I have a 8 year old Vera lite that has served me well but its time to move on. I have stayed on UI5 1.5.622 for many years as UI7 seemed very buggy the first year or two. I am hoping to learn UI7 is now quite stable. I ordered a Vera Plus as a new controller.
As I have been gradually adding devices to my network, the newer ones are all ZWave Plus. I think my Vera Lite was limited to ZWave and didn’t support ZWave plus.
I have 67 devices on my network mostly Zwave lighting control, one deadbolt, alarm interface, a few hand held remotes (Zwave), power meter, and 7 WiFi cameras.
A few questions:
Co-mingling Zwave and Zwave Plus devices. I assume this it OK and Vera will talk ZWave to older devices and ZWave Plus to newer devices?
Is there a way I can copy the ZWave network over from Vera Lite or do I have to enroll device by device?
Similar to #2 can I copy over all my scenes, LUUP code stubs, triggers, schedules and the like?
One of my complaints of the Vera Lite was poor support of IP Cameras (Mostly Foscam, a couple DLink). I have a mixture of SD, HD, PT and PTZ cameras. I am hoping UI7 has improved on this front?
I have a couple switches that apparently don’t support instant status. They therefore depend on a poll of the ZWave network. I think due to the size of my network, polling never seems to happen or if it happens it takes hours. Hoping to hear UI7 coupled with ZWave Plus and more memory/CPU this will not be a problem anymore. Will polling performance be better with UI7 and Vera Plus?