Best Zwave Plus Door Sensors and Accessories to Start 2021 Right!
I’m a big fan of home automation and other similiar technologies. Unfortunately, the area is still in its infancy and requires a hands on hobbiest approach unless yo uyare willing to spend a literal boatload of cash.
I personally tried a number of options, including HomeSeer, Vera, Smart Things, and a few others. The best option came out to be:
|HomeTroller Pi||HomeTroller Plus||HomeTroller PRO|
|OS||Linux||Windows 10||Windows 10|
|Max Plugins||Up to 5||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Z-Wave Radio||✓||Sold Separately||Sold Separately|
|CPU||Broadcom||Intel Celeron||Intel Celeron|
|RAM||1 GB||4 GB||4 GB|
|Storage||16 GB||64 GB||120 GB|
Its based on linux and runs well with no ssiues, but when you need to change something its no problem figuring it out quickly, everything is well docuemnted.
Many z-Wave devices use 9v batteries. After spending time going over many different kinds: it doesn’t matter. These are a great option from Amazon: