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VeraEdge $59 VeraPlus $88 Free Shipping, 1 Day Only (Z-Wave Controller, Reg 99.95 & $149.95)

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these things any good
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Couldn't resist, upgrading my Vera3.
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Sure are. I've been using the Vera3 since it came out.
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holy shit, vera plus for $88?

i just did a "upgrade" from them for $75 (have an existing vera lite) but it wasn't seamless for the process to have them adjust the price.

I've not setup my vera plus yet b/c i need like 2 days of non-stop time to de-associate and re-associate while then rebuilding the network constantly.... going to be tedious since I have like 50-80 devices
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i hope this isn't because they have some new unit coming out shortly....i wanted to be on the latest when i got the vera plus (yes i know vera secure is slightly more ram, but i dont trust vera with security at this time and already have all hard wired)
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Upgraded from my VeraLite. The lite does not seem to be suffering yet, but I am likely close to the maximum components before running into issues.
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I've not setup my vera plus yet b/c i need like 2 days of non-stop time to de-associate and re-associate while then rebuilding the network constantly.... going to be tedious since I have like 50-80 devices
There is no need to de-associate and re-associate devices if you're upgrading your Vera controller. Vera has a good wiki/support article on how to transfer your network from one controller to another. I upgraded my house with over 50 devices from VeraLite to VeraPlus. The entire process took less than a couple of hours and majority of that time was to reconfigure a thermostat (my fault for not doing it right the first time) and a motion detector.

Best of luck!
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There is no need to de-associate and re-associate devices if you're upgrading your Vera controller. Vera has a good wiki/support article on how to transfer your network from one controller to another. I upgraded my house with over 50 devices from VeraLite to VeraPlus. The entire process took less than a couple of hours and majority of that time was to reconfigure a thermostat (my fault for not doing it right the first time) and a motion detector.

Best of luck!
i am concerned that upgrading as such will result in a less than optimal mesh network since things were added over time. I am afraid ill do so and then wish i had just started from scratch.

What is Vera's stance on upgrading vs starting over? Am I better off doing the latter?
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Seems to be a good deal considering price. I bought one March '16 shortly after they came out for $120 and ironically just blew the dust off it to hook it up last night. Yesterday I finished installing the GE switches on the first floor so I'm now going to get around to setting everything up. I went with Vera because it doesn't require an internet connection to work and should theoretically be more responsive, although there doesn't seem to be a local controller for setting it up so if they go under or get bought out and the platform gets shut down you might still be SOL. It's been a year and a half since then, and I haven't looked at whats on the market now though..
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Looks like SD is making me blow another $88
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I had the VeraEdge and really liked it. A couple years ago I started to acquire some Zigbee devices, It however did not support Zigbee. At the time I was able to get the Samsung SmartThings super cheap and went with that. After using the SmartThings Hub for a couple years, I just don't like the interface and I prefer the Vera for the home automation stuff. Now that the VeraPlus has dropped down, I am in for one.
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i am concerned that upgrading as such will result in a less than optimal mesh network since things were added over time. I am afraid ill do so and then wish i had just started from scratch.

What is Vera's stance on upgrading vs starting over? Am I better off doing the latter?
The mesh is not static - every time you "heal" the network, it recalculates the routing for the mesh. I don't recall if this is still a manual process in UI7 or not - I seem to recall they removed the UI element for manually triggering it and now it just happens automatically.

Either way - whether you "buy" my explanation or not - if you perform the upgrade and suspect that things just aren't performing as well as they should be, you can always wipe the slate clean and start over at that point.
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I researched these before deciding on smartthings. You really can't beat the support and communities around smartthings. I know this is a Vera thread, but it's all about getting the best deal, and this is not it for home automation. My 2 cents, as they say
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How do these compare to SmartThings hub? I understand they fix the biggest anoyence of ST - cloud only execution for most devices and routines but what else?
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