So you want to add a person to your Vera Controller.
You should add a new user account if you have anyone who wants to use your Vera Automation Controller with a computer or mobile device. If they are currently using someone else's user credentials, it may cause problems.
Here is how to do it.
You must be an account administrator to do this. If you are not, please contact your Vera Controller administrator for advisement.
1. Log into your controller.
2. Go to the menu and click on the "Users & Account Info" button.
3. Then click on the "Other Users" button.
4. Then Click "Add User" (Top Right)
4. Then add a user name.
5. Then add a user email address.
6. Then add a user password.
Password must be at least 8 characters long and include.
Include at least one lower case letter.
Include at least one upper case letter or number.
Include at least one special character.
7. Document this information for logging into the Vera from another device.
Please copy and paste this information to document it.
8. Then select an account access level.
Please read the details of the account levels.
There is a simpler image below to understand this.
If you plan on using the Geofence for this person you must select at least "Advanced User" or Account Administrator for the access level.
9. Click the add user button (Lower Right), to add the user to your Vera Controller.
Make sure you document your credentials so you can easily log into your Vera with this users credentials you just created.
I use a free password manager called Bitwarden to do this and it works very well.
The following directions are how to log into your Vera Home Automation Controller.
You can access your home automation controller directly if you know the IP or you can use their relay server via their app or your web browser.
Below are directions on how to use the app (Android, IOS) or a web browser too access your controller.
From a computer with internet access, do the following.
From an Android tablet or phone, do the following,
From an Apple (IOS) tablet or phone, do the following,
The following directions are how to operate your Vera Home Automation Controller
Now that you are logged in to your automation controller, you should be on the "Dashboard" page.
To navigate between pages, select the "Menu", located on any page in the top left corner and select the page you want from the menu drop down.
Here are the pages you will see and a description on what the contain.
The Dashboard page is where you can see your controllers alerts, mode information, device shortcuts and any favorites you have created.
The devices page is where you will find all of the devices connected to your controller.
You can sort these devices by room, type and list.
Please scroll down to learn more about devices.
The camera page is where you will see any cameras attached to your controller.
Clicking on the camera image will give you the options for that camera and make the camera picture bigger.
Geofencing (Mobile Only)
The Geofencing page is where your geofencing is set up.
Your geofence is the a fence drawn around your home where leaving and entering it will cause your homes mode to change.
Please do not go into this section unless you know what you are doing.
The scenes page is where your scenes reside.
Scenes are predetermined instructions based on certain events.
A scene may consist of turning a light on at 7PM every day.
This is where your homes intelligence is and where events are controlled from.
To play a scene, tap the play button.
To edit a scene, tap the pencil and edit that scene.
To add a scene, tap the + Add a Scene button and fill out the necessary information.
Now let's learn a bit about your devices and how you can control them.
Let's go back to the "Devices" section.
Go ahead and explore. Feel free to turn on and off your devices. Please remember that your home controller communicates wirelessly to your devices. Being wireless, these devices may not react instantly. Take your time and give the controller time to react and gather its thoughts so to say. Be patient as there is a lot going on in the background.
You might have different devices on your system or different devices attached to your system. Below are some examples.
If you are an administrator on your account, please DO NOT DELETE or REMOVE any devices from your system.
If you have a light module, you can see it's current status and turn it on and off by tapping on the On/Off slider.
Electric Door Lock
If you have a electric door lock, you can see it's current status, it's battery level, lock it, unlock it and possibly set a pin for people to use.
If you have a thermostat, you can see the current temperature of the home and control your HVAC (Heater/Vent/Air Conditioner) as if you were standing right there.
Garage Door Sub Controller
You may have your garage door attached to your system. Now you can see the status of it and open it and close it.
Door Window Sensor
You may also have your doors or windows attached to your system. You can now see if they are open or closed.
You may also have motion sensor attached to your system. Now you can see if anyone is moving in your home when you are not home and get notifications if they do.
Smoke / CO Sensor
You may also have a smoke detector or carbon monoxide sensor attached to your system. You can see the status of these devices also.
Your new home controller is expandable and can control almost any aspect of your home. Here are more examples of what it can do.
There are lot's of new features on these new controllers. We have some tutorials on our Youtube site and the "How to" section in our web site.
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Of course you can always call us if you have any questions. We are here to make sure you get the most out of your new system.
Thanks again for the opportunity and we really hope you enjoy your new Home Automation Controller.