With Haiku being discontinued and SmartThings cloud somewhat unreliable I'm looking for a new rule engine / iPhone app / web interface. I've looked at both HomeSeer 3 and openHAB, which have drivers for my OmniPro II, Lutron RadioRA 2, Z-wave locks / plugs, and Amazon Echo devices. I liked what I saw with Home Assistant, but it is missing drivers and I'm not sure I have the time to develop them, especially since I don't know python.
If HomeSeer 3 had a good web dashboard / mobile app with push notifications it would be a no brainier. The OmniPro II and RadioRA 2 drivers just work and pull down the names. It also supports multiple Z-wave controllers, which means finally my shop and home devices can be combined in one unified interface. Additionally the automation rules are extremely flexible. I did see there is HSBuddy for push notifications / iPhone app so that might work.
I'm currently running the trial on a Pi3 with Z-Stick. It appears I can upgrade from the limited 5 plugin version by purchasing the standard and extracting it over the current install. It also looks like I can purchase additional Pi3 and Z-Stick and roll my own Z-Net using ser2net.
Looking at openHAB the setup requires manual configuration all my zones and devices. The dashboard functionality is awesome and the iPhone app supports push notifications. The big issue is it only supports one Z-wave network. The only solution I saw is to install two instances and pub/sub with MQTT. I'm also unsure of the Z-wave support for changing lock codes, etc.
I'm planning to add some MQTT temp/humidity sensors using the ESP8266 and DHT22 so I can control the ceiling fans and exhaust fan in my shop. Having to connect to two controllers, puts me back into the same issue I have with SmartThings.
Any thoughts on which way to go? If HomeSeer 3 had the same openHAB dashboard and iPhone app I would have purchased it already. Side note I'm jealous over Home Assistant's push notifications with the ability to specify an action. Ex. I can send an alert for the doorbell and show a prompt to unlock the door.