Moving from Vera to Indigo

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Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:09 am
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Moving from Vera to Indigo

Hello,

I've been considering moving to Indigo for a while but I have Kwikset locks and I didn't really want to switch without built-in support. I know there is a Vera Bridge plugin that will allow Indigo to control the locks. I've been scouring the forum and it seems that it works okay but there is a noticeable lag from when you request the lock to open/close and you get a status change. I've also been seeing that the owners have been making somewhat subtle hints that the upgrade to Indigo 7 will supposedly provide built-in support for these locks. I suppose I can make the plunge and get Indigo 6 and work temporarily with the Vera Bridge.

I have one question that I hope Matt/Jay can answer. I saw somewhere in one of the forums that Matt or Jay posted something around September of last year to the effect that if you purchased a current copy of Indigo 6 now, you would get a free upgrade to Indigo 7. Is that still true? If so, it would certainly make my decision much easier. Thanks.

Ralph

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Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:52 pm
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Re: Moving from Vera to Indigo

Correct - all purchases since late November of last year are eligible for a free upgrade to Indigo 7 when it ships.

The Vera Bridge plugin works very well (if not a little slow) for controlling locks and since you already have the Vera it's a no brainer for you. The slowness isn't a problem with the plugin but rather with the Vera - it's just quite slow when using it's API to communicate with it.

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Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:03 pm
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Re: Moving from Vera to Indigo

Thanks. I think I'll make the plunge!


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Re: Moving from Vera to Indigo

Welcome!


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Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:38 pm
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Re: Moving from Vera to Indigo

aldera wrote:
Thanks. I think I'll make the plunge!
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Jump in, the water's great!

A couple years ago at a different house I had setup a VeraLite-based system. Switches, motion sensors, dimmers, a couple locks, and a couple cameras.

Recently went with Indigo and it has been a MUCH better experience! Indigo is already quite deep, is easily extensible, and the support is excellent. You can get a system going fast with no hassle. It also integrates well with SecuritySpy, a really nice IP camera interface and controller. Indigo Touch, which runs on iOS devices i.e. easily customizable and works well. Runs on my iPhone and iPad. Overall I'm really pleased.

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Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:34 am
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Re: Moving from Vera to Indigo

Thanks for the welcomes!

I have two more questions. I just ordered the Aeon Labs Z-Stick Gen 5 and should get it tomorrow.

1. I've been reading that the Stick works better (better antenna reception?) if it is plugged in so that it is oriented in a vertical position. Anyone have any experience with that?

2. I have a Mac Mini and a powered USB hub. Should it matter whether or not I plug it directly into the Mac Mini or the powered hub?

Thanks for any info. Can't wait to get started!

Ralph

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Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:57 am
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Re: Moving from Vera to Indigo

I have an earlier version in a powered hub and it works great. It's oriented at about a 45° angle.

Whether they'll work in a hub is apparently hub-specific unfortunately.


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Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:06 am
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Re: Moving from Vera to Indigo

DaveL17 wrote:
I have an earlier version in a powered hub and it works great. It's oriented at about a 45° angle.

Whether they'll work in a hub is apparently hub-specific unfortunately.


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Thanks. I guess I'll find out shortly. Just waiting for the UPS guy to show up.

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