i fully agree, the harmony hubs work great especially when integrating them into homeseeer so we an fire events when not at home using your plugin.
Other option would be the remotec zwave airco controllers. They are also around 80 euros.
Software: HS3, HStouch, Plugwise , BLBackup, BLLatestImage, Zwave, JowiHUE, PHlocation, Netcam, Harmony Plugin, ThinkingCleaner, HSPhone, Eneco Toon Script, Pushover, Visonic Powermax LV Interface
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