New user here looking to finally upgrade an old Nexia hub (bought a home with Nexia/z-wave devices and see no reason to keep paying Nexia $10/mo).
I’m curious thoughts on the soon-to-be-released Ezlo Plus and Ezlo Secure vs. Hubitat. They look pretty interesting, especially the Ezlo Secure with battery backup and option for 4G service too. I’ve gotten the impression the old Vera hubs weren’t the greatest, but at least on paper these devices seem to be grounds-up new hardware and software.
Any beta users here with feedback?
PS - I’m an avid Apple user and ultimately looking to get everything into HomeKit. There are well-documented ways to do this with HomeBridge with Hubitat. I’m assuming this will also work with Ezlo....
So I noticed that both Ezlo hubs have much less RAM and what seems to be a slower CPU than the Hubitat C-5 or C-7. I have no idea what implications those have for local automation or speed of execution.
Ezlo acquired Vera, and the Ezlo hubs represent the new direction for the Vera platform as I understand it. There are quite a few ex-Vera power users here who migrated to Hubitat in part because of frustration with the direction the Ezlo platform was heading.
Fair enough - however from what I can see on the website, it seems like it has a pretty decent feature set (local/siren/433Mhz/battery backup/4G although not sure about 4G unless you are planning to run a primary security system off it which frankly I wouldn't with any HA device including hubitat)
I'm another ex-Vera User (not power user). Ezlo seems to believe that efficient software is more important than powerful hardware. Even though hardware is cheap and getting cheaper, and developing software is expensive and getting more so. They seem to underpower their hardware. They are also favoring more cloud-based operation. Finally, the Vera Forum is not very healthy.
I am very happy with my decision to move to Hubitat. It has been rock solid for me, which is something I never found with Vera. The Forums have been incredibly helpful and friendly.
They've totally missed the boat imo and new HW isn't going to fix their rubbish software stack and their poor non-ZW plus style network mgmt practices.
Not to mention Vera is missing things like the ability to natively understand "Presence" and associated "leaving" and "arriving" concepts. The hacks I had to implement to get presence detection working on Vera were a PITA!
I've jumped into HE with both feet and my home automation has never worked better! I'll not be leaving anytime soon.