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  • #16
    If you plan to custom design your own dashboards then the pro with HStouch included makes sense otherwise go with the regular. Are you going to load it on your own hardware or buy a bundle and then you need to figure-out Windows or Linux? I choose to get the bundle Linux with Pro for simplicity. For our summer cottage, I'll build and using regular.
    HS3 SEL running Pro Edition 3.0.0.531 on Ubuntu 18.04, mono 5.20, 656 devices, 209 events.
    Plug-Ins: Chromecast, Device History, EasyTrigger, Ecobee, JowiHue, LutronCaseta, MeiUnifi, PHLocation2, Pushover 3P, SDJ-Health, Sonos, WeatherFlow, weatherXML
    Scripts: SparkMan's Lock Event, 5 of Jon00 scripts.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by drparker151 View Post
      If you plan to custom design your own dashboards then the pro with HStouch included makes sense otherwise go with the regular. Are you going to load it on your own hardware or buy a bundle and then you need to figure-out Windows or Linux? I choose to get the bundle Linux with Pro for simplicity. For our summer cottage, I'll build and using regular.
      I loaded it on my MS Surface Pro with Windows 10 Pro and I have 2 Zwave Nets for the property. Only issue is I can't get the Speaker Client to run, Fires up and just goes away. I send sounds to my Sonos and zwave speaker. I do like the HSTouch for cheap screens around the house.

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      • #18
        When I made the transition, I kept the Vera box online. You can communicate between HS and Vera using http commands, so it is relatively easy to have both running. I would just move part of the network over to Homeseer as I had the time, until most was converted over.

        I am still running that Vera (Vera3) box. It still manages my two door locks (okay, I am lazy, and do not want to break something that is currently working). But with everything else removed, the Vera is very stable now. Again, http commands are used by Vera to inform HS that the door has been unlocked or locked. And HS will just http to run a scene on Vera if it wants a door to lock immediately.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by aa6vh View Post
          When I made the transition, I kept the Vera box online. You can communicate between HS and Vera using http commands, so it is relatively easy to have both running. I would just move part of the network over to Homeseer as I had the time, until most was converted over.

          I am still running that Vera (Vera3) box. It still manages my two door locks (okay, I am lazy, and do not want to break something that is currently working). But with everything else removed, the Vera is very stable now. Again, http commands are used by Vera to inform HS that the door has been unlocked or locked. And HS will just http to run a scene on Vera if it wants a door to lock immediately.
          The locks were easy to move over. They are much more responsive and I can unlock them from Alexa now.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by StepDeb View Post

            The locks were easy to move over. They are much more responsive and I can unlock them from Alexa now.
            I have heard of problems linking in the locks to HS, and as I said, why risk it. If/when Vera stops working like it should with the locks (or I get new ones), I will just let it keep chugging along. Besides, I can also use Alexa (by having Alexa run an HS event that sends to Vera a run scene command). Of course I do not want Alexa to be able to unlock my doors; I am paranoid that someone would be able to yell through the window and gain access...

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            • #21
              Originally posted by aa6vh View Post

              I have heard of problems linking in the locks to HS, and as I said, why risk it. If/when Vera stops working like it should with the locks (or I get new ones), I will just let it keep chugging along. Besides, I can also use Alexa (by having Alexa run an HS event that sends to Vera a run scene command). Of course I do not want Alexa to be able to unlock my doors; I am paranoid that someone would be able to yell through the window and gain access...
              I just did a factory reset on the locks and they all paired fine. 2 are 10 years old. To unlock you have to allow it and you have to have a security pin.

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