I have been using Homeseer for ~20 odd years but today a colleague of mine showed his HA UI on his phone and his web site on a PC. I have to say that they were really sleek when compared to my Homeseer UI. My HS pages look really old fashioned and outdated so I started to think if I could move to HA. My HS setup consists of:
-several programmable controllers (made by Ouman in FInland) with Modbus interface+Moxa Nport tcpip-RS485 converters
-Steca inverter with Modbus interface+Moxa Nport tcpip-RS485 converters
-DSC PC1864+IT100 interface
-ABB electricity meters with Modbus interface+Moxa Nport tcpip-RS485 converters
-Mitsubishi air heat pumps with Modbus interface+Moxa Nport tcpip-RS485 converters
-HS4.2 with few paid plugins
-HSTouch (on my Android phone)
I have done the Modbus communication using my own VBscripts. HS has been relatively stable since HS2 and I have improved the VBScripts over the years.
I have found a Modbus integration with HA so I wonder if this works with my controllers (Modbus - Home Assistant) and if it works do I need to write my own yaml-code. I will get a Raspberry PI 3 from my colleague for a loan so I could do testing with one extra controller. If this is not working then HA is a no-go but if I manage to get the communication working then I may go further with HA.
Another thing which annoys me in HS is that it is based on running events so e.g. polling of devices happens e.g. once a minute. Running of my VBScripts takes typically ~1s so there is no point in running an event/VBscrip once a second so I wonder how devices (e.g. my controllers) are polled in HA.
I have logged my energy data to text files since early HS days so it would be very useful to be able read this old data. I have developed my own asp-pages to plot the energy data using Chartdirector (www.avsofteng.com).
I’m also using MS Access database for logging some other data but not the energy data. I can also read data from this Access file and plot them using Chartdirector.
So, my basic concerns are:
-can you create your own asp/html pages e.g. for reading my old text files for consumption data
-can you import a MS Access data base
Any advice would be very helpful. Thanks in advance.