that sensor have a temperature sensor as well?   And if so, is the temp being reported?

-bob

It doesn't report the temperature.  I also noticed that it doesn't report battery condition either.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Bojangles on February 21, 2016, 09:19:41 pm
I tried and tried but could not get the 2nd generation door/window (contact) sensor to pair. How did you accomplish this?

The first time I paired it, it showed as a Scene Controller.  I unpaired it, and tried again.  That time it paired as a contact sensor.  It does not report the temperature or the battery condition, so it does need some further work on compatibility.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: konradwalsh on February 22, 2016, 03:39:39 am
For so many reasons I find this hilarious
I found this on the their website:

http://getvera.com/portfolio-posts/centralite-pearl-thermostat/ (http://getvera.com/portfolio-posts/centralite-pearl-thermostat/)

Quote
VERA PRODUCT SCORE

To qualify, all Certified Partner Products must meet Vera?s stringent product criteria and achieve 6 out of 10, or better, in our rigorous 100-point testing and validation process.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: dblackmore on February 22, 2016, 11:54:49 am
I tried and tried but could not get the 2nd generation door/window (contact) sensor to pair. How did you accomplish this?

I'm not having any luck pairing a IRIS door/window sensor either.  I'm selecting Add Device / generic zigbee device, install battery and press the button on the inside of the zigbee door/window sensor to get the green LED to start flashing.  Does not discover the zigbee device.  I must be doing something wrong
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: RobertN on February 22, 2016, 12:11:02 pm
@dblackmore - Me too I have tried it again and have reset the sensor multiple times and still no luck.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: rbakley on February 22, 2016, 05:12:36 pm
Cree Connected A19 Bulb is a no go. Previously it was paired with a Wink Hub and it worked fine.  I tried multiple times to add it to VeraPlus.   Each time it would add, but you would get a "Failed to configure" message and it couldn't be controlled.   Tried setting device to "Automatically configure = yes", but that didn't work.    Curiously, the web page icon showed it as a Zwave device with On and OFF, but no dimming.    I ended up resetting it and re-pairing it with my Wink Hub.   I did not leave it in this state overnight to see if that would fix it though.

BTW, the instructions on Cree's site to reset the bulb did not work on mine.   I found the following instructions to reset online and it worked for me. 

Start with the bulb off
Flash on
Leave off 2 seconds
Flash on
Leave off 2 seconds
Flash on
Leave off 2 seconds
Turn on
Light should blink once quickly to indicate it has been reset.

HTH,

-bob
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: jackg on February 22, 2016, 08:25:27 pm
I have the same result with the Cree Connected. Works with Logitech Harmony, no signs of life with my Vera Plus. Very Vera disappointing.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Bojangles on February 23, 2016, 07:38:02 am
I tried and tried but could not get the 2nd generation door/window (contact) sensor to pair. How did you accomplish this?

I'm not having any luck pairing a IRIS door/window sensor either.  I'm selecting Add Device / generic zigbee device, install battery and press the button on the inside of the zigbee door/window sensor to get the green LED to start flashing.  Does not discover the zigbee device.  I must be doing something wrong

I did not press a button inside the device.  I paired it by selecting Add Device / generic zigbee device.  I then brought the contact sensor within a foot of the Vera Plus box, pulled battery and reinserted it, and then opened and closed the switch several times until Vera recognized it. You have to do this all within the five minute countdown on Vera Plus.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Bojangles on February 23, 2016, 08:55:33 am
I have successfully installed the 2nd generation door/window (contact) sensor that Lowes sells for the IRIS system. At first it wasn't reporting its open/close state, but overnight after a heal, it started to report properly.

Thanks @Bojagles! Is that this one?

http://www.lowes.com/pd_388558-41166-DWS901_1z0v12n__?productId=3735305&Ns=p_product_price|0&pl=1

No, I think that is the 1st generation one and it is proprietary to IRIS. This is the one...

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=690400-41277-3320-L&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=999925302&catalogId=10051&cmRelshp=rel&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: RobertN on February 23, 2016, 10:27:37 am
Yes - that is the one I am trying to include as well. I tried it this morning as you prescribed but still no luck. When I try to add the device, the spinner comes on and then after a few minutes it goes away without adding the device and the options are to exit or retry. I do not get any message from vera like when trying to add a zwave device in blue at the top of the page that it is attempting to add a Node.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: dblackmore on February 23, 2016, 10:53:58 am
Maybe my issue is I'm trying the Iris door/window sensor gen 1
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Bojangles on February 23, 2016, 11:33:44 am
Yes - that is the one I am trying to include as well. I tried it this morning as you prescribed but still no luck. When I try to add the device, the spinner comes on and then after a few minutes it goes away without adding the device and the options are to exit or retry. I do not get any message from vera like when trying to add a zwave device in blue at the top of the page that it is attempting to add a Node.

Make sure you have the 2nd generation device.  I put a link to it in the post above.  It is smaller than the 1st generation sensor.  I would then try to exclude it from Vera.  I believe it goes into exclude mode after the 5 minute inclusion cycle stops. 

If you have the 1st generation sensor, it will not work.  That sensor only works with IRIS.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: br636 on February 23, 2016, 06:39:52 pm
Has anyone got the Commercial Electric Zigbee downlight to work?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-5-and-6-in-Smart-LED-Recessed-Downlight-53166161/206029900
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ChrisK on February 23, 2016, 07:05:22 pm
Bojangles and RobertN, I was able to get my Iris contact sensor paired quite easily.  Getting it working is another matter.  ???  It shows up in my devices and says it is configuring.  I have gone through the process of deleting and adding it back in several times.  Sometimes my browser locks up.  Tried power cycling the Vera a few times. 

I decided the last time it was sitting there configuring I would just let it do whatever it wanted to do.  But wait, it disappeared!  After a while it is back, in red text it says "Waiting for wakeup to configure device."  Then it switches to configuring, then waiting for it to wake up.

I don't know, I would say it is not ready for prime time yet.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: mizzstepwhyte on February 27, 2016, 06:21:22 pm
Reporting back on the GE Link lightbulbs.  No problems with the regular bulbs (A19) but the floodlights lose configuration.  I set the floodlights as a regular bulb since there was no option for the floodlight option.  Wondering if they will have the option eventually but in the meantime I get 'Waiting for wakeup to configure device' after about a hour. 
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: walshchristopherj on February 27, 2016, 11:16:21 pm
Has anyone tried Belkin WeMo light blubs yet?
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Marc Shenker on February 28, 2016, 11:34:05 am
We added this article late last week. We will launch a more detailed page when it is complete but this should help. Note these are devices that have been tested by us. There are others that may work, especially Z-Wave devices but the ones on the this list we are absolute about.

http://support.getvera.com/customer/en/portal/topics/909648-compatibility-/articles
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Aaron on February 28, 2016, 05:04:23 pm
Has anyone got the Commercial Electric Zigbee downlight to work?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-5-and-6-in-Smart-LED-Recessed-Downlight-53166161/206029900

Is this light works 100% with Vera Plus I would buy a Vera Plus... I have $1000 worth of these lights in my house running on Wink - would love to kick Wink to the curb.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Dav3m on February 28, 2016, 06:19:27 pm
I tried to connect the Keen home smart vents, device paired but wasn't configured by the VeraPlus, support were able to get it working as a one off, an attempt to add the other 6 produces the same pairing but not configured, waiting to hear back on what I can do to assist to get the others working and be added to the list - I'm sure support are busy with the launch, it would be good to get better updates on where they are with a ticket and what work was performed.

more discussion on the smartvents here - http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,30285.msg267482.html#msg267482

I also tried the Iris gen2 smart button - Model #:3460-L, but same issue, pairs but is not configured in the GUI.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: zarthan on February 28, 2016, 06:21:44 pm

http://support.getvera.com/customer/en/portal/topics/909648-compatibility-/articles

@Marc
I get a broken link
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: BOFH on February 28, 2016, 07:06:24 pm
Working fine for me earlier and just now. Any chance it could be your browser?
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: sbidwell on February 28, 2016, 09:29:46 pm
Anyone tried the LeakSMART water control valve? I had this device working with my Wink hub and the Wink Connect plugin on my VeraLite, but it's not being detected by the VeraPlus when adding it as a generic Zigbee device. As a last resort, I tried to add it as a GE Link A19 LED smart bulb and the VeraPlus actually detected it and it looked like it was going to add, but then it proceeds to crash the VeraPlus over and over again until I reset the Zigbee radio on the valve. The only Zigbee devices I have working are the GE Link LED bulbs... I have 9 of them paired and working well.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: BrianLBeaton on February 28, 2016, 09:44:29 pm
Motion sensing functionality for the NYCE Ceiling Motion Sensor Model NCZ-3043 is working with my VeraPlus.  However, temperature and humidity reporting functionality is absent.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: br636 on February 29, 2016, 08:51:01 am
Has anyone got the Commercial Electric Zigbee downlight to work?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-5-and-6-in-Smart-LED-Recessed-Downlight-53166161/206029900

Is this light works 100% with Vera Plus I would buy a Vera Plus... I have $1000 worth of these lights in my house running on Wink - would love to kick Wink to the curb.

I have 13, 6 on one switch and 7 on another but I have not been able to get them to work yet.I did ditch Wink and put these on a Caseta dimmer but I would love to be able to control them individually again.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Timon on February 29, 2016, 10:22:04 am
If I go ahead and get a Plus there is only one Zigbee device I want connect to and that's my electric meter. Any other devices else can come way later. Power usage from the meter, so I don't have to add any sensors inside my panel, it of the highest priority.

