SynoN00b wrote: I'll look into zwave.me and see if it fits the requirements. Would you recommend it? And what about the synology-solution - feasible?
I would recommend zwave.me for experimenting, and learning how to control. As it is a cloud based service, I would not recommend it for a house where you do not permanently stay. They intend to produce a stand-alone Z-box sometime, but I have not seen a release date for it yet. I intend to use it for experimenting first.
My maint objective is to see if I can create 'smart' temperature control in different zones of the house. I have one Danfoss Living Connect Z-Wave radiator valve. This appears to be a rather difficult beast to tame (see discussions on Zwave.me forum). The problem imho is with Danfoss not with the software.
I started out testing on PC, but in the meantime I managed to natively compile the Z-agent client on my DS212+. The drivers for the Aeon stick were installed on the DS212+ with bilil's SynoZwave package. Ultimately I want to create two Synology .spk packages. One for the USB stick, and one for the application. I am not at all proficient in Linux. My last Unix experience was back in the '70s. So it is a culture shock. The client is now running two weeks and a half on the DS212+, and seems stable.
You can both play with bilil's SynoZwave, and Z-wave.me. Just stop the other service, to avoid conflicting commands to devices.
An alternative future option to look at is openremote.org. They can mix protocols, and have nice features for remotecontrol from phones and pads. Behind the scenes they are working on Zwave integration. openremote.org has been compiled for DS212+ as well. (I have not worked with that one yet)