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Homeseer Home Automation Software HS3 50% off ($299 HS3 PRO)

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Deal is back for a week. 50% off HomeSeer Software through May 7th 2018. I didn't see plug-ins on sale yet.

https://www.homeseer.com/support/...-promo.htm

HomeSeer HS3 - Standard
$124.98
reg $249.95

HomeSeer HS3-Pi-3
$74.98
reg $149.95

HomeSeer HS3PRO
$299.98
reg $599.95
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The prices of all the plugins kill any deal on the basic software.
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The prices of all the plugins kill any deal on the basic software.
Plug-ins extend the HomeSeer software. Many are completely free. Others, if needed, are worth the one-time cost to extend HomeSeer to work with other systems.
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Plug-ins extend the HomeSeer software. Many are completely free. Others, if needed, are worth the one-time cost to extend HomeSeer to work with other systems.
I'm sorry, but when I need to buy a different plug-in to work with each and every WiFi device I have (instead of having one WiFi plug-in for them all), I consider that an expensive investment.
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I'm sorry, but when I need to buy a different plug-in to work with each and every WiFi device I have (instead of having one WiFi plug-in for them all), I consider that an expensive investment.
I don't know anything about WiFi plug-ins, nor do I have any WiFi devices, so can't speak to that. Right now I'm using Z-Wave devices exclusively with the included (free) Z-Wave plug-in. I'm sure I'll expand my device technology in the future though.
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The prices of all the plugins kill any deal on the basic software.
Homeseer software isn't meant for wi-fi only devices - it is meant for the serious home automation enthusiast using a network of devices like Z-Wave, Zigbee or X10, controlling lights, appliances, thermostats, sprinklers, alarms and more with intelligent scripts.
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Is HS3 ($124) + HSTouch ($99) a better deal than HS3Pro? What would you be missing?
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Is HS3 ($124) + HSTouch ($99) a better deal than HS3Pro? What would you be missing?
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You lose any HomeSeer developed plug-ins, which admittedly aren't a huge deal to me (though I did purchase the pro version). You also get their Z-Wave troubleshooting tool (Z-Seer+) [homeseer.com]. It's more helpful for larger networks, but works nicely. Something also to think about...I would highly recommend Spud's Easy Trigger [homeseer.com] plug-in. It's not free, but worth the cost.
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Thanks OP
Got the Homeseer Pro
Now need to find some time to set it up and transfer from the Vera plus!!

Anyone done that before?
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Thanks OP
Got the Homeseer Pro
Now need to find some time to set it up and transfer from the Vera plus!!

Anyone done that before?
I've not done that, but there's an entire forum dedicated to folks migrating from other systems, including Vera [homeseer.com]. There's a wealth of information, plus others who have already gone through what you are going to do, and they are very helpful.

Good luck!
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I've not done that, but there's an entire forum dedicated to folks migrating from other systems, including Vera [homeseer.com]. There's a wealth of information, plus others who have already gone through what you are going to do, and they are very helpful.

Good luck!

thx a ton.
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Any idea what's on sale next week? I'd like the HomeTroller, if it goes on sale, but otherwise guess I'll buy the software.
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Any idea what's on sale next week? I'd like the HomeTroller, if it goes on sale, but otherwise guess I'll buy the software.
Keep your eyes peeled - the HomeTrollers do go on sale as well. I expect they'll be included in this month's sale too, just don't know when.
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Keep your eyes peeled - the HomeTrollers do go on sale as well. I expect they'll be included in this month's sale too, just don't know when.
I'm looking to move away from SmartThings, and HS seems like a good route. What are the advantages/disadvantages to going with the HomeTroller, vs. buying the software and running it from one of my windows machines? Is it just the convenience of having it run on its own box, or is there a hardware advantage inside, like extra transmitters or something?
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I'm looking to move away from SmartThings, and HS seems like a good route. What are the advantages/disadvantages to going with the HomeTroller, vs. buying the software and running it from one of my windows machines? Is it just the convenience of having it run on its own box, or is there a hardware advantage inside, like extra transmitters or something?
Shouldn't be any difference running it on your own machine. My deciding factor to purchase a HomeTroller was quietness and power consumption. HomeTrollers don't have (or need) fans, so they are quiet, and they don't use much power. Others purchase small form factor fanless devices which can be similar (quiet). But if you already have a machine you leave on 24/7, you could save that money and use your own device.

You could even setup a Pi device as well. But keep in mind that some plug-ins do not work except on Windows devices. Here is a controller comparison page [homeseer.com] which you may find useful (if you haven't seen it already).
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