I have a VeraPlus (and an Edge in a drawer) which I am using as a ZWAVE hub (and RFXComm) with Home Assistant, and have done so for the past 4 years or so. I’ve mostly left alone with minimal firmware updates and its been smooth sailing.
I’m keen on getting moving to ZWave s2 now that HA supports that. I’ve been trying to figure out what’s going on with Vera and I am either not using the correct terms or I’m just rubbish so apologies if you have answered this before. I can only find old (2019 and older) mentions of some of this so my questions are as follows:
- can the VeraPlus be upgraded to ZWave S2 (it sounds like theoretically it can in some older posts)
- if so how?
- I am on firmware 1.7.4 - is it worth upgrading or will that open a lot of issues? Seems like 1.7.5 is the latest?
- are these devices still being maintained?
- is the current firmware (or the 174 even) an extension of the original or is it a total new version written from the ground up by EZLO?
Sorry for the possibly stupid questions, just trying to catch up!