It seems that this might to be a Vera piece of code so the power company will allow it to connect.

Anyone know if this has this been done yet?
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: rbakley on February 29, 2016, 08:21:38 pm
Hi Marc,

Thanks for putting this list together.   It will be very helpful.   Just a minor suggestion, the list would be easier to read if there were three columns,  Type, Device, Communication Protocol.

Thanks,

-bob

We added this article late last week. We will launch a more detailed page when it is complete but this should help. Note these are devices that have been tested by us. There are others that may work, especially Z-Wave devices but the ones on the this list we are absolute about.

http://support.getvera.com/customer/en/portal/topics/909648-compatibility-/articles
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: mizzstepwhyte on March 03, 2016, 06:29:49 am
I keep losing the settings from the GE Link lightbulbs now. After a hour or so, I get a Can't Detect Device message.

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Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Marc Shenker on March 03, 2016, 09:38:29 am
Hi Marc,

Thanks for putting this list together.   It will be very helpful.   Just a minor suggestion, the list would be easier to read if there were three columns,  Type, Device, Communication Protocol.

Thanks,

-bob

We added this article late last week. We will launch a more detailed page when it is complete but this should help. Note these are devices that have been tested by us. There are others that may work, especially Z-Wave devices but the ones on the this list we are absolute about.

http://support.getvera.com/customer/en/portal/topics/909648-compatibility-/articles

Hi Bob, a more user friendly version is coming with much more information. It is still under development, once all of the data is populated we will post the link at getvera.com.

mizzstepwhyte, it is important to keep in mind that the ZigBee network is independent from the Z-Wave network, so distance can become an issue. ZigBee is in the 2.4Mhz band which is very crowded. There are a number of apps that allow you to look at the 2.4Mhz spectrum in your home to see if something is operating on the same channel. You can see the channel that the VeraPlus is on in Settings-->ZigBee and you can look and see in your router's settings what channel is it on, you can change both so they don't step on each other.

I btw am using two of the GE bulbs in my office with no issues.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: svaleb on March 03, 2016, 10:49:10 am
Hello  Marc
As fare as I know there are still problems with Aeon 4in1 and Domitech bulbs.
4in1 is not configuring.
Domitech bulbs are turning on at night, and sometimes at reload.
Regards CE
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Newzwaver on March 07, 2016, 01:17:31 pm
Lowes Door/Window Sensor - I purchased two late last year and just tried to pair them with my Vera Plus.  NO Luck, it detects the device. I even had the opportunity to name it, however not luck.  It fails to setup, I noticed that it flashed in blue across the top of the screen "Device failed to configure".  Is this impossible to detect?  Will I W/O those sensors any ideas? 
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ChrisK on March 07, 2016, 03:20:06 pm
The Iris Door/Windows sensor is a proprietary implementation of ZigBee.  These will only work with the Lowe's early hub.  The newer Iris Contact sensor is ZigBee HA 1.2.  I have one of these and it will pair.  It does not report temperature or battery condition though.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Marc Shenker on March 08, 2016, 11:12:14 am
So, ZigBee from the perspective of what is under the hood is very different from Z-Wave. Z-Wave insists on inter compatibility and sharing the information necessary for devices that don't conform exactly to the devices classes. ZigBee makes no claim to universal compatibility, you are limited to first the devices that can be universal and then each one needs essentially its own driver in order to work within our platform. So with simple Z-Wave devices they will usually work with no work on our part; with ZigBee, we have to do something for every device that we want to add to the platform. You can't really just pick a device and add it and expect it to work unless it is on the compatibility list.

Here is the link to the new device compatibility portal.
http://getvera.com/compatibility/
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: dblackmore on March 08, 2016, 12:07:43 pm
Quote
Here is the link to the new device compatibility portal.
http://getvera.com/compatibility/

Does Vera have stock in Aeotec?
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: pipetman on March 08, 2016, 01:57:57 pm
I was having some bizarre results with Sylvania Osram Lightify bulbs from Lowes. (http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&langId=-1&productId=999910805&partNumber=751721-3-73893&storeId=10151 (http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&langId=-1&productId=999910805&partNumber=751721-3-73893&storeId=10151)) Out of the 3 bulbs I have, the first one paired fine with VeraPlus. While I picked Osram Sylvania LED11BR30/DIM/IQ/827 in the list, at the pairing it showed up as an independent/generic Zigbee bulb but the on/off/dimming all worked as it should be right off the bat. However the other 2 bulbs, even after several reset/re-pairing, both failed paring/configuration initially and showed up as plugin control. However somehow VeraPlus figure out the configuration overnight and the next morning the bulbs became functional. So I guess for those who got the same issue with GE Link bulbs, maybe it's a good idea to be patient and wait o/n.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: deejc on March 08, 2016, 03:23:06 pm
Marc, That list shows the netatmo thermostat and weather station as supported (I know it's not zigbee and off topic) but every time I select "add the Thermo or weather station from the add new devices button on my plus nothing happens and when I contacted support they told me I had to use the third party netatmo plugin which also does not support the Thermo as I understand


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Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Slartibartfast on March 08, 2016, 03:26:55 pm
Quote
Here is the link to the new device compatibility portal.
http://getvera.com/compatibility/

Does Vera have stock in Aeotec?
Aeotec probably gave them a pile of kit for free to test and get working. Good, forward looking sales technique.
At least, that's what I would do if I sold this type of kit.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Marc Shenker on March 08, 2016, 03:57:00 pm
Quote
Here is the link to the new device compatibility portal.
http://getvera.com/compatibility/

Does Vera have stock in Aeotec?

Not that anyone has told me but we do work closely with them. We have great relationship with them, they make great stuff, they give us what we need and have people in place that we can work with to get to the bottom of an issue. Not all of the vendors that work with Vera are as easy to work with.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Marc Shenker on March 08, 2016, 03:59:38 pm
I was having some bizarre results with Sylvania Osram Lightify bulbs from Lowes. (http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&langId=-1&productId=999910805&partNumber=751721-3-73893&storeId=10151 (http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&langId=-1&productId=999910805&partNumber=751721-3-73893&storeId=10151)) Out of the 3 bulbs I have, the first one paired fine with VeraPlus. While I picked Osram Sylvania LED11BR30/DIM/IQ/827 in the list, at the pairing it showed up as an independent/generic Zigbee bulb but the on/off/dimming all worked as it should be right off the bat. However the other 2 bulbs, even after several reset/re-pairing, both failed paring/configuration initially and showed up as plugin control. However somehow VeraPlus figure out the configuration overnight and the next morning the bulbs became functional. So I guess for those who got the same issue with GE Link bulbs, maybe it's a good idea to be patient and wait o/n.

I had a similar issue with GE. Give it some time. There is a lot going on that you can't see under the hood. If you continue to have problems email Customer Care, enable remote access and include the code in the email and feel free to CC me.

support@getvera.com
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: mizzstepwhyte on March 08, 2016, 04:11:36 pm
Hello  Marc
As fare as I know there are still problems with Aeon 4in1 and Domitech bulbs.
4in1 is not configuring.
Domitech bulbs are turning on at night, and sometimes at reload.
Regards CE
My Aeon 4 in 1 isn't working as well. Hoping for a resolution.

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Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Marc Shenker on March 08, 2016, 05:01:39 pm
Hello  Marc
As fare as I know there are still problems with Aeon 4in1 and Domitech bulbs.
4in1 is not configuring.
Domitech bulbs are turning on at night, and sometimes at reload.
Regards CE
My Aeon 4 in 1 isn't working as well. Hoping for a resolution.

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If you have a USB power supply you can spare, try plugging the sensor in and see how it works if that is an option with it.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Marc Shenker on March 08, 2016, 05:03:28 pm
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Here is the link to the new device compatibility portal.
http://getvera.com/compatibility/

Does Vera have stock in Aeotec?
Aeotec probably gave them a pile of kit for free to test and get working. Good, forward looking sales technique.
At least, that's what I would do if I sold this type of kit.

That's exactly right. They send a couple of samples to our engineering team and we do the same. We've send them a few controllers so they can do testing as well.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Slartibartfast on March 08, 2016, 05:24:52 pm
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Here is the link to the new device compatibility portal.
http://getvera.com/compatibility/

Does Vera have stock in Aeotec?
Aeotec probably gave them a pile of kit for free to test and get working. Good, forward looking sales technique.
At least, that's what I would do if I sold this type of kit.

That's exactly right. They send a couple of samples to our engineering team and we do the same. We've send them a few controllers so they can do testing as well.
Now if only the other manufacturers would do the same.  8)
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: BrianLBeaton on March 09, 2016, 07:06:53 pm
Tilt sensing functionality for the NYCE Garage Door (Tilt) Sensor Model NCZ-3014 is working with my VeraPlus.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ChrisK on March 11, 2016, 01:26:03 pm
So, ZigBee from the perspective of what is under the hood is very different from Z-Wave. Z-Wave insists on inter compatibility and sharing the information necessary for devices that don't conform exactly to the devices classes. ZigBee makes no claim to universal compatibility, you are limited to first the devices that can be universal and then each one needs essentially its own driver in order to work within our platform. So with simple Z-Wave devices they will usually work with no work on our part; with ZigBee, we have to do something for every device that we want to add to the platform. You can't really just pick a device and add it and expect it to work unless it is on the compatibility list.

