Global Reliability of Zibabox
I'm using a Zipabox since 2013. 39 modules (shutter in-wall modules, wall-plugs, heater in-wall modules, smoke detectors, doors detectors, motion or temp sensors, etc) and 50 rules.
brands : Fibaro mostly, Qubino, Everspring, zipato and coolcam.
I had chosen this box because it was the only one who had a "without script puzzle system" more user friendly and with a strong marketing announcement "Do it yourself" meaning no need of a professional.
After many issues and despite some temporary solutions, and the support team should remember me (also Sebastian Popovic), my main issue is not solved (it disappear after a reboot but after some hours it reappear). I mean "latency", random latency.
Maybe my first generation of Zibabox is the cause but nobody confirm me that. I consider that is general with all Zipabox.
Latency make the system unreliable and uncomfortable for a daily use.
- This morning : command to turn on lights... executed 30 minutes later.
- in stairs, motion detector detect me but no light (yes if you wait 5 min or more)
- command to close shutter executed after 15min and sometimes never.
I can't do a ZWNTUT every days, that make no sense.
At my last support request I received this answer "This is a DIY installation with various brands, For further checks you will need to request a professional hour or checkup." No, that was not the deal. I didn't signed to pay professional services but to be able to do things by myself. But that need explanations.
I considered using the Zipabox as an alarm but I can't trust in a system with so much latency (e.g. you arm the alarm but it is really armed 30min later... :( ). Subject closed for the moment.
I'm using Google home to send commands to Zipabox through Google Assistant/IFTTT.
There are many vendors supported by google assistant and it appears that new connected house are using WiFi versus Z-Wave. The question is why to continue to use z-wave network when many connected devices can do the job, more and more (like Shutterbox)?
I begun to buy some WiFi connected wall-plugs and bulbs and it works very well. My WiFi is a solid Uniquiti Network.
I will be very happy if support or the whole community help me and confirm that Zipabox is really a relevant and reliable solution for my home automation. Because my opinion at this time is "it works but not correctly. 10 devices or module is OK, but not for 40 modules (and I don't have automated all I want).
I would love to have your comments.
Do you have also this latency issue? Do you know why and how to avoid that effect?