HomeSeer for Pi3 is free. Something to consider

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  1. Holbs

    Holbs Getting the hang of it

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    HS3-Pi3 Free Smart Home Automation Software | HomeSeer – HomeSeer Store
    I am leaning towards HomeAssistant for my future Home Automation software due to it's price and power. Never programmed before so HomeSeer might be a close second. While digging around for info about automated shades, came across this HomeSeer for pi3 being free with associated HomeSeer ads. Of course, the plug in prices are not which are a concern. But still is good to label this as a consideration or a trial run.
     
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    JNDATHP Pulling my weight

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    If it were me, I would go with HS3 standard for $125 through tonight. The pi3 only allows for 5 plugins, if I recall.

    We originally purchased HS3 Pro but could have saved some money by going the standard route.

    While I am not familiar with Home Assistant, I can say that although HS3 has a bit of a learning curve, it is extremely powerful and adaptive. And, there is a pretty active forum where one can get answers to their questions.
     
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    eeeeesh Getting the hang of it

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    $125 is a decent price for their 'HS3 Standard'. If you actually look at what the 'Pro' version includes, chances are you won't use any of the extras

    And, HomeSeer has a 50% off sale twice a year. As I recall, I think it is during the months of May and November. The $125 price is their standard 50% off price. They also have a plugin in for BlueIris, although I have not played around with it yet
     
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    Holbs Getting the hang of it

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    is there an issue with this Free HS? From what I read, some ADS in a banner is all. Is the software limited for functions?
     
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    JNDATHP Pulling my weight

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    No, not really other than it will only run 5 plugins. Some plugins don't run well in linux with the various Mono versions.
     
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    thendawg n3wb

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    What about openhab? I wouldnt call working with it "programming" but it certainly is more in depth then using a point and click UI to configure everything, on the other hand its powerful, super customizable, and everything's free/open source. There's quite a bit of documentation to get a lot of things working, but I did find myself "expirementing" a lot to get things the way I want them.
     
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    silencery Young grasshopper

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    Seconded for the openHAB recommendation. Been using it with blueiris for years and it runs great!

    I've heard nice things about homeseer as well, but haven't had a chance to play with it. This is an attractive opportunity to try it out. Thanks for the heads up!