Here is the link to the new device compatibility portal.
http://getvera.com/compatibility/

Hi Marc,  I appreciate your posts on the forum.  Please help me understand ZigBee and Vera Plus a little better.  I have an Iris Contact Sensor.  It is labeled as a ZigBee HA 1.2 compatible device.  Even thought it is not on Vera's compatible list, shouldn't it in theory work at least as a generic device?

Is Vera Plus fully HA 1.2 compatible?  I thought the whole point of having a standard and adhering to it was interoperability.

Thanks,
Chris
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Z-Waver on March 12, 2016, 09:10:33 am
@ChrisK - It doesn't work that way with Zigbee, no matter how much you may like it it. As Marc said

 
with ZigBee, we have to do something for every device that we want to add to the platform. You can't really just pick a device and add it and expect it to work unless it is on the compatibility list.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ChrisK on March 12, 2016, 11:08:55 am
@Z-Waver, thanks, but I still don't understand what the point of having a standard is if every device is unique.  I am not trying to be difficult and want something that cannot be, I just want to understand it. 

On the Vera Plus, there is an option to pair a generic ZigBee device.  I don't know what it could be used for if only specified devices can be paired.  I would think a contact sensor, dimmer or an appliance on/off module would be generic devices and they should work.

I paired my Iris Contact Sensor once.  On the Vera Plus it recognized it as a CentraLite 3320-L.  It did take several tries to pair it, but it worked for days when it finally did. Then it showed up as device not detected.  Now I have not been able to pair it again.  It suggests to me that is a Vera Plus issue.  Maybe new code can resolve this, I don't know.

So, is Vera Plus with its current version of UI7 fully compliant with HA 1.2, or is it a work in progress? 
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: JasonJoel on March 12, 2016, 06:12:39 pm
You do understand it. Zigbee is just a crappy standard that was not very well thought out in terms of device capability and communication definition.

That's the end of it. Good protocol, poorly defined standard which led to 'custom' device definitions and now have to be added and tested one at a time.

We don't have to like it, but we do have to accept it because it is reality.

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Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ChrisK on March 12, 2016, 07:56:55 pm
@JasonJoel, thank you for your reply.  What a disappointment.  ZigBee is the main reason I bought the Vera Plus.  I have spent a lot of time today reading about ZigBee.  So much potential...  It is a shame.  I wish I knew this before I bought the Plus.  Aaron was right.


Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Marc Shenker on March 14, 2016, 11:12:51 am
Chris, all things have their place. Zigbee is working towards the kind of inter-compatibility that Z-Wave is know for.

We will continue to add more devices as time goes on. Some devices may work when added via the Generic Device wizard. If you don't want to risk it stick, to the devices on the compatibility list. 

Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Timon on March 14, 2016, 12:07:17 pm
I ask Micasaverde about interfacing to electric meters with the VeraPlus. Their answer show just how screwed Zigbee is. If it was properly done not of this would matter.

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Our platform has a Zigbee Ha 1.2 integration but not an SEP integration at
this time. Our experience is that, in fact, the smart meter manufacturers
have used various "proprietary" variants of the SEP profile and there is
not a common interoperability. If there is a large scale opportunity, we
could surely work with a particular utility and smart meter to do the
integration development.

I can't find the email but one other thing they said was that you can't run HA 1.2 and SEP on the same Zigbee radio so two different radios would be required.

Zigbee is such a MESS!!!

Guess I'll have to get a Rainforest gateway.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ChrisK on March 14, 2016, 01:33:30 pm
Chris, all things have their place. Zigbee is working towards the kind of inter-compatibility that Z-Wave is know for.

We will continue to add more devices as time goes on. Some devices may work when added via the Generic Device wizard. If you don't want to risk it stick, to the devices on the compatibility list.
Thanks Marc.  I think I bought my ZigBee device before the current compatibility list was published.  My bad to assume things would work like that.  I don't imagine you can tell us what kind of time frame before an update comes out that can expand the list? 
   
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ChrisK on March 14, 2016, 09:49:03 pm
I am not giving up on Vera yet, but in the past half hour I have installed a SmartThings hub.  I need to know how ZigBee is supposed to work.  Set up was very easy.  My Iris Contact Sensor paired in no time.  The temperature and battery condition are there.  Easy peazy. Cool!  I cannot wait to get some Cree ZigBee light bulbs. 

Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Marc Shenker on March 16, 2016, 01:21:02 pm
I am not giving up on Vera yet, but in the past half hour I have installed a SmartThings hub.  I need to know how ZigBee is supposed to work.  Set up was very easy.  My Iris Contact Sensor paired in no time.  The temperature and battery condition are there.  Easy peazy. Cool!  I cannot wait to get some Cree ZigBee light bulbs.

We are continuing to evaluate and ZigBee devices. We are evaluating what devices users are asking for and it is not lost on us the benefit of being able to go to a store like Lowes or Home Depot and being able to walk in and buy it.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Dav3m on March 16, 2016, 03:22:06 pm
Thanks Marc - Is there something that we can do to help - harvest what these devices report out as or with testing to help you accelerate? In my case with the Keen Smartvents, the support team was able to get one device working, but when I asked how I add the remaining 6 smart vents I have, I was told they weren't compatible and would be put on the list for future support.

Maybe all we can do as a community would be to help vote for priority via a crowdsourced list and be early adopters as alpha & beta support becomes available. Let us know how we can be a force multiplier for you.

Dave M.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Marc Shenker on March 17, 2016, 10:45:38 am
Thanks Marc - Is there something that we can do to help - harvest what these devices report out as or with testing to help you accelerate? In my case with the Keen Smartvents, the support team was able to get one device working, but when I asked how I add the remaining 6 smart vents I have, I was told they weren't compatible and would be put on the list for future support.

Maybe all we can do as a community would be to help vote for priority via a crowdsourced list and be early adopters as alpha & beta support becomes available. Let us know how we can be a force multiplier for you.

Dave M.

Dave, that is an interesting idea. I'll bring it up in our team meeting tomorrow. The other thing you could do is put pressure on the manufacturer that you want to integrated on to the platform that Vera should be a priority to them, that will allow for a better dialogue between us. Integration of devices works best when we work closely together.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: dannlh on April 01, 2016, 03:27:16 pm
I second Dave's suggestion. I would like these contact sensors to work as well. Especially since they're $11 each.

Dan
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Wekurtz74 on April 06, 2016, 01:19:14 pm
Has anyone got the Commercial Electric Zigbee downlight to work?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-5-and-6-in-Smart-LED-Recessed-Downlight-53166161/206029900

Is this light works 100% with Vera Plus I would buy a Vera Plus... I have $1000 worth of these lights in my house running on Wink - would love to kick Wink to the curb.

I have 13, 6 on one switch and 7 on another but I have not been able to get them to work yet.I did ditch Wink and put these on a Caseta dimmer but I would love to be able to control them individually again.

Any further progress update on these?  Just curious.  Thanks
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ChrisK on April 07, 2016, 01:39:35 pm
Me too!
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: br636 on April 07, 2016, 07:55:27 pm
Has anyone got the Commercial Electric Zigbee downlight to work?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-5-and-6-in-Smart-LED-Recessed-Downlight-53166161/206029900

Is this light works 100% with Vera Plus I would buy a Vera Plus... I have $1000 worth of these lights in my house running on Wink - would love to kick Wink to the curb.

I have 13, 6 on one switch and 7 on another but I have not been able to get them to work yet.I did ditch Wink and put these on a Caseta dimmer but I would love to be able to control them individually again.

Any further progress update on these?  Just curious.  Thanks

I was never able to get mine to work. I did receive feedback that they would look into adding them but there have been no updates since.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Aaron on April 08, 2016, 12:05:55 am
Thanks Marc - Is there something that we can do to help - harvest what these devices report out as or with testing to help you accelerate? In my case with the Keen Smartvents, the support team was able to get one device working, but when I asked how I add the remaining 6 smart vents I have, I was told they weren't compatible and would be put on the list for future support.

Maybe all we can do as a community would be to help vote for priority via a crowdsourced list and be early adopters as alpha & beta support becomes available. Let us know how we can be a force multiplier for you.

Dave M.

Dave, that is an interesting idea. I'll bring it up in our team meeting tomorrow. The other thing you could do is put pressure on the manufacturer that you want to integrated on to the platform that Vera should be a priority to them, that will allow for a better dialogue between us. Integration of devices works best when we work closely together.
Would be nice to see a compatibility road map... So we know what is being worked on. I suspect some people are waiting for specific devices to work with V+ before we consider purchasing.
With the rash of users being vocal about moving to other platforms of hope you would want to try to stop losing some of the best supporters
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ChrisK on April 08, 2016, 12:31:28 pm
I am on the fence on how much more time I will wait for Vera to get their act together.  My Vera Lite controls my Z-Wave devices, while my Plus has a couple of devices in test mode.

Not wanting to wait forever, I started looking at the competition, I tried out a Wink hub.  It was disappointing, and I returned it.  I wouldn?t rule them out in the future, but for now they have more work to do.

I also purchased a SmartThings hub.  It has its issues, but there are some things that I really like about it.  They sell an Arduino shield with a ZigBee radio.  I picked up one of these things for $35.  It is really cool!  If you are into Arduinos like I am, there are so many possibilities!  I have also connected an XBee to the SmartThings hub.  It doesn?t do anything yet, but it proved to me that I could do it.

