Hi, I have no experience using openHAB - total beginner! I am software/electronics Geek though I just bought an Intel NUC barebones CPU(N3700 CPU), and want to install Ubuntu + openHAB 2 on it.
My question is, what is the best(easiest, best supported) way to add Z wave integration to my system? I was thinking of getting VeraPlus, but after many very negative posts on this forum, think might be better just getting a Z wave controller like the “Aeon USB Z-Stick Gen5”? I would want to do all my controlling via openHAB, so don’t think I will use any of the advanced features of the vera, would only use it as an interface between my openHAB and Z wave devices.
I am also not 100% committed to Ubuntu, and could put Windows on the server if that would be easier and more reliable?
Would greatly appreciate opinions of users with reliably working Z Wave networks controlled by openHAB.
Thanks for all the info! I have ordered an Intel NUC with N3700. Will install Ubuntu on there and see how it goes. The Z wave stuff for Australia is very expensive unfortunately! They use a slightly different frequency for Oz, and the prices are multiplied by 2 to 4 for what the same product is available in the US