I own/manage vacation rentals. At all of my units, I have a Vera Plus controller and a Schlage BE469 Z-Wave deadbolt, and I link those up with my management software using RemoteLock’s service (which automatically generates door codes that are only valid for the duration of each guest’s stay).
The Vera Plus controller at one of my properties went missing recently (I suspect the cable company contractor accidentally took it when they removed the leased cable modem/cable box/etc. to replace with new service, but they won’t admit to it). I’m trying to buy another, but I guess things have changed radically in the last 6 months – no Vera Pluses on Amazon or Vera’s website, and they’re going for $200+ on eBay. Yikes.
I see there’s the new Ezlo Plus…is that literally a drop-in replacement for the Vera Plus that runs the same (or very similar) software, or is it an entirely new ecosystem? I have an email out to RemoteLock to see if they support the Ezlo Plus controller, but they tend to not be super responsive, and time is of the essence (I need to get a new controller in there ASAP).
I skimmed through topics here on the forums, but I’m seeing tons of longwinded discussions on the status of new software for the Ezlo devices but no simple summary on whether the Ezlos are mere evolutions or true revolutions…
(Edit: US market, since apparently it matters and Ezlo devices aren’t available worldwide)