My main complaint about SmartThings is their dependency on the Cloud.  However, with a bit of work you can do thing locally.  Then again, my Plus also has some cloud dependencies.  So here I am, do I spend my efforts on the SmartThing where I have a lot of work to do, or wait for Vera?  I am really losing my patience with Vera. 
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Wekurtz74 on April 11, 2016, 04:08:39 pm
Has anyone got the Commercial Electric Zigbee downlight to work?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-5-and-6-in-Smart-LED-Recessed-Downlight-53166161/206029900

Is this light works 100% with Vera Plus I would buy a Vera Plus... I have $1000 worth of these lights in my house running on Wink - would love to kick Wink to the curb.

I have 13, 6 on one switch and 7 on another but I have not been able to get them to work yet.I did ditch Wink and put these on a Caseta dimmer but I would love to be able to control them individually again.

Any further progress update on these?  Just curious.  Thanks

I was never able to get mine to work. I did receive feedback that they would look into adding them but there have been no updates since.
I skipped the commercial electric device and tried the GE link Br30 zigbee bulb.   It performs like the other GE link bulbs.   In case anyone had concerns about it being recognized.   I only have purchased one since it is for s special purpose location. 

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Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: dubbedout on April 11, 2016, 11:30:17 pm
Has anyone with GE Link bulbs had any issues with them being unpaired with the VeraPlus?  I have a bunch currently connected to my Wink hub and randomly I have to reconnect 1-2 bulbs, sometimes more, every month.  Just curious if this was a Wink hub issues or GE Link issue.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: BrianLBeaton on April 12, 2016, 04:47:52 am
Has anyone with GE Link bulbs had any issues with them being unpaired with the VeraPlus?  I have a bunch currently connected to my Wink hub and randomly I have to reconnect 1-2 bulbs, sometimes more, every month.  Just curious if this was a Wink hub issues or GE Link issue.

I had similar problems about two weeks ago with five GE Link bulbs directly paired with my VeraPlus.  I learned that the GE Link bulbs are easy to unpair as described below.  I moved all five GE Link bulbs to lamps that are always powered.  I use a MiniMote to turn them on, dim them, and turn them off.  I have not had any problems since I adopted this approach.
 
"To unpair a GE Link bulb, start with your GE Link bulb turned on. Then turn off the light and wait 3 seconds. Turn on the light and wait 3 seconds. Repeat turning the light off and on (approximately 5 times) until the bulb flashes once. As soon as the bulb dims and goes back to full brightness it has been reset."

NOTE: I observed that the unpairing can occur much sooner than 5 off-on cycles.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: dubbedout on April 12, 2016, 01:51:28 pm
I had similar problems about two weeks ago with five GE Link bulbs directly paired with my VeraPlus.  I learned that the GE Link bulbs are easy to unpair as described below.  I moved all five GE Link bulbs to lamps that are always powered.  I use a MiniMote to turn them on, dim them, and turn them off.  I have not had any problems since I adopted this approach.
 
"To unpair a GE Link bulb, start with your GE Link bulb turned on. Then turn off the light and wait 3 seconds. Turn on the light and wait 3 seconds. Repeat turning the light off and on (approximately 5 times) until the bulb flashes once. As soon as the bulb dims and goes back to full brightness it has been reset."

NOTE: I observed that the unpairing can occur much sooner than 5 off-on cycles.
Oh yes, I am very familiar with resetting the GE Link bulbs, I just had to do it yesterday for my front porch light.  All of my fixtures with GE Link bulbs are always on, it seems to happen randomly.  Sometimes it will be just 1 bulb loses connection in a fixture of 3, if it happens on multiple hubs then it's probably the bulbs.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: BrianLBeaton on April 12, 2016, 03:02:28 pm
My bulbs are within 20 feet direct line of sight of my VeraPlus and work without any issues.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: bcc9 on April 28, 2016, 08:55:33 pm
Tried to Pair a Philips Hue White Single bulb.   This is a simple controllable bulb, no color change capability.

" Tried to Pair using a Generic Zigbee.   Bulb was "discovered" but could not be configured.
Has this been fixed with current versions of philips hue?  People on the smartthings forum claim that philips hue pairs fine as a zigbee ZHA device.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: torrid on May 12, 2016, 08:30:13 pm
Wanted to say I got my Vera Plus working with the NYCE ZigBee door hinge sensors.  The NYCE part number is NCZ-3010-HA.  This is the ZigBee HA-1.2 compliant version.  I think you want to avoid the C4 version, which is only for Control4.  I actually bought mine off the shelf at Lowe's. They say "#752888 works with IRIS" on them.

It was not explicitly listed under Add Device, so I had to add it as a Generic ZigBee Device.  Two out of three I got going with little trouble.  It figured out they were door sensors and was able to display advanced configuration options.  I very quickly got these operational.

The third device was finicky.  It was able to pair it, and it showed up as a door sensor.  However I could not arm it, and there were no configuration options.  After playing with it a while, suddenly it was fully functional.

In short, these devices are not officially supported but appear to operate with the system.  There may be some quirks when initially setting them up, so YMMV.

One thing to note.  You may need to bend the contact tab slightly with a screwdriver so that it makes contact when the door is closed.  I'm still putting my system together, so I can't say much about reliability or continued use.  I'll report back once I have everything operating and I've used it for a while.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: torrid on May 19, 2016, 07:03:58 pm
Tilt sensing functionality for the NYCE Garage Door (Tilt) Sensor Model NCZ-3014 is working with my VeraPlus.

Wanted to say I got my Vera Plus working with the NYCE ZigBee door hinge sensors.  The NYCE part number is NCZ-3010-HA.  This is the ZigBee HA-1.2 compliant version.  I think you want to avoid the C4 version, which is only for Control4.  I actually bought mine off the shelf at Lowe's. They say "#752888 works with IRIS" on them.

It was not explicitly listed under Add Device, so I had to add it as a Generic ZigBee Device.  Two out of three I got going with little trouble.  It figured out they were door sensors and was able to display advanced configuration options.  I very quickly got these operational.

The third device was finicky.  It was able to pair it, and it showed up as a door sensor.  However I could not arm it, and there were no configuration options.  After playing with it a while, suddenly it was fully functional.

In short, these devices are not officially supported but appear to operate with the system.  There may be some quirks when initially setting them up, so YMMV.

One thing to note.  You may need to bend the contact tab slightly with a screwdriver so that it makes contact when the door is closed.  I'm still putting my system together, so I can't say much about reliability or continued use.  I'll report back once I have everything operating and I've used it for a while.

I have the NYCE tilt sensor going, too.  Again, I bought the Iris version off the shelf at Lowe's.  One thing I notice with both the garage tilt sensor and the door hinge sensor.  Both paired with the Vera Plus quite easily.  However, both devices did not immediately give me an option to arm/disarm them under Devices.  The option magically appeared several minutes later.  Maye the system had to download something, or it just took a while to completely configure.  I don't know.

An update on the hinge sensors.  I have them installed on all the doors of my house know.  In each case, it took quite a bit of adjustment for the sensor tab to make contact when the door closes.  I do not know if this is an "adjust once and forget it" issue, or if I will have to continuously have to re-adjust them.  Only time will tell.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: torrid on July 09, 2016, 07:03:06 pm
Further update.

I've found the NYCE door hinge sensors to be too much trouble.  I guess I have too much gap between my doors and the door frame, and I was constantly having to re-adjust the tab to keep from getting false alarms.  Not the sort of reliability you want for a door sensor, so I removed them.

In their place, I am using the Iris magnetic contact sensors from Lowe's.  They are only $20.  They too are ZigBee HA1.2 compliant, and they do work with the system.  However, again getting them configured with the system seems to be a little bit of work.  They will pair right away, and the Vera Plus will start "configuring".  However, it never seems to finish configuring.  After a few attempts at re-pairing and rebooting the Vera Plus, suddenly they are working.

So yes, the work with the Vera Plus.  I just don't know the secret combination to getting a clean pairing and configuration.  I've got three set up now, about to start the fourth.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ChrisK on July 10, 2016, 02:40:13 pm

In their place, I am using the Iris magnetic contact sensors from Lowe's.  They are only $20.  They too are ZigBee HA1.2 compliant, and they do work with the system.  However, again getting them configured with the system seems to be a little bit of work.  They will pair right away, and the Vera Plus will start "configuring".  However, it never seems to finish configuring.  After a few attempts at re-pairing and rebooting the Vera Plus, suddenly they are working.

So yes, the work with the Vera Plus.  I just don't know the secret combination to getting a clean pairing and configuration.  I've got three set up now, about to start the fourth.

When you got the contact sensor paired, does it report battery level and temperature?

Mine would pair with the original firmware.  I took forever to configure, but did not report temperature or battery condition. After maybe a day, the device could not be detected.

On the latest firmware, it would pair but it didn't configure.  I had already wasted way too much time on this so I didn't spend much more.  Back to my Smartthings hub, it pairs and configures in seconds.  It also reports battery level and temperature.  Vera needs to do more work on this before I will use it.

Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: RobertN on July 11, 2016, 05:25:36 pm
Why the heck is it such a challenge to add ZigBee devices to Vera Plus? It is not like I am adding anything new that my Vera Plus is alien too, they are the same devices that have been set-up and working just fine. But it seems the biggest challenge with Vera Plus and ZigBee is the inclusion process. It is a touch and go thing. Sometimes randomly they get included and work and sometimes it needs an act of God to have the devices included. Come on MCV give us some answers here, please! I have the following working (iris contact sensor, ST water leak) and trying to add more but it just wouldn't include. I have spent days on this and it is driving me crazy...
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: kigmatzomat on July 25, 2016, 12:00:12 am
It is going to take several years before the Zigbee manufacturers stop futzing with the Zigbee HA profiles and/or the profiles become feature-rich enough to not need futzing with so that zigbee devices "just work."  Zigbee is the ideal tech to use if a manufacturer wants a walled garden without starting from scratch. There are no real teeth on zigbee compatibility as far as I know. Zwave, however, has required compliance testing.

I am going to repost from Amazon's home automation guide to show this isn't just my opinion or that I am willing for Vera:

...the ZigBee Certified mark by itself is not enough to ensure interoperability. In most cases, you will need to purchase all your ZigBee home control products from the same brand, because each manufacturer is free to implement ZigBee in its own proprietary way.

Link:
Amazon.com Home Automation: Communication Protocols Guide (https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=s9_acss_bw_fb_HomeAuto_b2?_encoding=UTF8&node=10533375011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=ZPZSD083WPN7W9Q37SM2&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=2211700102&pf_rd_i=6962852011)
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: rafale77 on July 25, 2016, 01:14:47 am
A few comments here. The VeraPlus firmware was definitely buggy on the Zigbee side not allowing "unknown" zigbee devices to pair without crashing the Luup engine. This seems to have been fixed in the last firmware. (One fix but 2 new things broke but that's a different topic).
The other thing to note about zigbee is that although it is thoroughly embraced by Samsung ST, it is inherently a very poor choice of network for home automation and it is indeed really tailored for proprietary applications with customizations: (The Philips hue, plant link hub, Keen hub, Roomba remotes (Xbee), Ecobee remote sensors (even more proprietary but zigbee based)... to name a few)
It was another weakness which is that it runs at 2.4GHz which:
1. Has a poor range compared to Zwave at the same RF power.
2. It operates in a super cluttered spectrum (Microwave oven, Wifi, Bluetooth, Sonosnet, wireless phones, baby monitor etc...)
3. It offers only 4 channels to pick from with 3 of them right in the middle of the wifi spectrum... have fun finding a channel that works reliably if you have multiple zigbee networks like I do.
All this limits the range even more with the insane amount of noise you can get.

Overall a very HA unfriendly solution besides just the fact that the HA profile is just not up to par with zwave.
Title: Introducing some ZigBee bulbs and ZigBee Range
Post by: thecodas on July 25, 2016, 11:31:35 am
I 'd like to add a couple of ZigBee GE bulbs to my Vera Controller empire. The bulbs are old style pull chord switches in our laundry room in the basement. The good news is they would only be about open air feet from my VeraPlus.

Any advice on ZigBee introduction?

Also, the other logical place for some ZigBee bulbs, is not so close to the VeraPlus. In fact it is in a kid's bathroom two stories up [but almost directly overhead] the controller.

Can I include bulbs and them move them around?

Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Aaron on July 28, 2016, 12:35:26 am
We are continuing to evaluate and ZigBee devices. We are evaluating what devices users are asking for and it is not lost on us the benefit of being able to go to a store like Lowes or Home Depot and being able to walk in and buy it.

Marc,
When is the Commercial Electric Smart LED (Zigbee) going to be supported? Even Wink, which sux, supports it. I gave in and bought a VeraPlus and would love to get rid of my Wink hub.

Even if you have a beta version of the files, I'll try them.

thanks!
Aaron

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-5-and-6-in-Smart-LED-Recessed-Downlight-53166161/206029900
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: torrid on August 07, 2016, 05:41:00 pm
When you got the contact sensor paired, does it report battery level and temperature?

Mine would pair with the original firmware.  I took forever to configure, but did not report temperature or battery condition. After maybe a day, the device could not be detected.

On the latest firmware, it would pair but it didn't configure.  I had already wasted way too much time on this so I didn't spend much more.  Back to my Smartthings hub, it pairs and configures in seconds.  It also reports battery level and temperature.  Vera needs to do more work on this before I will use it.

No, it does not give me the battery level or temperature.  I think the main advantages of these sensors are they are only twenty bucks and conveniently available at Lowe's.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Marc Shenker on August 09, 2016, 10:45:16 am
Quote
Here is the link to the new device compatibility portal.
http://getvera.com/compatibility/

Does Vera have stock in Aeotec?

Nope, but we do have a great working relationship with them. They make sure that we have samples of their devices for testing and we do the same for them. Our teams are well acquainted with each other and work together to make sure that their devices work properly on our platform. We wish more vendors were as wasy to work with as they are.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Aaron on August 09, 2016, 11:09:07 am
@Marc Shenker

?

We are continuing to evaluate and ZigBee devices. We are evaluating what devices users are asking for and it is not lost on us the benefit of being able to go to a store like Lowes or Home Depot and being able to walk in and buy it.

Marc,
When is the Commercial Electric Smart LED (Zigbee) going to be supported? Even Wink, which sux, supports it. I gave in and bought a VeraPlus and would love to get rid of my Wink hub.

Even if you have a beta version of the files, I'll try them.

thanks!
Aaron

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-5-and-6-in-Smart-LED-Recessed-Downlight-53166161/206029900
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ChrisK on August 10, 2016, 01:04:51 pm
I am not giving up on Vera yet, but in the past half hour I have installed a SmartThings hub.  I need to know how ZigBee is supposed to work.  Set up was very easy.  My Iris Contact Sensor paired in no time.  The temperature and battery condition are there.  Easy peazy. Cool!  I cannot wait to get some Cree ZigBee light bulbs.

We are continuing to evaluate and ZigBee devices. We are evaluating what devices users are asking for and it is not lost on us the benefit of being able to go to a store like Lowes or Home Depot and being able to walk in and buy it.

It has been nearly 5 months since this post.  Still, the neither the popular Iris Contact Sensor or the Cree ZigBee light are supported.  It may be that the benefit of adding these devices is not lost on Vera, but actions say it all.  The excuse that it is hard and takes more effort to add ZigBee than Z-Wave devices is a lame excuse.  Engineers do hard things, that is what they do.  The talent is out there.  For what ever reason, Vera is obviously not interested in getting the job done.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: RobertN on August 10, 2016, 02:57:13 pm
Agree with ChrisK. I too have waited patiently for these devices to work. It is so random - I have paired a few IRIS contact and motion sensors and they work fine but pairing additional units of the same kind/make and model requires an act of God. And I am not sure why this is so difficult to troubleshoot. I worked with the vera engineers a few times and they came up with nothing as well. I am so about to give up on VeraPlus Zigbee capabilities - it has been a waste of my time and money to invest in these.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Jamr on August 10, 2016, 09:02:21 pm
Anyone else tried the Lowes Iris Keypad yet?
http://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-White-Security-Alarm-Keypad-Works-with-Iris/999925326

I think they are putting out a new version here.
http://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-Smart-Keypad-Works-with-Iris/3735311
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ChrisK on August 14, 2016, 03:14:35 pm
@Jamr, based on my experience with Vera and ZigBee, I would say it is highly unlikely this would work with Vera.  Even if it did, have you read the reviews of this device on Lowe's website?
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Aaron on August 14, 2016, 06:38:12 pm
Quote
Here is the link to the new device compatibility portal.
http://getvera.com/compatibility/

Does Vera have stock in Aeotec?

Nope, but we do have a great working relationship with them. They make sure that we have samples of their devices for testing and we do the same for them. Our teams are well acquainted with each other and work together to make sure that their devices work properly on our platform. We wish more vendors were as wasy to work with as they are.

@Marc Shenker
I wish you and Vera would answer questions that need answering instead softball BS like the above which brings no value to the user base.

How about telling us when the devices we are asking about will be supported?

Yeah I get it... you guys are still trying to make UI7 work properly, yeah, it still sux and maybe your trying to stop the exodus of users by making UI7 work... Sure, OK. But we are still asking the questions and getting no answers from you and that is making users just as pissed.



Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: JasonJoel on August 14, 2016, 08:24:27 pm
Yeah... Insulting them is definitely the best way to get them to answer you. Lol. (That was sarcasm for the uninitiated)

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: BOFH on August 14, 2016, 10:09:35 pm
And you are wondering why getvera has gotten mostly silent in here?
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Aaron on August 15, 2016, 09:03:13 am
And you are wondering why getvera has gotten mostly silent in here?
Vera was silent far before people got upset... It is a large reason why people became upset.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ChrisK on August 15, 2016, 02:02:18 pm
But what can they say, "soon, right around the corner, around the end of the month, we are working on some really exciting things?"  For me the only thing that matters are results.  The results tell me they are not concerned about a happy customer base.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: hax0rmort on August 21, 2016, 03:29:24 pm
And you are wondering why getvera has gotten mostly silent in here?
Vera was silent far before people got upset... It is a large reason why people became upset.
I, unfortunately, have to agree with the current sentiment here.   I bought into "Vera".  It sounded like the only option for me when I purchased My Vera Lite several years ago.   It was the only controller I could afford that did the things some of the more expensive ones could do through scripting or plugin apps from the community.  WITH NO MONTHLY CHARGE.

