Current Situation vs Desired situation

Door DennusB op dinsdag 24 april 2018 18:03 - Reacties (4)
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There it is. The first real blog about my migration from Homey to Home Assistant.

The first things i would like to tell and discuss and the following :

- Why is Homey not enough?
- Why is Home Assistant the better solution according to me?
- How am i going to migrate without "downtime"?

Why is Homey not enough?
Don't get me wrong; i really like Athom's product. It's a pretty fancy product, priced well and it has A LOT of hardware on board which makes it an ideal hub to control everything in your home.They base everything on NodeJS, which is a good choice because of the easy way to step in to developing your own apps.
But it also has some downsides. Because the product is so broad the developers at Athom need to develop all kinds of things. The last few months i had a few times that because of an update my Homey was not working correctly anymore. Implementations of Z-Wave or Zigbee broke down, WiFi issues, apps crashing etc. That is not bad by any means.... if you use it for your hobby project. If you use Homey to control everything (or almost everything) in your home, then it needs to be stable and you need to be able to rely on it. If it breaks down, your lights won't go on in the evening, your music won't start or all or your flows won't fire.
I really have faith in the Athom developers, and they will make software better... they have a pretty decent roadmap with a lot of nice features... but then there is the second big issue :

The hardware. Years ago, when they started the project as a crowdfunding campaign they made a hardware design; Sufficient for that time, pretty insufficient now. If you run > 10 apps, it already tells you "Please not : Homey can be slower then usual do to the amount of apps".... If you then start using a lot of devices, with a lot of apps and flows, Homey is really slowing then. It even got to a point that the speech of Homey (one of the "big" things in the beginning) started stuttering in every sentence.

And that is why Homey is not enough for me. It was in the beginning, and i really enjoyed it, but i want a more stable platform that i can control myself.

Want to read more? Check it out on my blog : http://www.dennusb.nl/ind...vs-Desired-situation.html

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Door Tweakers user QinX, dinsdag 24 april 2018 18:12

Helemaal perfect, toch maar even je blog bezocht en verder gelezen! O+

Door Tweakers user vanisher, woensdag 25 april 2018 06:55

Ja lijkt me ook leuk om het blog te lezen:

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Door Tweakers user DennusB, woensdag 25 april 2018 06:59

vanisher schreef op woensdag 25 april 2018 @ 06:55:
Ja lijkt me ook leuk om het blog te lezen:

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Ja ik kreeg gisteren de mails van m’n uptimemonitor... ga zo ff kijken!

Door Tweakers user DennusB, woensdag 25 april 2018 08:55

vanisher schreef op woensdag 25 april 2018 @ 06:55:
Ja lijkt me ook leuk om het blog te lezen:

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Problemen met de webhost... heb het hele verhaal in een nieuwe Tweakblog gepost!

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