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Homeseer Home automation software HS3 50% off ($125 for HS3 full version or $300 for HS3PRO)

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Last Edited by widgit May 2, 2016 at 04:23 PM
I've been waiting for this deal as it's typically offered twice a year. 50% off their home automation software. I came across Homeseer when I was looking into buying Smartthings and Veraplus and Wink hubs. It seems a lot of people were posting the negatives of these common mainstream hubs but some would specifically mention the positives of Homeseer which overcome some of the issues of the other hubs. I downloaded the free trial version (30 days) and have been using them over the last month. I can now purchase the full version for half price. Not as plug and play friendly as the other hubs, but its got really good functionality and response time. You can try it out for free now and then get the 50% off deal if you decide you like it by the end of May

Coupon: GRM-BM-50P
valid thru 05/31/16 - may not be combined with other promos

http://www.homeseer.com/hs3-bf-coupon.html


Adding the email that I got from Homeseer that has additional discounts on some of their other items including the Z-wave USB stick that you would need if you wanted to use your PC as the hub:

Black Friday In May
WEEK #1
Coupons valid for HomeSeer store purchases only through May 9th!

Our best sale ever on TopTenReviews.com's #1 ranked home automation system software (2014, 2015, 2016)! HS3 & HS3PRO control hundreds of products using a wide range of technologies including Z-Wave, Insteon, X10 and much more. Control your lighting, thermostats, door locks and more with your smart phone, tablet, web browser or your voice! Sale includes full and upgrade versions. Coupon Code: BM-50P

Need Help Choosing between HS3 & HS3PRO?
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HS3 (Full)
$124.97
(reg. $249.95)

HS3 (Upgrade from HS2)
$62.47
(reg. $124.95)

HS3PRO (Full)
$299.98
(reg. $599.95)

HS3PRO (Upgrade from HS2)
$237.47
(reg. $474.95)

HS3PRO (Upgrade from HS3)
$192.47
(reg. $384.95)

HS3PRO (Upgrade from HSPRO)
$62.47
(reg. $124.95)

HS3-Pi2
$74.98
(reg. $149.95)

HS3-Pi-2 (Upgrade from Pi-1)
$19.98
(reg. $39.95)


Coupon Code: BM-50P
Attention HS3 Users:
Save 50% on HSTouch Designer

HSTouch Designer allows you to personalize your home automation system. Create your own project or modify existing projects as you like. Then, deploy those projects to your Apple or Android smart phones, tablets and other devices. Click Here to see how easy the designer is to use!
HSTouch Designer: $99.98 (reg. $199.95)
Coupon Code: BM-50P

50% off All HomeSeer Brand HS3 Plug-ins
Plug-ins are designed to let HomeSeer systems communicate with products from around the world. Save 50% now on plug-ins for Global Cache, Square Connect, WGL, DSC, Insteon, and more! note: 3rd party plug-ins excluded.
Coupon: BM-50P


20% Off HomeTroller S6 or S6 PRO
HomeTroller S6 controllers include HS3 or HS3PRO software and support all HomeSeer compatible plug-ins. These are advanced, high-performance systems.
HT-S6: $719.96 (reg. $899.95)
HT-S6-PRO: $959.96 (reg. $1199.95)
Coupon Code: BM-20P

15% Off HomeTroller SEL or SEL PRO
HomeTroller SEL controllers include HS3 or HS3PRO software and support all HomeSeer compatible plug-ins. Suitable for users with advanced needs.
HT-SEL: $339.96(reg. $399.95)
HT-SEL-PRO: $594.96(reg. $699.95)
Coupon Code: BM-15P

15% Off HomeTroller Zee S2
Our new latest "Zee" model is faster than its predecessor, has twice the memory, includes a built-in Z-Wave Plus certified controller module and works with a greater variety of products.
HT-ZEE-S2:$169.96 (reg. $199.95)
HT-ZEE-S2-EURO:$178.46 (reg. $209.95)
Coupon Code: BM-15P

15% Off SmartStick+ Z-Wave+ Interface
Improve your Z-Wave network performance instantly with our new SmartStick+ USB Z-Wave interface! SmartStick+ works with your HomeSeer system and supports all Z-Wave products.Upgrade easily from your existing Z-Stick!
SMARTSTICK+: $33.96 (reg. $39.95)
Coupon Code: BM-15P

15% Off Z-NET Z-Wave Plus Interface
Improve your Z-Wave network performance instantly with our new Z-NET Z-Wave interface! Z-NET communicates with your HomeSeer system using a simple network connection. With HS3's backup/restore feature you can easily move from your existing Z-Wave controller!
Z-NET: $127.46 (reg. $149.95)
Z-NET-EURO: $137.66 (reg. $161.95)
Coupon Code: BM-15P
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Why pay premium for this if it has tons of negative reviews?
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Why pay premium for this if it has tons of negative reviews?
I think you misread the OP's post. He said that the other hubs (Smarttthings, Wink, Vera, etc) has tons of negative reviews.

