And you use their servers to read device logs, view "recordings" from cameras, and to access your Vera over the Internet. For the last one, I tend to log into a desktop via Teamviewer to avoid using their servers. Last time I logged in was to reset my wife's account password so she can log into VeraMate to get different alerts than me (I like to know what is going on with Vera).
Vera 3, UI7 1.7.919, CT101 t-stat, Everspring motion detector, GE/Jasco switch, Leviton outlet, AeonLabs door sensor, Insteon garage control, Blue Iris, Sricam SP011, iPhone locator, APCUPSD, VeraMate, VeraAlerts, PLEG, House Modes, Countdown Timer, DVR, Virtual & Multi Switch, Weather, Sys. Mon.