What about the discount? can the discount request for europe be made until when?
When you log in to your Vera and check under additional services…Vera Protect…about Vera Protect, you will discover that the service is not available in MD, VA, TN, AL, UT or D.C. Permits are pending in TX, FL, and CA. The permits have been pending for well over two years, so the website information is a joke. When I purchased my Vera Secure, I had Vera Protect and it worked well. When Ezlo took over MIOS, my monitoring service was canceled without notice. I have checked on permitting in the state of Texas and was told it takes approximately 30 days. I have grown weary of being strung along, and after numerous inquiries with Vera, including one with a vice-president who promised me he would look into and resolve the issue, have given up. I have installed another independent alarm system and am in the process of finding a reputable home security system that I can integrate with my end devices, other than the ones that are Vera specific. If they can’t get permits completed in two years, for three of the most populated states in the country, I don’t have much faith they will be able to resolve other client issues. The last time I checked, the Vera Secure can still be purchased, and the backup is a 3G cellular modem. 3G cellular was phased out in my area of the country last month. Now that is leading edge technology for you!
I asked the guys to provide an update on the latest on TX, FL, CA.
Wow. I didn’t know that about the Texas alarm permit. I bought the Ezlo Secure to eventually replace my most heavily-used Vera Plus. The alarm monitoring was a future-proof option. It will likely stay on the test bench as they work out this and other issues (plug-ins).
Yes, I just got a note from the support group stating they are working on it…I will probably being using all of my Vera Vista Cams for door stops.
I know it was asked above, but didn’t see an answer… What’s the ETA for the Australian market?
Has anyone put together a decent list of “what’s new” for existing Vera Secure and Vera Plus owners? I want to know if its a significant enough improvement to pull existing customers like me, or more targeted for new customers and lower model upgraders. Also for the Ezlo Secure, are there any baked-in security scenes and security functionality, or is it pretty much the same as the original Vera Secure that has the right components, but where more advanced people (like myself and several others) have to add basic security functionality to make it usable as a security device?
Echoing @JTG’s request above - have been a VeraPlus user for several years now - I have two (in two homes).
I’m also trying to figure out if I want to go with the EzloSecure, not because I need all of the extra “secure” stuff, but for the faster processor and more memory. One of my homes has only about 20 devices and is only running a couple of plug-ins. But my other home has probably close to 100 devices, running maybe 5-6 plug-ins and a lot of automated scenes. That all seems to work fine now with my VeraPlus. Will I get equal or better performance/responsiveness with an EzloPlus? Or should I go with the EzloSecure for that second home?
And I have two other questions I didn’t see addressed in this thread…
- Is the upgrade/migration from my VeraPlus to the EzloPlus (or EzloSecure) a straighforward controller shift and/or backup VeraPlus then restore to EzloPlus? Or will I need to re-build from scratch?
- Will there be any issue with an EzloPlus co-existing with a VeraPlus in my single getVera account - will they still share the same Alexa and Google integration like my two VeraPlus’ do now?
UPDATE: I found the FAQ Topic, so the first of my two questions above was answered - sounds like I’ll need to re-build my setup from scratch. I saw another comment in the FAQ regarding my second question, but it was somewhat confusing, so it’s still not clear to me if I can have a new EzloPlus running in one of my homes and keep my VeraPlus running in the other home, and still use my same GetVera account to access both (as well as maintain the integrations with Google Home & Amazon Echo).
Yes, but at the moment you can’t control devices from a controller to another. They’ll work ok inside the app, side by side as it’s today if you have multiple Vera controllers.
Does the discount apply for the EU version as well?
@Gabi, You copied and pasted the same answer you sent to me! And don’t answer the question… neither me nor the @uísque! The Discount! How does it work in europe?
For the past two and a half years I have had a vera plus and a vera secure. I built a house, and installed a vera secure with close to 50 devices. And every day I seek information about home automation.
I live in Europe and I can say for sure: ezlo has no interest in Europe! Both in promotions, problem solving in Europe, communication etc. I have nothing against it, but if it is to be so, it is better not to sell the product in Europe, and the consumer is looking for another brand.
I don’t want to speak for @Gabi but since the Ezlo lineup for Europe is not yet ready, we can’t discuss at this stage what exactly the upgrade program will look like. Most probably will be in a similar manner but it depends on a lot of business factors like certification costs, the deals we manage to make with the distributors, so on so forth. As Melih said in another post, these products will be global, it’s just a matter of time, logistics and business. We hope to be there ASAP.
We’ve sold Vera in Europe and I’m sure we will also sell Ezlo. As per the promotions, our official distributors have free hand in making their own promos.
Thank you for your reply @Sorin . From a business perspective it would be wise to have a strategy ready (and a lined-up communication plan), especially if you already know that this is a global product range. Not only technical superiority will conquer the world.
But ok, no info means no info until there is. I will wait patiently.
When are you going to show us Australian’s some love @melih? Given the new Z-wave 700 chips don’t require an external SAW filter am I wrong in thinking that you no longer have to build custom hardware for different regions/frequencies unless you’re incorporating LTE U and H frequencies?
If that assumption is true, what is delaying the release of international variants? What am I missing if it is as simple as sourcing plug pack power supplies you should be aiming for simultaneous release?
good night everyone … Are there any news for Europe? Fibaro already has its new gateway with z-wave 700 pre-booked in Europe.
Any News on when Australia will happen or do we start looking for a new Hub
The new Ezlo controllers will be released for Australia next year. Right now, we are working as hard as possible so we can get into the Australian market as soon as possible. In the meantime, we highly appreciate your interest and patience.
Do you have a date for the UK?
It would be about the same time for the European Union. Regards.