I personally have been running HomeSeer for over 10 years and absolutely love it. It's the most mature and stable home automation solution out there. Be warn though, that it's interface is a bit dated. But if you want rock solid stability and reliability, there's no other hub that comes close.
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nice !! even I have been waiting for this deal. usually they offer it in May and around November
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I didn't see anything mentioning Zigbee - is it supported?
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I think you misread the OP's post. He said that the other hubs (Smarttthings, Wink, Vera, etc) has tons of negative reviews.

I personally have been running HomeSeer for over 10 years and absolutely love it. It's the most mature and stable home automation solution out there. Be warn though, that it's interface is a bit dated. But if you want rock solid stability and reliability, there's no other hub that comes close.
Ur right I did misread.
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Quote from jingoro View Post :
I think you misread the OP's post. He said that the other hubs (Smarttthings, Wink, Vera, etc) has tons of negative reviews.

I personally have been running HomeSeer for over 10 years and absolutely love it. It's the most mature and stable home automation solution out there. Be warn though, that it's interface is a bit dated. But if you want rock solid stability and reliability, there's no other hub that comes close.
What is the difference between HS3 and HS3Pro ? Are all plugins free with HS3 Pro ?
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What is the difference between HS3 and HS3Pro ? Are all plugins free with HS3 Pro ?
All the HomeSeer-made plugins are free in HS3 Pro. In addition, HS3 Designer (allows you to design your own UI screens for mobile and other clients) is included.

3rd party plugins are not included, unfortunately.
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What's holding me back from Homeseer is the requirement having to run it on an MS OS. Unfortunately the Linux/Pi version is still way behind the Windows one and won't take the plugins. If they were on the same level, I'd give the Linux version a try.
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What's holding me back from Homeseer is the requirement having to run it on an MS OS. Unfortunately the Linux/Pi version is still way behind the Windows one and won't take the plugins. If they were on the same level, I'd give the Linux version a try.
What's the big deal about having to run it on Windows? Beyond the added cost of the OS, having Windows as the base OS is just fine. And the added Windows cost is arguable if you get a $140 Dell inspiron mini PC with Windows and a $40 zstick +.
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I got this running on my HTPC which runs HD Homerun. I figured if I already have a pc that;s always on, might as well add this software for home automation. The bad reviews on smartthings and Veraplus scared me off and led me to Homeseer.
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I got this running on my HTPC which runs HD Homerun. I figured if I already have a pc that;s always on, might as well add this software for home automation. The bad reviews on smartthings and Veraplus scared me off and led me to Homeseer.
With good reason. I have used both Vera and SmartThings extensively. Reliability was a major issue on both platforms. Something could work fine for months, then give you hell for a week out of nowhere, and you may not be able to get it ever working again without a full reset.

I do miss being able to do custom things with Groovy or Lua. And I REALLY miss the SmartThings App (It had such a clean interface). But what good is usability without reliability?
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What's the big deal about having to run it on Windows? Beyond the added cost of the OS, having Windows as the base OS is just fine. And the added Windows cost is arguable if you get a $140 Dell inspiron mini PC with Windows and a $40 zstick +.
Reliability and security. I can set up a Unix box with a minimal OS, maximum firewall and IDS and jail the various applications to make it very hard to hack. The uptime of my unix server is measured in years rather than weeks/month on my WHS2011 server. No such security with eg Windows 7 etc and the last thing I need is my home automation hacked and taken over. The cost for the OS in my case is nil as my media server is a WHS2011 box that would have room for HS. I'm not worried about someone hacking that as I have backups of the media and worst they can do is play music in the middle of the night and wake my ass up. With HA they could control the climate, sensors, door locks etc. which is a major risk in my opinion.
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What's holding me back from Homeseer is the requirement having to run it on an MS OS. Unfortunately the Linux/Pi version is still way behind the Windows one and won't take the plugins. If they were on the same level, I'd give the Linux version a try.
It's .NET software that runs on Linux under Mono. Installation instructions [homeseer.com] are on the message board. Also, most of the plug-ins also run under Linux - the listing is here [homeseer.com].
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I'm hoping there's enough thumbs up on this that it hits front page (would be my first). I think there is enough interest in home automation from general public that it's worthwhile to highlight good deals and have great discussion on alternatives to the mainstream Winks, smartthings and veras which all seem to have shortcomings and issues.
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