Super simple setup
To get going, just plug Vera in, and then from any web browser in the home go to findvera.com. You will be instantly connected to the Vera gateway in your home - no need for any fiddling with configuration pages of routers, and you don't need a degree in computer networking to get going!
Works with all Z-Wave devices
The version of Vera we sell is fully compatible with all UK and European Z-Wave modules, and all Z-Wave certified European devices
No Z-Wave remote needed
The Vera works as a system controller, and it's USB programming dongle is included - this means that Vera is all you need to control your Z-Wave devices. If you want to add a Z-Wave device to your existing set-up, simply use the programming dongle and Vera will pick up your new device.
Full-featured home automation made simple
If you thought home automation was complicated then you've never seen Vera. With Vera even a total novice can do everything you'd expect from a high-end home automation system:
- Point and click to create scenes, like "Leave for Work" which turns off all the lights and lowers the thermostat, or "Watch a film" which dims the lights, closes the blinds, and turns on the TV and Sky box.
- Examples are: "when this motion detector is tripped, turn on this light for 5 minutes", or "turn on the porch light at sunset", or "notify me when this sensor is tripped".
- Such as "Turn off the inside lights at 8am", "Lower the thermostat on work days at 10am".
- Vera can send you a text message, email, or call you on the phone when certain things happen that you want to be notified of. For example, if a sensor is tripped, or if the lights are still on after everybody has left the house.
Real-time and historic energy usage
Vera constantly tracks how much energy you are using. Every time you turn on a light, or lower the thermostat, Vera logs it and calculates how much energy is being used. Vera then shows you simple, visual charts of your energy usage: in which rooms the energy is being used, by which types of appliances, at which times of day, and day of the week, and so on.
Security / CCTV support
Just plug-in a wireless camera and within about 60 seconds you'll see it appear on the control panel on your mobile phone and web browser. Really, that's it. Then you can see what's going on in your home live, and, if you wish, Vera will keep an archive automatically at regular intervals or when sensors are tripped. Vera's even smart enough to turn on the lights in front of a camera when you're viewing it. Most importantly, Vera is the only consumer security camera system using a secure, encrypted network. Nobody can view your cameras or archive without your password.
Vera includes a beautiful and simple universal remote control app for the iPhone and iPod touch. If you don't have one, you can still use a stand-alone Z-Wave remote control with the Vera set-up
Vera is an open platform for developers
Vera has been designed to be simple enough for the total tech novice, but it's a great choice for developers too. It's an open system, and all the API's are published; even the remote access ones. Vera is based on a messaging system, so it's easy to add write new modules to add functionality. Soon there will also be a Lua-based scripting language with a web based code generator to make it easier for non-programmers.
Unlimited tech support and 1 year warranty
When you buy Vera, Mi Casa Verde will provide you with tech support for a full year, and a 1 year warranty on the hardware.
Money back guarantee
If you're not completely satisfied with Vera, just return her within 30 days for a full refund. No questions asked - that's the UK Automation 30 day money back guarantee!
** Note: To access Vera remotely using the secure network requires a subscription from Mi Casa Verde, which is free for the first 90 days. Without the subscription you can still remotely access Vera as you would any other IP device. Vera does not have an internal hard drive to store the archive of video footage from the security cameras or the log of energy usage. As part of the subscription, Mi Casa Verde provides a secure server and 1GB of capacity for your Vera to store this.