I’ve been using ZWave for 2.5 years now - initially on a reskinned Vera, then on a Vera, and for several months on the ZWAVE.ME USB stick.
Each of these presented major problems:
the reskinned Vera had very little device support and was not receiving any firmware upgrades
the proper Vera (the Plus) occasionally (not many times, maybe 1% of the time) missed sensor state changes, which on my front door sensor was a complete deal-breaker
the ZWAVE.ME stick, while relatively OK so far, has presented me with many, many moments of rage because of OZWCP - ok, I get it, it’s open-source, etc., but seriously, the lack of feedback for pretty much anything you do outside of opening the log (which, to me at least, is extremely cryptic) makes it very difficult to use, especially when combined with the fact that some devices are difficult to access/pair/reset (they’re behind power switches, etc.)
Thus, can anything be done? Is there a Vera-like device which is actually reliable so that I can use a more friendly system as opposed to OZWCP?
I mean, comparing how OZWCP does things with how Conbee+Deconz works, the difference is night and day…at this point it might just be worthwhile to chuck the whole thing and go completely Zigbee+WiFi, as ZWave increasingly seems to be a dead end. Amazon, Xiaomi and IKEA are all huge players that have ignored ZWave, so at this time it looks like it will go the way of HD-DVD and Betamax.