Control Your Home with Vera from Mi Casa Verde

Use Vera, a Z-Wave-based product, to automate your home, and let the computer turn the lights on and off for you.

Daniel Bartholomew lives in North Carolina with his wife and children. He can be found on-line at



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Robert H's picture

I got my vera working with a lamp module and thermostat and was able to log into and turn the a/c on and off and the lamp. It worked great! The next time I logged in via my home network it said it couldn't find vera on the home network and I'm dead in the water. Waiting for tech support. Which by the way doesn't have a phone number. Very frustrated.

VERA is a terrible product

Anonymous's picture

This is a terrible product. It was not working properly, so I contacted their technical support. Their support service had to make changes to the firmware that fixed some of the problems. The system was still incredibly unreliable and the technical support said that there is nothing they can do about it. DO NOT BUY THIS ITEM, IT IS A WAST OF MONEY

How does

Anonymous's picture

How does connects to the vera device ? The vera device is connected to the home network and it gets an internal ip address from the router.


Charlie's picture

Thanks for the review. I've played with HomeSeer, but it didn't scratch the itch. This thing looks pretty cool.

In the article, there is a bash script example. Does anyone know if this thing has perl or python on it (or could)? If so, I assume one could write scripts in those languages that could be triggered with events? I checked the MCV forum, but I didn't see a lot on scripting languages... Any advice would be appreciated!

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Linux-X's picture

I didn`t know that this exist until know, will try it home soon
Thanks for this excellent review