Vera 2 - Z-Wave Home Automation Controller
- Z-Wave version: 5.02
- Ethernet ports: 2
- USB ports: 2
- Wi-Fi: 802.11g
- Power consumption: 6 watts
- Operating system: Linux
- CPU: Broadcom BCM5354 chip rev 2 (BCM3302 V2.9)
Vera can slash your energy bill by 1/3 by making sure your lights, appliances, and heating/cooling systems are on only when needed.
Home control software for the PC computer is complicated and requires you to leave your computer on all the time using up to 200 watts of electricity. But Vera uses only 6 watts and is very simple. There is no software to install and no computer skills are needed. Vera also cuts out the "vampire" power that appliances, like TV's, consume even when they're turned off.
And Vera presents you clear charts visually showing where your energy is being used: in which rooms, by which types of appliances, at which times of day, and day of the week.
In California, Vera listens for Flex Alerts and can automatically reduce your energy usage when the power grid is overloaded, helping prevent brown-outs.
Just plug-in Vera's wireless security cameras and alarm sensors to receive alerts on your mobile phone when something happens back home, and see what's going on with the cameras--both live and from an archive.
Vera is the only mainstream home security + monitoring solution that uses the same commercial-grade secure network that banks use for online banking, so you can be assured no hacker can spy on you.
Control all the devices in your home using your mobile phone or a web browser. Vera also turns the Apple iPhone and iPod touch into an attractive and simple universal remote control for your tv's and a/v gear.