Some of you may call me a fool for what I'm about to say, lol.  I already gave Vera my credit card and signed up for the Advanced Camera Management, which so far is absolutely nothing that I'm paying 2.99/month for.   I can't see even the value in getting 50% off during this rollout.  It should be at a minimum free, probably more so asking for volunteers.     Why are we paying already for a service that isn't even birthed yet?   I know, I'm the one who put those credit card numbers in and hit submit.  I'm the fool, currently.  Unless Vera steps up and wipes the egg from my face.

Upgrading to a Plus was a NO-BRAINER.  Especially with all the penny and clearance zigbee, bluetooth and wifi stuff home automation stuff i've been picking up at home depot and lowe's since January.  You don't even want to know how many different types of consumer zigbee products completely baffles and reboot loops the vera plus' zigbee interface.   I've spoken about this before and shared with Vera somewhat, of my findings.   I have sure-fire ways to jam up and overtake a Vera Plus box, even if it isn't paired with a device previously, at all, fresh from wipe.  (it does not graciously accept interference on the zigbee bands, is what I'm saying)

I've reached out to Vera countless times now.  I used to log and file and comment on each ticket I submitted.  I tried working with people there at tech.  I wanted to be friendly.  I tried to be friendly.   Months and months and months, have gone by and I have yet to resolve a single issue I've asked for help with.   It's been A-Z, can't log into my account because of a firmware update, to asking about/requesting support for zigbee/bluetooth devices, to troubleshooting the interference issue, to constant LUUP rebooting, to this to that, i can go on.   I can zip that all up in a grand support ticket and maybe someone with a month or two at Vera can take a look at it. 

Seriously, I've even reached out to Marc personally requesting mentorship because I'm a disabled veteran and I'm taking initiative in using home automation to help persons suffering from disabilities.   It was long, heartfelt, etc.  Asking for advice if I needed help in the future with some of my "inventions" to help persons like myself.   I received no response.    Of course there was no pressure, and I gave many outs, but at least an acknowledgement of what I was trying to do and came to him for, would have been nice.  An, "I'd love to in the future or not at all, but i'm really busy right now as the ONLY public facing representative(that I know) behind Vera.  (Which is the reason I emailed Marc specifically,  because, all those youtube instructional videos and time he usually takes to answer in the forums, he seems like a good company guy.   Perhaps he is exactly that, in ways I hadn't anticipated previously.  Again, I still mean no disrespect, but.....   

With all of this,  I've even cc'd or bcc'd marc in some of the more serious support emails, like he advises in the forums, and I received no response or reply related to any of those either, outside of the one time the entire ui7 platform went down and everyone was frantic including myself and he helped reply to some of the support emails, that's happened once or twice.  So I know he goes above and beyond for Vera Inc.   Maybe he is truly worked that hard and has absolutely no spare time and is so weighed down that loose strings are forming all over.    I'd like to believe that.....So I'll keep believing that for now.   

I'm really sick, as you can tell, like so many others.  I'm tired of asking for support, and then the tickets just disappear and no follow up.   I can search in my google box right now and I alone, have pages of unresolved threads from vera support.

Another theme that's been going on also is,  I email support with ALL of the info they will need and ask for,  then they simply ask again and ask me to enable tech support and paste the key,   I DID IT IN THE ORIGINAL EMAIL.  READ IT!   IT'S RIGHT THERE!   I'M SICK of INEPT TECH SUPPORT!   Do you sense my frustration as a consumer of  your brand?  I have three support emails, specifically, right here.  I won't drop names personally in public, but.  Needless to say,  the person cannot read.  Simply put.   If this is any typical employee at Vera,  take my word folks, we are all doomed.

Maybe someone would like to address us as a community right here in this thread about what OUR (Vera customers) expectations OUGHT to be when it concerns Vera and OUR cash investment and future?  Please.....someone?   Marc?     It seems we have too high of expectations for this product and the company.   Should we lower them or let others shine?  Like, I'm seriously confused right now.   

EDIT:  P.S.  All of this negative experience and the product just not performing as everyone had hoped (including you) has taken ALL, I mean ALL, of the fun out of home automation for me, personally.   I have a stack of devices and bulbs from the floor to my ceiling, literally, stacked deep, that has and will sit there until I can rely and trust my vera.   Until it can do what it claims it does, and well.  I mean, what's the point.   This stuff is supposed to be ROCK SOLID!   99.99% uptime and availability.  Treat your product like you do your gateway and web services.   Why don't those guys switch and work for the development team.  Those gateway guys are on it with tweets and updates and status messages, etc  at all hours of the night informing even that ONLY ui5 remote login is down.  I see how that is a priority, but so is my ((A SINGLE ))zigbee device shouting at my VeraPlus and killing it.   There needs to be a balance.   Why all the rush rush and stringent 24/7 ops with the webteam and then, just.....wishy washy mush production and support everywhere else.   I don't get it.   WHO running that web team, that's what I want to know.   What is that?   This individual needs a greater scope at the company. 

Very respectfully,

me
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: JDL on September 19, 2016, 07:02:07 am
We've just bought into Vera Plus because of the exciting prospect of using Zigbee, Z-Wave and 433 simultaneously. We've got a stock of Osram Lightify lamps and I was looking forward to creating scenes to demonstrate them. But nope: They won't link to the Vera Plus.

Trying as generic Zigbee devices the Vera Plus reports that they've paired, but then errors because they cannot be configured.

Can Vera comment on the likely prospect of the Lightify Bulbs working with the Vera Plus. They pair very nicely with the Cozify Hub and with the Almond+ so they cannot have too many manufacturer specific aspects.

Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: MKarlyle on September 19, 2016, 08:05:36 pm
I had 13 GE zigbee bulbs go offline today @ 12:52pm again for the eleventinth time again.

I am so sick of resetting and adding them back.
Anyone want a deal?
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Marc Shenker on September 22, 2016, 01:42:55 pm
We've just bought into Vera Plus because of the exciting prospect of using Zigbee, Z-Wave and 433 simultaneously. We've got a stock of Osram Lightify lamps and I was looking forward to creating scenes to demonstrate them. But nope: They won't link to the Vera Plus.

Trying as generic Zigbee devices the Vera Plus reports that they've paired, but then errors because they cannot be configured.

Can Vera comment on the likely prospect of the Lightify Bulbs working with the Vera Plus. They pair very nicely with the Cozify Hub and with the Almond+ so they cannot have too many manufacturer specific aspects.

We have not begun integrating the Lightify bulbs. I will pass your request onto the Device Integration Team.

ZigBee is not a plug and play platform in the way that Z-Wave is setup to be. Each device requires the equivalent to a driver be created for it to work on our platform.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Marc Shenker on September 22, 2016, 01:43:59 pm
I had 13 GE zigbee bulbs go offline today @ 12:52pm again for the eleventinth time again.

I am so sick of resetting and adding them back.
Anyone want a deal?

We are aware of the issue with the GE bulbs. We are working on getting it rectified as quickly as possible. I have them myself and have experienced the same issue.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: MKarlyle on September 22, 2016, 02:56:37 pm
I have slowly been replacing them with linear-z-60 bulbs.
 The remainder are GEbr40 floods for which I cannot find a zwave replacement for.
If I totally reset The Plus to factory and then if I delete the devices not responding. Will the restored backup heal the mesh eventually? I hear it takes quite awhile?
I notice "Zwave configuring devices in your system" is constantly popping up..
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: BOFH on September 22, 2016, 05:39:31 pm
I've retired my 2 GE-link bulbs. Everytime I have a brownout, even if they are off, they come on. Living in Florida, unfortunately brown-outs are a common occurrence. None of my z-wave devices have this issue.

Also, the base gets very hot after being on a while. Which coupled with them coming on after the brown-out is my main reason for retiring them as I don't need them to start a fire while I am away.

Am I the only one with these issues or do others see the same?
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: markoe on September 23, 2016, 12:54:39 am
Is there an road map available what devices to expext to get certified to vera? (eaven in sort future)

Devices are quite expencive and I hate to lose money to devices that wil not work enventually .

From my point of view one should consentrate on quality not quantity in this issue. The new device types plus an price aspec is also valid decission criteria.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: pceasar on November 13, 2016, 02:39:19 pm
As much as I hate to say it, Zigbee was included on the vera unit just to get purchases, I sold my vera edge to buy this, Vera Plus in hopes of zigbee for their prices and availability. Anyhow I'm giving up on zigbee, vera is truly not yet ready to support this, I think they may have bitten off a bit more than they can chew in trying to be inclusive and get some more sales to get ahead of the all inclusive smart things. I'm just going to stick to buying z wave stuff, I wont buy smart things cause I dont like the internet dependency who knows ...maybe one day I may try it but doubt it....Goodbye Zigbee.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: treetop777 on November 13, 2016, 06:16:59 pm
The list of compatible ZigBee devices have improved considerably:

http://getvera.com/compatibility/

Having a bad day??

Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Tsviper on November 27, 2016, 05:11:14 pm
So Picked up 3 of these (http://getvera.com/portfolio-posts/centralite-appliance-module/) and every 3 days or so all of them drop off the vera at the same (or within seconds of each other) and say they can no longer be detected.  Have to reset them and add them back to the vera and they work fine for a few more days then same thing happens again.  Any suggestions?

Thanks!

UPDATE:  So I figured it was trying to autoconfigure or something every so often and that is why they are dropping off every 3 days or so.  I went into the settings after readding them again and after a few minutes they are recognized correctly and configured.  I then turned the autoconfigure setting to "off".  Have been good for over a week now so maybe they will work for a while now.  Time will tell but picked these up at lowes for about $18 so I would like to keep them.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ChrisK on November 27, 2016, 06:05:15 pm
The list of compatible ZigBee devices have improved considerably:

http://getvera.com/compatibility/

Having a bad day??

