The long-awaited VeraPlus home automation controller is now available to pre-order with deliveries promised within the next 5 weeks.
The multi-protocol unit talks Z-Wave (Plus), ZigBee, Bluetooth LE and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi. Vera say the Plus supports over 1,400 devices and they have apps for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile.
Even if a device has its own app there are many benefits to controlling it with Vera. It can interact. Your Schlage lock can automatically change your Nest thermostat, for example, as you unlock your door. Most security sensors for doors, windows, motion, etc. require a controller and its app; they don’t work alone. The Vera Dashboard app combines devices that come with their own apps with devices that have no app into one, easy to control panel accessible from anywhere using phone, tablet or laptop.
The VeraPlus costs around $150 and is available to pre-order now.