I’ve been playing around with the idea of migrating to Home Assistant for some time. I had a SmartThings v1 Hub when released - then migrated to the v2 hub several years ago when it was released. My v2 hub finally died - stopped booting. I thought no problem - I’ll just plug in another hub and keep going. Well it all has to be rebuilt from scratch - more than 125 devices and various automations - so I’m going to migrate.
I’m looking at hardware for Zwave / Zigbee - with more than 125 devices.
For a PC I was thinking about using this mini PC, seems like the RPI experience is ok, but everyone seems to be happier with a more powerful system.
For Zwave I was going to use the Aeotec z-stick gen5. I’ve read that backups are possible, so in the event of another failure I’m not running all around the house putting devices into exclusion/inclusion mode - trying to figure out which button on which device is exclusion…ugh…
I can’t seem to find a zigbee USB stick. I’ve looked all over for the HUSBZB-1 but it’s not in stock anywhere I can find…is there another recommendation for Zigbee? I see some recommendations for Dresden and another for TI device…
Any other suggestions for what I need?
Thanks in advance.