Wow!!!  I counted 13 ZigBee devices!  Those guys at Vera have been busy. ;)
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: hax0rmort on November 28, 2016, 03:10:08 pm
As much as I hate to say it, Zigbee was included on the vera unit just to get purchases, I sold my vera edge to buy this, Vera Plus in hopes of zigbee for their prices and availability. Anyhow I'm giving up on zigbee, vera is truly not yet ready to support this, I think they may have bitten off a bit more than they can chew in trying to be inclusive and get some more sales to get ahead of the all inclusive smart things. I'm just going to stick to buying z wave stuff, I wont buy smart things cause I dont like the internet dependency who knows ...maybe one day I may try it but doubt it....Goodbye Zigbee.

LOL!  I think your theory is absolutely true!  include the $.33 radio just to be "future proof" with smartthings, iris genII, wink, etc.  All year has been terrible zigbee support, still my box has no clue what to do with these simple certified devices.  tailing the log is like watching the matrix of red 01 level resets continuously.  I have a huge garage sale table in my basement FULL of tested and failed zigbee devices that WONT work with the Vera Plus.  The only device that I can seem to get to work reliably is a "centralite" brand Lowe's Iris Smart Plug.  Binary, can't mess that up right?  Still, I see people in the forums are having tons of trouble with this device.  I am afraid to use it so it's labeled "test" and I won't touch it cause it's Zigbee,  I had planned on using a ton of them for holiday lights indoors, but.....eh, can't be trusted, tsk tsk!    Vera-Zigbee = NOT READY! or possibly BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD!
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: jsfaje on December 12, 2016, 01:46:23 pm
Interesting. They show the GE Link as being officially compatible.
http://getvera.com/portfolio-posts/ge-link-led-bulb/

Yet, I still can't get it to work. It paired, but wouldn't configure properly.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: JohnRob on December 13, 2016, 08:52:05 pm
I had a GE A-19 Zigbee.  Purchased it a Home Depot.

I was able to pair and operate with my VeraPlus (firmware before 1.7.2138) with no issues.  Not sure what you mean by "configure properly"

You might try resetting the GE A-19.  There is a procedure in the instructions or on the net.  It is some thing like 4 or 5 cycles of 4 seconds off and 4 seconds on until the bulb flashes on the turn on (once if I recall).

good luck
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: johnes on December 18, 2016, 09:55:05 am
We've just bought into Vera Plus because of the exciting prospect of using Zigbee, Z-Wave and 433 simultaneously. We've got a stock of Osram Lightify lamps and I was looking forward to creating scenes to demonstrate them. But nope: They won't link to the Vera Plus.

Trying as generic Zigbee devices the Vera Plus reports that they've paired, but then errors because they cannot be configured.

Can Vera comment on the likely prospect of the Lightify Bulbs working with the Vera Plus. They pair very nicely with the Cozify Hub and with the Almond+ so they cannot have too many manufacturer specific aspects.

We have not begun integrating the Lightify bulbs. I will pass your request onto the Device Integration Team.

ZigBee is not a plug and play platform in the way that Z-Wave is setup to be. Each device requires the equivalent to a driver be created for it to work on our platform.
So this is news, after having bought the VeraPlus for this reason, among others.

Any idea if the LeakSmart valve is on the list?  Is there any way that we could help write the driver, or is it something that MCV has to do?
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: jpark40 on January 30, 2017, 07:40:49 pm
We've just bought into Vera Plus because of the exciting prospect of using Zigbee, Z-Wave and 433 simultaneously. We've got a stock of Osram Lightify lamps and I was looking forward to creating scenes to demonstrate them. But nope: They won't link to the Vera Plus.

Trying as generic Zigbee devices the Vera Plus reports that they've paired, but then errors because they cannot be configured.

Can Vera comment on the likely prospect of the Lightify Bulbs working with the Vera Plus. They pair very nicely with the Cozify Hub and with the Almond+ so they cannot have too many manufacturer specific aspects.

We have not begun integrating the Lightify bulbs. I will pass your request onto the Device Integration Team.

ZigBee is not a plug and play platform in the way that Z-Wave is setup to be. Each device requires the equivalent to a driver be created for it to work on our platform.

If ZigBee is not a plug and play platform for Vera then please, please allow developers/users to write our own ZigBee device profiles/drivers, similar to how Vera allows plugin development. This will solve this issue for both Vera and users.

ZigBee HA 1.2 certified devices use the the same predefined cluster IDs to report their various information (i.e. same cluster ID to report temperature data for example) so it's just matter of creating and then assigning the correct JSON/XML to the ZigBee device, similar to how unknown/incorrectly identified Z-Wave devices sometimes requires the user to manually assign the correct JSON/XML device profiles to make it function properly.

SmartThings allows this and that's one reason why so many developers can add nearly any kind of ZigBee/Zwave devices to it. Even non-certified ZigBee devices such as Xiaomi sensor/button/plug have been added and is working great (I have the button, which I use daily).

Please open up device profile development to developers/users.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: jdrinnyc on April 07, 2017, 03:31:50 pm
It's about six months since Mark mentioned looking into adding Lightify capability. Any updates? Also, would adding a lightify bulb to hue be a possible workaround?
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: hax0rmort on April 07, 2017, 08:26:39 pm
It's about six months since Mark mentioned looking into adding Lightify capability. Any updates? Also, would adding a lightify bulb to hue be a possible workaround?

Wink or Wink Hub 2; both via WinkConnect app. Flawless integration
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ListerD on April 09, 2017, 01:45:59 pm
Took a chance on the Visonic Window/Door Sensor (model MCT-340E).  Zigbee HA1.2 compliant.  They were very cheap, but listed as Samsung SmartThings only.  They do work on Vera Plus, but there was a trick.  Adding them as a generic zigbee device did nothing.  The device would not pair after several attempts.  I instead tried to pair it as a NYCE door window sensor.  Vera recognized it was not that device, but paired it successfully.  Have installed 2 so far and they're working great.

Also bought the Bosch Motion Sensor (PIR w/Pet Immunity) model ISQ-ZPR1-WP13.  Same deal.  Would not recognize as a generic zigbee.  Tried again as an NYCE motion sensor and again, Vera reported it was not that device, but then paired it successfully as a motion sensor.  Also functioning properly so far. 
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: stevencurl on May 10, 2017, 04:25:17 pm
Took a chance on the Visonic Window/Door Sensor (model MCT-340E).  Zigbee HA1.2 compliant.  They were very cheap, but listed as Samsung SmartThings only.  They do work on Vera Plus, but there was a trick.  Adding them as a generic zigbee device did nothing.  The device would not pair after several attempts.  I instead tried to pair it as a NYCE door window sensor.  Vera recognized it was not that device, but paired it successfully.  Have installed 2 so far and they're working great.

Also bought the Bosch Motion Sensor (PIR w/Pet Immunity) model ISQ-ZPR1-WP13.  Same deal.  Would not recognize as a generic zigbee.  Tried again as an NYCE motion sensor and again, Vera reported it was not that device, but then paired it successfully as a motion sensor.  Also functioning properly so far.

I tried doing this exact thing and the Bosch motion is stuck endlessly "configuring". Did yours do that as well? It will also disappear from the interface randomly while in this state, but Home-Assistant sees it completely fine...
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Albert1 on May 17, 2017, 12:57:17 pm
I follow the advice of ListerD and paired a Visonic Window/Door Sensor (model MCT-340E).  Zigbee HA1.2 compliant. At the beginning it displayed as a Smoke Sensor, but a few minutes later it change to a Window/Door Sensor.  The only issue I have is that is not displaying the battery and its charge. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Mai Pensato on May 17, 2017, 06:53:38 pm
Take the battery out and back in. It worked for me with some zwave motion sensors
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Albert1 on May 21, 2017, 12:31:54 pm
Taken the battery out did not work. I have asked tech support, but so far no results.

I found in the Smartthings web page the complete plugin for the sensor. This is written in Groovy similar to Luua. Can this code be somehow modified to create a plugin for Vera? Here is the link

https://github.com/tomasaxerot/SmartThings/blob/master/devicetypes/tomasaxerot/visonic-door-window-sensor.src/visonic-door-window-sensor.groovy
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Albert1 on May 23, 2017, 05:26:03 pm
Tech support did nothing. Does any of you see the battery?


