With the last months being very quiet I toke a stab at HA Green and have to say: it came a long way. With the knowledge of MQTT I gained from Core everything was way easier this time around. Last time I tried HA was 5 years ago so the changes on the UI and backend helped on top.
I finally today decided to switch over. Core was a great ride. Thanks to everyones help I learned a lot and was able to get a stable zigbee network. Learn NodeRed, MQTT and some other things.
Since my backbone is MQTT I hope to fire up core again in the future in case there is a new use for it
I am similarly using an MQTT backbone for everything with various peripheral devices and controllers connected. Very happy with how that’s evolving.
I must have tried most of the existing home automation solutions out there. I started with Vera, then Homeseer, Indigo (Mac only), OpenHAB, Home Assistant Blue, Hubitat and of course Collective Core. I still haven’t tried Homey Pro (because it’s price is way too high and some reviews in Amazon say it’s not that great despite it’s price…).
Having said that, I came to enjoy the DIY approach of Collective Core. I hope it can eventually find its way towards the developers original goals. In the meantime, I’m using a separate Rpi4 with Home Assistant on the side, mostly as a front end for a dashboard, connecting to my Core managed devices via MQTT. It works and I’m happy with it, but I would very much appreciate if Core could do it all by itself. Fingers crossed for 2024 being better than 2023 for Core development.
I’ll likely do this way too. Should I move to a new house likely I’ll move to knx.
I have moved almost everything over to Homey Pro. There are a couple of items I still have on HA while I wait for an app to be created.
Its come a long way since they first shipped it 6ish months ago.
My experience has been much different than the Amazon reviews I just read.
Interesting… Are you in the US?
Homey has always been on the fringes of my radar. I like the concept (or at least the marketing ) but that’s a lot of money for what may not be a ‘sure thing.’
I am in the US.
My home is mostly Lutron, Hue, and Zooz. The coverage for those is great!
I still have to run my Ring Alarm, Pentair Pool, and Emporia Energy devices through Home Assistant into Homey.