I bought two Veras. I paid for vera plugins. Not sure why I wouldn’t pay for Homeseer. Having said that, I have several free HS plugins from non HS devs. Last time I checked, there were 75+ free plugins. It’s up to devs to charge or not. If most HS plugins have a cost, I guess those devs want to code for a living.
Mine runs for months on end without issue so if it has a memory leak, it’s a darned slow one. I haven’t topped 6 months of run time yet but the power outage outlasted my UPS so we’ll see how it goes this year.
Age of a code base doesn’t bother me. Having 20 years of experience is a nice thing. And they have experience manufacturing a host of zwave devices as well as making controllers, which gives them insights. Not to mention a solid revenue stream outside their controller.
I’d like vera/ezlo to get to the point HS is at, with a varied product line that hits a lot of the market. Competition is good. I look at the light switches that come from zooz, innovelli and homeseer and want that kind of variety in the controller space. Hubitat is probably putting some leverage on HS. Sadly, more than vera is right now.
I don’t have an issue with hass.io or hass-core or whatever it got renamed to last month, I just don’t have the time to spend on fighting with yaml or whatever. I spent that energy during the ipchains/iptables, perl/python/php eras of linux. Now I will spend a modicum of money to save that time and energy for other things. Not Control4/Savante money, but still, money. I used to spend that money on vera until the “dark times” drove me away.
For those of us who just want it work out of the box, hass.io ain’t ever going to be the option we choose. I avoided hubitat because their cpu is dinky and I knew it would have performance problems at scale and that’s what’s happening now. Isy is in need of a total platform refresh, even if their core real-time OS is rock solid. These days you need the option of the cloud even if you dont want to depend on the cloud, and adding a polyglot server sounds awfully close to yaml files. So…Homeseer.
Let’s see if EzLo can get back in the market with a good product and win back some mind share.