Homeseer is my next move if my Vera keeps having issues. I was one of the early beta testers for the original Vera and have gone through the motions with all of them (Vera, Vera2, and I have two Edge Veras - one for firmware testing)
It’s been frustrating to say the least. When things happen and my Vera dies (Once a year all by itself) I have to open a ticket and within a week they fix it, but never explain what happened or how to SSH in and do it myself. Total pain in the ass and it totally sucks not having the comforts of z-wave for a week to manage my house. I feel like George Jetson one week with my Echo Voice control and Squeezebox automation, and the next week it’s closer to Fred Flintstone.
I’ve always been close to jumping to Homeseer, but a few years ago it was only Windows PC’s and due to my low power initiative at my house, I want to use embedded systems only. Now Homeseer has all this and I have no problem buying the homeseer device, but the plugin prices break the bank
I need a plugin for Squeezebox, thats $50, oh and DirecTV, another $30, oh and my Onkyo Receiver probably another $30+ if they even have that plugin. GlobalCache IP->IR is yet another $30. BlueIris DVR plugin, another $40, DSC ALarm Panel, another $40 and now to be able to use the best UI available Imperihome, I must pay another $40. And Weather Underground, another $40
Seriously folks? This is nuts. I realize there is a much more stable and expandable platform and best of all Homeseer guys are HomeSerious about their platform, but I just can’t afford to go this route with their pricing model - I realize these plugins are created by external developers in some cases and nobody works for free, but the Vera has done a few things right, mainly the free plugins (although sometimes they can wreak havoc on your system and take you down)
Just my two cents - I’m on the fence, but I’m afraid once I switch they will have their meathooks in me and I’ll be forced to pay over and over again for new plugins. And there is always the fear of having to reset my z-wave network and have to include everything all over again instead of simply pushing to a secondary controller and then making that primary
I’d love to hear any other comments and what it took you to upgrade and migrate (time and money wise)