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Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: OldChas on June 22, 2017, 04:44:51 pm
When will Vera support the Lutron Connected Bulb Remote and Cree Connected Bulbs? I just tried (several times) pairing each with VeraPlus 1.7.2935 and they both report Unable to Configure. (In case Vera is not aware, they both have worked flawlessly with Wink for years.)
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Don Phillips on June 22, 2017, 08:34:03 pm
Many folks connect their Wink hub to Vera.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: OldChas on July 09, 2017, 11:58:18 am
I started with the Wink Hub and the Wink Connect app running on UI5. The main reason I bought the Wink was because it interfaced with Amazon Echo. There were so many problems I abandoned the Wink and took a different route: Raspberry Pi with the ha-bridge from GitHub. The ha-bridge is one of the nicest apps I have seen. It works flawlessly as an interface between Vera and Amazon Echo. It ran so well I then added a Harmony Hub to control my A/V system. That also runs well, with the exception of some Harmony problems getting out of synch with A/V devices because there is no feedback loop possible. My old Vera3 kept acting up so I installed a VeraPlus to replace it. As you probably know, that has been on the market well over a year and it still barely supports Zigbee and has a very buggy interface. But for some reason, most of us hang on to our venerable Vera machines...
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ChrisK on July 09, 2017, 02:57:29 pm
I am one of those who still uses Vera with UI5 on my trusty Lite.  A Wink 2 has recently bridged the void for ZigBee that my Vera Plus will likely never fill.  My Plus should have been returned, but I held on to hope too long.  Now it just collects dust.  :(

The Wink Connect app is great for those of us who invested in ZigBee devices that never worked with Vera directly.  My plan is to migrate away from Vera.   
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: mhawley5 on July 27, 2017, 10:47:30 pm
OSRAM has opened the API for Lightify  for development of apps.  The link to the website is:            https://us.lightify-api.org . Does this information help in developing an app for vera?  Hopefully someone with programing expertise could use this to develop an app. 
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: dlasher on October 27, 2017, 09:26:42 pm
I follow the advice of ListerD and paired a Visonic Window/Door Sensor (model MCT-340E).  Zigbee HA1.2 compliant. At the beginning it displayed as a Smoke Sensor, but a few minutes later it change to a Window/Door Sensor.  The only issue I have is that is not displaying the battery and its charge. Any suggestions?

Vera Support -- I've added one of these to my UI7 V+, and am having the same issue. It sees the device, but no battery status, no open/close status, just an "ARM' or "DISARM" choice.  help?

Configured as: urn:schemas-micasaverde-com:device:DoorSensor:1
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Almighty on December 18, 2017, 02:58:31 am
Any update on Xiaomi ZigBee sensors support? I'd really love to have couple of their temp. sensors at my home. It costs almost nothing compared to similarly capable z-wave devices.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: maks327 on December 18, 2017, 10:10:06 am
I've had luck recently with the SmartThings F-OUT-US-2 smart outlet/plug, their newest (V4?) of these smart plugs.  It was on sale last week so I picked up a few.  I added it as an "Appliance Module - Centralite Appliance Module 4257050-RZHAC" under "Dimmers and Lights".  Vera tried to add it as a smoke sensor, so I had to change the device_type to BinaryLight:1, the device_file to D_BinaryLight1.xml, the device_json to D_BinaryLight1.json, the category_num to 3, and the subcategory_num to 1.  They all work fine* now and even report the watts being used, which Samsung doesn't advertise as a feature.

*The only issue I'm having is that sometimes when the F-OUT-US-2 is on and another zigbee device is turned on or off, Vera reports that the F-OUT-US-2 turned off.  The F-OUT-US-2 never ACTUALLY turns off, Vera just thinks it did for a few seconds and then corrects itself a few seconds later.  The only issue this poses is that I had a scene in which when one device turns off (Christmas tree), two more turn off.  Vera's false reporting of the F-OUT-US-2 being turned off triggers the other two to actually turn off.  So I had to alter that scene.  But for basic control of a device on and off, and even reporting wattage, this thing is solid.

If anyone has any ideas on how to troubleshoot the one little issue, let me know.  I'm wondering if there's a setting somewhere to alter the polling or something so that it doesn't do these false off reports anymore.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ListerD on February 12, 2018, 07:48:59 pm
I follow the advice of ListerD and paired a Visonic Window/Door Sensor (model MCT-340E).  Zigbee HA1.2 compliant. At the beginning it displayed as a Smoke Sensor, but a few minutes later it change to a Window/Door Sensor.  The only issue I have is that is not displaying the battery and its charge. Any suggestions?

Vera Support -- I've added one of these to my UI7 V+, and am having the same issue. It sees the device, but no battery status, no open/close status, just an "ARM' or "DISARM" choice.  help?

Configured as: urn:schemas-micasaverde-com:device:DoorSensor:1

Sorry, been off the boards for a while.  Mine show up perfectly with open/closed status.  I did not have them initially show up as a smoke sensor.  They showed up as a door/window sensor on the initial pairing.   If you're still having issues, you might remove the device and try it as another type of door/window sensor.  Mine also shows as configured as the same type of devices you listed:  DoorSensor:1

Also, I did create a modified json file just to switch the open/closed states, reversing the colors.  My locks show red when locked, so I wanted my sensors to do the same.  Red means closed or locked.  But the status of opened/closed was working prior to that change. 
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ListerD on February 12, 2018, 07:53:20 pm
Sengled Element Classic A19 bulbs work with vera plus.  Just got two of them installed and worked like a champ.  Shows up as urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:DimmableLight:1  Using minimotes for scene control of on/off and dimming.

Replaced a couple of TCPLighting bulbs I've been limping along with that were more trouble than they were worth. 
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Don Phillips on February 12, 2018, 08:38:46 pm
Sengled Element Classic A19 bulbs work with vera plus.  Just got two of them installed and worked like a champ.  Shows up as urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:DimmableLight:1  Using minimotes for scene control of on/off and dimming.

Replaced a couple of TCPLighting bulbs I've been limping along with that were more trouble than they were worth.

Are you connecting the A19's directly to Vera or using a hub with a plug-in?
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: ListerD on March 11, 2018, 05:34:31 pm
Sengled Element Classic A19 bulbs work with vera plus.  Just got two of them installed and worked like a champ.  Shows up as urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:DimmableLight:1  Using minimotes for scene control of on/off and dimming.

Replaced a couple of TCPLighting bulbs I've been limping along with that were more trouble than they were worth.

Are you connecting the A19's directly to Vera or using a hub with a plug-in?

Directly to the Vera.  I selected the following from the device list:

Dimmable LED Light Bulb
OSRAM SYLVANIA iQBR30

Vera recognized that it was not the item being connected, but added it successfully.  Metadata for the device shows Sengled and device type was set to:  urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:DimmableLight:1

Communication has been excellent with the bulbs.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: vikram0228 on April 24, 2018, 10:39:03 pm
Took a chance on the Visonic Window/Door Sensor (model MCT-340E).  Zigbee HA1.2 compliant.  They were very cheap, but listed as Samsung SmartThings only.  They do work on Vera Plus, but there was a trick.  Adding them as a generic zigbee device did nothing.  The device would not pair after several attempts.  I instead tried to pair it as a NYCE door window sensor.  Vera recognized it was not that device, but paired it successfully.  Have installed 2 so far and they're working great.

Also bought the Bosch Motion Sensor (PIR w/Pet Immunity) model ISQ-ZPR1-WP13.  Same deal.  Would not recognize as a generic zigbee.  Tried again as an NYCE motion sensor and again, Vera reported it was not that device, but then paired it successfully as a motion sensor.  Also functioning properly so far.

I am also struggling to pair the Bosch Motion Sensor (zigbee).  It seems to stuck in "configuring".  When I take the battery out, it seems to try and configure and then fails...  Does someone have a solution for this?  The Bosch sensors are amazing - I just need to get them to work with good ol' Vera

I tried doing this exact thing and the Bosch motion is stuck endlessly "configuring". Did yours do that as well? It will also disappear from the interface randomly while in this state, but Home-Assistant sees it completely fine...
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: kwieto on April 25, 2018, 03:22:38 am
Did anyone try with Trust devices?
https://www.trust.com/en/zigbee
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: bigmusic11 on May 05, 2018, 05:53:50 am
Any update on Xiaomi ZigBee sensors support? I'd really love to have couple of their temp. sensors at my home. It costs almost nothing compared to similarly capable z-wave devices.


Anyone had any luck with this yet. Im having the same problem
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: Domoworking on May 06, 2018, 03:00:21 pm
I tried to pair an Aqara Temperature and Humidity sensor... it seemed to pair, but them i couldn't even fine it in The device list. I can only see it in The AltUI
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: iflatow on May 20, 2018, 08:55:05 pm
Trying to pair a Zigbee Sengled Element Classic Bulb E11-G13.  But I can't find Zigbee listed under devices to pair. Only generic Z-wave. Where do you all see the Zigbee device option? Thanks
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: rafale77 on May 20, 2018, 11:35:16 pm
All my zigbee devices were added as generic devices... There is a Zigbee device in the add device menu.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: voipextim on June 18, 2018, 10:15:16 pm
I've been testing a couple of Sengled lights.

I've got the Element Classic A60 (E11-G23) recognized as a urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:DimmableLight:1 by adding it as a Dimmable LED Light Bulb OSRAM SYLVANIA iQBR30.

I've also got the Element Downlight (E1A-AC2)  recognized as a urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:DimmableLight:1 again by adding it as a Dimmable LED Light Bulb OSRAM SYLVANIA iQBR30.

As ListerD mentions the VERA pops up a warning stating the device you are adding doesn't match the device you have selected, but lets you add anyway.
Title: Re: Veraplus Compatible Zigbee Devices ***Let's Get This List Going***
Post by: BruceNH on January 31, 2019, 03:31:17 pm
Sengled Element Classic A19 bulbs work with vera plus.  Just got two of them installed and worked like a champ.  Shows up as urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:DimmableLight:1  Using minimotes for scene control of on/off and dimming.

Replaced a couple of TCPLighting bulbs I've been limping along with that were more trouble than they were worth.

Just wondering if you were able to get them to associate as a group. I just added a bunch of Ecosmart GU10s, this went well but associations did not work.   Because I have several to a fixture it would be nice to dim them as a group. Were you able to find an easy way to do this with your minomte?