@cyberphox Personally I use more than just Z-Wave to control my house. Experience has taught me that the Veralite becomes increasingly unstable when you ask it to deal with too many other plugins or technologies. It’s also costly to implement pure Z-Wave and has gaps in offerings available in the UK.
So I use the Vera to control the Z-wave and let other technologies control their own portfolios. Using OpenHAB I can install the connectors (bindings) that correspond to the different technologies (Z-Wave, BTLE, Hue, Sonos, RFX, Plex, Xiaomi, Weather, Honeywell Heating, Harmony, Onkyo amps etc etc) and then integrate them all together through a single interface.
A Z-Wave door sensor probably costs around £30 in the UK for 1. I got 3 Xiaomi door sensors and the controller hub for £35. Adding temp/humidity sensors at £6 each is also a cheap alternative.
This means I can then write cross technology rules to control the house: If external temperature goes above a certain temperature, set the house heating to eco mode. At bedtime, boost the kids bedroom temperatures, turn on their hues and various fairy lights… and then turn it all off again at lights out. I can integrate presence detection across multiple detectors (Z-Wavre PIR, RFX PIR, BTLE, Wi-Fi) and adjust things accordingly.
You can do the same stuff with Home Assistant. Both platforms have a learning curve (OpenHAB more so), but personally I find it gives me much more options.