I need some advice. I have two properties that make use of VeraPlus controllers to control air conditioning, hot water boiler, lights, locks… They are both quite simple configurations – no more that 8 Z-Wave devices at each location. However I make quite extensive use of LUA code, virtual switches and Reactor at both sites. I 100% rely on these controllers to maintain the properties.
I recently tried to purchase a spare VeraPlus, ‘just in case…’ and found they are pretty much unobtainable. This makes me very nervous. If one of the VeraPlus’s fails I will be up a well know creek without a paddle.
I read numerous posts here about bridging, OpenHAB, Home Assistant, MRS, Ezloplus, etc, etc, etc… that just seems confusing and complex to me. What I want is a replacement controller that gives me the functionality of the VeraPlus, has Reactor, or something functionally equivalent, allows me to do a little custom programming, preferably in LUA or Python, has virtual switches or its equivalent and a single box solution. What Ezlo controller matches these requirements? If there is no easy migration path from the VeraPlus I am quite prepared to start again from scratch because my hardware configurations are pretty simple. What I do need is 100% reliability and ease of use (other people intermittently have to interact with the system in my absence).