I recently found out that my Vera Plus (two years old) is unfixable according to Vera support and I will hear back soon about what Vera may do for me regarding a replacement. The support person implied that they probably would not replace the unit that was bricked trying to upgrade it to the new firmware but might give me credit toward purchasing something else from them. I have two Vera Plus, one here in primary residence and one in my winter home. I successfully navigated the upgrade last March in my winter home, but not in the Vera Plus here. I have noticed that that the Vera site now directs buyers of the Vera Plus to Amazon rather than selling them directly unlike the Vera Edge. And apparently, Vera is out of stock on the Vera Secure. I know that Ezlo is beta testing their own controllers, so I could consider waiting for one of those, though I have no idea when they will actually hit the market.
I know this is a complicated question and depends on what one wants to do with their controller, but the question is what is the best controller for the price for a simple installation that is more of a plug and play type of situation (I don’t want to learn how to use something like reactor or how to write lua code or linux code if I don’t need to). I really only want to control lights, motion detectors, door locks, and the garage door in a two story house of about 2400 sq ft in the US. Obviously, I would wish to be able to script scenes with the controller. I would also wish to put in door codes for the locks remotely and to assess the status of the motion sensors, door locks, etc remotely as well. The home has a cable modem and a wifi router and the controller could be connected directly to router.
So again, what are the best solutions for a zwave controller for this type of installation? I have been looking at Homeseer.