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Flexible, Powerful, and Affordable Z-Wave Controller for Your Home and Business
Vera Control, LTD VeraLite INSTEON-Compatible Z-Wave Controller
Vera Control, LTD VeraLite INSTEON-Compatible Z-Wave Controller
Vera Control, LTD VeraLite INSTEON-Compatible Z-Wave Controller
Item# 13705
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Overview

  • Simple setup process will have you up and running in no time
  • Access the Vera Network free of charge from any internet browsing device
  • Universal compatibility allowing control of Z-Wave products from any manufacturer
  • Live video streaming, alarm panel integration, and advanced energy monitoring available through downloadable apps
  • Decrease energy consumption to save money and the planet
  • Capable of bridging INSTEON, Z-Waveand X10 networks

Essential Info

Vera Control is offering home control that is affordable for everyone, with their new VeraLite, Z-Wave controller. Featuring a faster processor and more memory for downloading apps, Vera is more powerful than ever. The VeraLite is designed for those that already have a Wi-Fi router and want to add home control. Advanced users with multiple device types and plug-ins will find Vera is up to almost any challenge. Compatible with INSTEON, Z-Wave, and X10 devices, the Vera allows user's to easily integrate new lighting or appliance controls into their home, while also providing them a choice between different protocols to be used. Vera is compatible with all other types of Z-Wave devices. This gives the user a larger selection of devices to choose from. Take advantage of everything the Z-Wave world has to offer and choose the devices that best match your home decor.

Vera is a great solution for new construction and those who already have home automation devices installed in their home or business. Vera's unparalleled interoperability lets you include your existing devices and add on new device types, such as Z-Wave, INSTEON, and IP cameras. Receive an alert and view live video footage on your web enabled mobile device anytime a motion sensor is tripped in your home or business. Imagine knowing exactly when your children get home from school, when an elderly grandparent gets out of bed, or if motion has been detected while you are away on vacation. Vera can automatically turn on lighting so you never have to approach your home in the dark. change a thermostats temperature in your home while on your way there from work. Monitor energy usage to find bad habits you can change to save money and track your spending. Automatically receive notifications when motion is detected, a certain device has been activated, a flood or leak has been detected, and much more.

Using Z-Wave or INSTEON sensors, metering devices, IP cameras, and lighting or appliance control modules, you will give yourself the power to know exactly what you are spending on energy and exactly what is going on in your home, even when you are not there. Vera can be remotely accessed from any web-enabled mobile Device (iPhone, iPad, Notebook computer, etc.), free of charge. Locally or remotely program and control your Z-Wave or INSTEON devices through the use of events, scenes, and timers. These different forms of control offer excellent flexibility to the homeowner. With the Vera you will improve your quality of life and save money using automated lighting and appliance control. You have unlimited options for scenes, rooms, timers, events and notifications. You can provide better security and a safer environment for your family. Most important, you can save a great deal of money by scheduling your devices to only activate when needed, and do all of this while improving your home decor.

Note: Also available, the new Vera 3 controller offers the same control features but with more memory and built-in Wi-Fi. See the comparison chart under the "More Info" section

Manuals/Software

What's Included

  • 1x - VeraLite - US INSTEON - Compatible Z-Wave Controller
  • 1x - Installation Guide

  • More Info

    About Z-Wave:
    Z-Wave is a wireless technology which uses Radio Frequency signals to communicate between transmitters and receivers. Each device in Z-Wave networks act as repeaters ensuring each signal reaches the intended location. This reliable, wireless ecosystem creates an integrated network unifying all of your home's electronics. Perfect for new construction or retrofit applications, Z-Wave is a wonderful, interoperable automation solution for both homes and businesses which can create wonderful savings and help save the planet through less energy consumption. Z-Wave allows users to control their entire home locally and remotely from a PC, smart-phones or web-enabled mobile device. Z-Wave is an open protocol technology. Z-Wave products are currently manufactured by the biggest names in the consumer electronics industry; Cooper Wiring Devices, Leviton's Vizia RF+, Intermatic, Aeotec by Aeon Labs, Honeywell, Schlage, Kwikset, Yale, Baldwin Hardware, General Electric, Elk, TrickleStar, FortrezZ, Evolve Guest Controls, and more!

    Features and Benefits
  • No monthly fee for remote access to your Z-Wave network from any web enabled device (smart-phones, Notebook computers).

  • Convenient graphical user interface (GUI) provides a setup process for the Vera3 that is easy to complete with Vera Control's step-by-step instructions.

  • Vera is guaranteed to work with ALL Z-Wave devices: Including Deadbolt locks, scene controllers, all types of sensors, lighting and appliance controls, thermostats, energy metering devices, IP cameras, 3rd party alarm panels, IR devices, Control4 and more.

