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Note: This information is only for Vera1/UI2. For more information about Vera2 with UI4 go to and for more information about Vera2, Vera3, Vera Lite with UI5 go to

To start setting up and using Vera now, see the Quick Start Guide which guides you through Vera's setup pages.

After Vera is setup, the Dashboard gives you quick control.

What can Vera do for me?

If you're not yet sure what Vera can do for you, then before you begin, you may want to learn more about some of these common tasks things Vera is used for:

Security Get alerts via SMS, Email or telephone calls of security breaches and remotely arm/disarm your alarm and open doors

Home Monitoring See what's going on in your home by watching your cameras from a PC or cell phone

Convenience Control lighting, climate, draperies and a variety of devices using your cell phone, iPhone, iPod or other handheld remote. Automate your home so devices do things automatically based on timers or in resonse to events

Energy Conservation Monitor your energy consumption. See how much you're spending on energy, and save money by eliminating vampire energy drains.

Universal Remote Control all the TV's, Cable box's, and other A/V devices in your home with a single remote that also handles home automation.

Mobile Phone Control your system using your cell phone. It's safe and secure.

Web Access Access your home gateway from anywhere on the internet. We offer a service that gives you access using the same high-security safeguards used for online banking, and it sets itself up automatically so it's simple for a total novice.

Z-Wave Learn about the variety of Z-Wave accessories, such as light switches, alarm sensors, garage door openers, door locks, and hand-held remotes.

Other resources

Networking_Setup Only needed if you want to manually configure Vera's network settings instead of letting Vera do it automatically.


Technical information for software developers or somebody who wants to get under the hood

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