How to switch from Vera to Homey

Published 10 months ago 3 minutes

Vera users are increasingly switching to Homey. Users often mention the lack of development on the (closed) Vera platform, the slow user interface and the versatility of Homey as important reasons. Should you make the switch from Vera to Homey as well? Let’s find out.

Trade in your Vera for cashback on Homey!

Homey vs. Vera

Homey and Vera are both smart home systems available in Europe. But what are the differences and similarities? The compatibility comparison between Homey and Vera is easy: Homey features core connectivity options such as 433MHz (Somfy, DIO, Nexa…) and infrared that Vera doesn’t have. On the same supported technologies, Homey boasts extended device support and better interfaces for those devices.

Vera has a slightly more extended PC interface than Homey does. However, this interface is slow and not very user-friendly. Homey puts all this functionality – and more – in its mobile app. This makes it a lot easier to add or change devices on the fly. Homey also offers an open platform and more flexible automation than Vera at a comparable price.

For a more in-depth view, read our extensive comparison.

Homey Smart home system with mobile app

Temporarily: Vera € 50 trade-in promotion

To make it easier and more fun to upgrade to Homey we are temporarily running a Vera trade-in promotion. This gives you a € 50 cashback on the purchase of your Homey in exchange for your old Vera (Edge, Plus or Secure). We’ll properly recycle your old Vera so that the environment also benefits.

How does the Vera trade-in promotion work?

We understand that you don’t want to be without a smart home. That’s why you don’t have to submit your Vera in advance. You notify us after you make the switch to Homey, send us your Vera and receive your cashback. This way, you have two weeks to switch and you can already enjoy Homey! 

Upgrade your home in 3 simple steps:

1. Buy your Homey or Homey Pro via our store between January 22, 2020 and March 31, 2020.

2. Send your old Vera Edge, Plus or Secure back to us with a copy of your Homey purchase receipt within two weeks of your order.

Athom B.V
Attn: Vera trade-in
Rigtersbleek-Zandvoort 10-207
7521 BE Enschede
The Netherlands

3. Get a € 50 cashback within two weeks after we receive your Vera.

We will neatly separate the plastic from electronics and ensure that your Vera retires properly.

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