Q: Do I need to keep my computer on and logged in to my Vera Controller all the time to keep Vera running?
A: No. Vera continues to work all the time, regardless of whether your computer is on or off. It is the Vera Controller that runs things in your Vera system, including sending out email and text notifications. You only need your computer or smartphone for the initial setup of the system, and for making changes, such as switching Modes, adding Scenes, or adding new devices. You can control the system entirely through mobile apps with your smartphone, or leave it running automatically.