My automation game dream finally came true and I start putting together on my new Vera Edge lots of modules. I read about Vera years back, from former Guile3d , now NextOS - virtual assistant software, and I kept studying till now, when started to become a reality.
Since I have plenty of questions, I was not sure where to post, so I did it on General.
I hope I can get some of my questions answered (note that I did plenty research, with not much success). I should also mention that my programming skills are not that great, for advance configurations.
Q1 - I’ve been reading about how easy is to hack into Zwaves . What will be the safest approach using Vera to eliminate this?
Q2 - Notifications: could these can be customize, to say what you want, and if yes , how? Also, can the notifications can sent to a PC speaker or something similar, some type of speaker, like Amazon Echo and be read out loud by this? For Q2 and Q3 I was trying to use Denise, from NextOS, but not much success there.
Q3 - What and how Vera can get voice commands, from inside the network - can I do this somehow, without getting much into programming, using the PC (note that I use VeraMate on the phone, works good, but I need something else, ready at all times).
Q4 - Can Vera receive external commands, using Http or something similar, and what will be the syntax?
Q5 - Is there a possibility, that Vera in UI7 will include at least 2 triggers and 2 conditions with AND and OR, for more complex scenes, or PLEG is the only way to go? Once again, I am good with logic, not that good with programming.
Q6 - I am using multiple type of motion/door/window sensors. Any recommendations for a Alarm panel that interacts with Vera and the sensors, and maybe will also work with present wired sensors, that will act like a full alarm panel and notify / call (no monthly fees) if triggered?
Q7 - Can a triggered virtual switch send a external command to other PC, let’s say, or cameras, to switch PTZ position, or to play a .wav file?
Q8 - Any recommendations for a 20amp switch, to control outdoor outlets? Also, a range extender? I have a few sensors covering a trailer and a shed and its hit or miss, depending on the weather.
Q9 - iBeacons - planning on using scenes based on close iPhone proximity. What do I actually need, in order to use it? If already paired with a Bluetooth headset, will still work with iBeacons?
Q10 - Blue Iris plugin and cameras - I followed instructions step by step, unfortunelly I got Blue Iris on, but no video. Am I limited to 2 cameras or can I add more?
Well, this is a lot to ask, but better ask first. Any help and suggestions are very welcome. Hopefully I can have most of them done solved, and get my system the way I want it, and , more important , secure.
Thank you in advance!