ImperiHome Conversion Project

Long time ImperiHome user. We have a couple of local rental properties with Vera hubs and ImperiHome based wall mounted tablets. Smart home features are a big selling differentiator with our rental homes.

As you know, IH shut down operations and we’ve been looking for a viable alternative ever since. At the time, IH was the only dashboard game in town for Vera (decided to switch to SmartThings at some point). Thankfully came across Home Remote, was a bit overwhelmed at first, especially coming from IH, with its ease of use and functionality. The lighting page was the most difficult to implement compared to IH. Used a combination of buttons with event triggers, nested page browsers with embedded device browsers. John’s videos were indispensable and inspiring!

Combined two hubs for this- Vera, and Smartthings (some devices are supported by one and not the other). Couldn’t include our virtual devices in Vera, Bill said he made a change and is adding support this week or next. Except for that all works as expected.

Spent the holiday replicating our IH interface on HR. After a lot of struggling, tons of help from Bill (thumbs up), and John’s tutorial videos, happy to say we’re more than satisfied with the result. Included an animation of the project in action.