  • Expandable Applications: Vera Control's app store offers 3rd party apps that extend your experience through features such as weather forecasting, media control, alarm panel integration, remote live video streaming, and more!

  • Advanced Energy Monitoring capabilities allow you to take control of your energy bill and start saving money. Works with the T.E.D., Aeon Labs energy meters.

  • Advanced Set-up Tab: This feature helps you to have trouble free use of advanced features such as infrared (IR) universal remote control, integration with monitored alarm systems, ability to bridge multiple Z-Wave networks with INSTEON, X10, and other home automation protocols.

  • Video Monitoring: Vera 3 allows you to stream live video from network or IP cameras even through your smart-phone. Vera Control allows you to store your video footage on their secure servers which you can then access from anywhere you have internet access.

  • Bridge Multiple Vera Devices Over IP: Enhance the signal range of your Z-Wave network by using more than one Vera device. Two or more Vera controllers can be bridged over IP allowing them to operate as one controller.

  • Open API's: The Vera home control engine, created by MiOS, was developed with an open architecture so that you or your installer can create custom apps to offer to all Vera users.

  • No Broadband Connection Needed for Local Control: Vera can configure and set-up your network allowing control of all your devices without the need of an internet connection.


    Vera3 & VeraLite Technical Comparison Chart
    SpecificationVera3VeraLite
    CPU500 MHz MIPS SoC500 MHz MIPS So
    Flash NAND32 MB32 MB
    MemoryDDR2 128 MBDDR2 64 MB
    USB ports11
    WAN ports11
    LAN ports4N/A
    Z-WaveBuilt-in with internal antennaBuilt-in with internal antenna
    Wi-FiIEEE 802.11nN/A
    Dimensions (HxWxD)177mm x 130mm x 34mm116mm x 95mm x 44mm
    Battery PackExternal, Rechargeable4 AA batteries (included)


    Important Note: To control INSTEON devices you need a Power Link MODEM (not a controller). For example the 2414U won't work because it's an INSTEON controller (not a modem) and uses a different protocol.

    Compatible INSTEON Interfaces: PowerLinc Modem - INSTEON USB Interface (Dual-Band) and INSTEON PowerLinc Modem, USB.







  • Specifications

    Specifications
    ManufacturerVera Control, LTD
    Manufacturer Product No.VeraLite-US
    UPC728028174649
    CPU500 MHz MIPS SoC
    Flash NAND32 MB
    MemoryDDR2 64 MB
    USB1x - Ports
    WAN1x - Ports
    LAN0x - Ports
    Z-WaveBuilt-in with internal antennae
    Dimensions (HxWxD)116mm x 95mm x 44mm
    Input AC100 ~ 240v, 50~60Hz
    Output DC12V/2A
    Battery Pack4 AA batteries (included)
    CertificationsFCC, CE
    Safety UL/cUL

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Mi Casa Verde Inc, Tel: (866) 966-2272

