I’m still new with the HE ecosystem/community. I am a transplant from ST and still learning the finer details with HE and automation overall. Almost all of my devices are on HE, I only have a couple of things that is still on ST (Bose Sound Touch) I use it for announcements. Thus, I’m going to apologize for the long message here.
With all that said, I have a C5 and all my devices are on that hub. I have decided to get the C7 because of the S2 Z-wave capabilities (which I will get into later). I have a couple of questions about migrating; or would an additional hub be the better solution. (The ST Hub I’m not worried about).
Migration from C5 to C7:
How do I get everything from C5 to C7? What is that process? Does it bring everything over from one device to the other device. (Note: I did a slow migration ST to HE and took my time with it) I’m trying to avoid being in a constant migration process. Let me know if that makes sense. I haven’t even open C7 yet, I’m looking for detailed information and documentation to move this over completely with as little fiddling as possible.
Additional Hub (C5 and C7):
What would be the benefits from adding a hub? Which should be primary or secondary? Do you use two separate radio or function/load reasons? What are the pluses (pros) to this; the negatives (cons) or other considerations?
S2 Z-wave Question:
Weather I move or “migrate” hubs those S2 devices to the C7 hub, I’m assuming I will have to remove all the devices that support S2 and add them back into the Z-Wave network. Would that be correct? This would only be for the S2 devices to communicate with the S2 protocol.
Which leads me to my second question. From what I understand is you can mix S0 and S2 in the same network. However, it doesn’t buy “anymore” security for the S0 devices. S2 wouldn’t have any less security unless it falls back to S0. Thus, mixing S2 and S0 in the same network would be OK and Only the S0 devices would be vulnerable. Would that be correct?
I’m sorry for all of the questions. I’m just trying to figure out what is the best way to move forward, secure what I have, and plan for the future.
Thank you for reading this.