I'm about to buy my first zwave items too....so I was hoping for a better response on the misterhouse list...
From: Chris [email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [mh] open-zwave
>I'd love to hear about this as well. Is anyone using Misterhouse with zwave?
I was one of the very few using Z-Wave with Misterhouse and did so for 4 or 5 years. About 8 months ago I switched to a VeraLite from Mi Casa Verde. I still use Misterhouse but a lot of what it did has shifted to the VeraLite.
Just a few of the benefits of the VeraLite is it works right out of the box. You can write code for it to suite your needs, plus there are a lot of others that can help you with everything from scene scripting to writing in Vera's native language. The main
user interface is Web based and can be logged onto via a secure channel with about anything with a browser such as an iPhone.
The Vera is very small, draws very little power, runs Linux and uses Lua as a programming language.
I am not knocking Misterhouse but if you want to go the Z-Wave route on it, you are going to be very much on your own. A Z-Wave USB stick is $50 and no support, the VeraLite $180 on Amazon and plenty of support.