    Reviews

    30 Ratings
    5 star: 37%  (11)
    4 star: 27%  (8)
    3 star: 17%  (5)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
    1 star: 20%  (6)
    Average Customer Rating
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    JEFF -- springboro, OH   1/20/2014
    works great so far, looking to expand system, would like more verified options for compatible thermostats
    Squarepant -- Washington DC   12/3/2013
    User interface is clunky, not working from touch devices/Tablets. Forget to configure devices with the walk-up mode, do it when Vera is on the network. The buttons are ridiculously small and the LEDs has no proper labeling and they are blinking out of control. Once you are beyond these hassles it works - but come on, a pretty face sells and and ugly one sends it back with an RMA.
    MIRNA -- atlanta, GA   8/19/2013
    Works well and it is easy to install. Recommend to go to YouTube and watch the videos on how to connect devices to it. The instructions are not very clear, but the videos are great!
    MALACHY -- falls church, VA   8/12/2013
    I'd give it a minus star if there was one. Looks good but doesn't work. I am relatively tech savvy but whoever designed the web site (needed to get it to work) certainly was the low bidder. It is almost impossible to figure out or navigate through. I called their tech support line and all I got was a recording saying leave a message for a call back. That was two days ago and I was leaving town for a month & needed to network it to my door lock. I am returning the item and will get another type of bridge network to operate my Schlage locks.
    dman229 -- virginia   8/8/2013
    This sounds like a neat product. But anyone here with Insteon experiences with this controller ?
    CLAUDIO -- sao paulo, XX   4/1/2013
    excellent
    JAMES -- odessa, TX   3/21/2013
    Love it love it!! Can't wait to get more products to control. Works great with my Trane Thermostat and any Nexia equipment from Home Depot or Lowes.
    SLOGeo -- san luis obispo, CA   2/21/2013
    I personally enjoy working on this Z-wave project but when I Buy the Farm that will be the end of it at our house as mere mortals will not be able to figure this out... It's an entire learn by doing project for folks that enjoy it. You'd think that doing a Schedule could at least be simple... not! It's good for scheduling days and time of events but whether or not the device was to be turned ON or OFF should be right there too... but Nooo you pretty much need to trial and error figure that out. We need a book Vera for the Complete Idiot. Last night I installed a Evolve switch/transmitter, I have it paired and up and running but it looks like it will now be trial and error to figure out to set it up to operate a recirculation pump at the Z-wave receptacle in the garage. For sooo much Veralite information online you'd think it would be easier to do the basics... I'm a mechanical engineer to boot which probably causes me distress over the instructions, or lack thereof. I do not know one person that I could recommend this to that I thought would be able to set this up. George Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt; Outdoor receptacle fountain; Indoor receptacle pump; Evolve transmitter intended for shower hot water recirculation pump All this is intended to be helpful to the project of Z-wave from my point of view at least. g
    KEN -- san jose, CA   1/20/2013
    Could be more user friendly. Quite technically challenging especially with the setup via the internet (instructions are not thorough and comprehensive)
    kieule -- san jose, California   1/15/2013
    It does require patience and it is technically challenging. Definitely not a plug-and-play device. Works as advertised. Though, instructions are not quite as advertised. For example, when setting the Vera up for enrolling a device, the instructions says that the ready light should be solid and not blinking. However, for my case, the Vera went straight into inclusion mode light blinking slowly - i never saw a solid ready light. When this happen, you can't include any device eventhough it is in inclusion mode. I had to get out of inclusion mode by going into exclusion mode. Then back into inclusion mode. Then the inclusion mode works for me and I was able to enroll devices.
    ZIAD -- springfield, NJ   1/13/2013
    It does it's job and for the price, it is a good value. However, the interface is very clunky and not smooth. It is not very intuitive and some functions fail to work which require intervention by the manufacturer - on customer support, they are very helpful.
    Mike -- duluth, GA   1/8/2013
    Before getting Vera Lite, I picked up the Schlage Nexia system to work with a deadbolt and a Trane Thermostat. It performed fine and I'd recommend that for someone who doesn't want to tinker and has few requirements. The number of compatible devices for Nexia quickly became annoying especially not working with my pre-existing IP cameras and I didn't really like paying the monthly access fee...to get to my own server. I've been very happy with the Vera Lite buy this one instead of Vera3 if you already have a wireless network, the setup was a little trickier than Nexia, but the forums on micasaverde.com answered every problem that I had. I had a problem with one node in particular, but the Repair button did as advertised. Definitely worth buying the Square Connect iPhone app to go with this to make some very slick interfaces very easily.
    EMILIO -- wakefield, MA   1/7/2013
    The hardware itself is excellent. The software is extremely configurable / scriptable but needs some polishing. The web interface is not consistent and cluttered. A decent mobile interface requires third party applications. However; this solution requires no monthly fees and the upfront price is an excellent value for what we get. If you're technically inclined, and have some basic software development skills; this unit is for you. Overall I'm very happy with it so far. I'm able to control a Kwickset ZWave lock and Z-Wave plugs
    Germ -- South Carolina   9/6/2012
    First time using one of these. This one works quite well. I does everything they say it will.
    JOE -- winchester, VA   7/27/2012
    Excellent! Makes home automation MAGIC easy. I thought the videos had to be over-promising, but it really delivered.
    JANA -- winter haven, FL   7/22/2012
    This was our 2nd purchase for an additional property and are very happy. It is fairly technical to set up so not for the non-technical...
    mgmgmg -- Minnesota   6/13/2012
    Be careful when buying this device. I went to the micasaverde website to compare all the options that is has but after purchasing the unit it fell short in many catagories. If you are looking for it to mainly just do zwave devices then you will be fine but anything else is trial and error with this device. It states on their website that it supports Insteon products which is not true. To make it work with Insteon you will need to load a plugin that is not in the app store and the plugin is also in alpha stages of development. The DSC security panel is also a little buggy. You cannot use the plugin that is in the app store, you have to load one from the mios website and they also say that it supports the eyez on 2ds module for integrating the dsc panel which also does not work all the time. It randomly disconnects and needs to be reloaded to get the connection working again. This unit is going on ebay and I am moving on to Homeseer. I guess you get what you pay for.
    RICHARD -- palo alto, CA   5/30/2012
    A bit of a pain to set up. The first day I had some rogue events with lights turning on at the wrong time, but everything has been fine since then.
    dxh -- louisville, KY   4/20/2012
    What a fantastic product. Based on a very reliable version of Linux normally used for wifi routers, this is a fast, open home automation control system. If you already have a router/wifi box, then get the Vera Lite, it has the same linux base but not any of the router hardware or features. Its just stripped down to doing home automation.

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