I use OpenHab since some time. Its not bad. But there are some annoying things why as a whole system never worked for me like it should:
- I use mostly z-wave items. Different vendors like Danalock, Aeotec, Fibaro, Qubino. With every item the same problem. After switching them with OpenHab or manually, they have just 50-60% chance to send the status or electricity consumption or battery status. In 40-50% i get no information, and is not important how i configure the items. I tried different items, but the same result, so it can not be because the item, it must be somewhere in OH.
- I know OH is a free thing, and because this no real support, but i think lot of people would be happy to pay something if they would know, that the Home Automatisation system they try too make would work. Just 2 examples:
a. I changed my network system to unify, because there was a good binding to unify in OH. Some time later i evolved my system, and there was some updates from unify side and after this the binding dont worked anymore. After a time someone else made an another binding, which should be downloaded and installed manually, thats worked a bit, but since this no bugfix or change in OH, so that the working binding would be added to automatically download.
b. I planned to make an entry system with e-key, which have a binding too, but where is the garantie that if i invest 2k euro in the ekey system it would work with the binding, and that the binding would be updatet for later use? After my 1500 Euro investment in Unify almost was for nothing i fear to invest in anything which should work with OH.