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#1 snmhanson

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 02:11 PM

I am going to be shopping for an automation controller/security system in the near future.  In our old house we had an OPII and I thought it was great.  However, with the changes going on with the Omni systems at Leviton and speculation that they are going to discontinue the line soon, I am thinking it would be a good idea to look at alternatives.  What would you guys recommend?  Elk seems like the closest replacement to an Omni system, but maybe separating security from automation would make sense.  I just started looking into Homeseer and it seems like a pretty robust system - though I would need a separate security system.  Any advice on those or other systems I should look at?  I just want something with a proven track record and plenty of integration with third party devices such as RA2, Sonos, thermostats, etc...

 

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Matt



#2 pete_c

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 06:27 PM

Here have been using Homeseer since 1998.  Omni Pro 2's since early 2000's. 

I am assuming that the OP2 will outlast me these days. 
 
The Omni Pro talks X10, UPB, Zigbee and ZWave.  Homeseer 3 talks to the same and WiFi MQTT.
 
If the OP2 fails and I am of sound mind and body then will update it with a hot spare. 
 
If the hot spare goes then would probably get an Elk.




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