After 3 weeks of test, or should I say trial on error, disapointment, stress and more dispointment, my homey goes back to amazon.
The idea behind Homey is amazing and on paper it is the best device you can imagine. the truth is that it is far away from prime time. The Z-Wave range is a joke. I can live with the fact that I have to buy Z-Wave Range extenders and so on, but not with the fact that time triggered flows do not launch, my Spirit valves do no work reliable because homey has time out errors. They work like a charm on my old eedomus system, so the valves are not the problem. Then homey was updated to firmware 6 and my Panasonic Climatisation stopped working.
The idea with community apps is great, but they are nor reliable. No guaranty for the skills of the developer, no guaranty that the app is supported and continued.
Here you see that Athom is still a startup that does not have the resources to support the product. Community apps are just good to fill a gap, but Athom should develop their own “certified” apps for the major products and the Spirit Valves are the most sold in Europe. I’m willing to pay a reasonable amount for certified apps that are reliable. The user should be able to take the risk to install a free community app or a certfied app that he has to buy to be sure it is supported and reliable, or as long as Athom has no solution for new products take the risk to add it with a community app.
For me, homey is actually a gadget for freaks, but far away from a reliable solution. Sorry, if this sounds to hard.
My next adventure will be a Hubitat Elevation C7 that is ordered and may be later Home Assistant
To all Homey fans, I wish you all the best and I hope that Athom will one day be able to deliver a prime product with your help.