Several months ago I blogged about compiling open-zwave for Home Assistant 0.45 on Docker. There were two reasons I did this:
This project is a DIY touchscreen panel to arm/disarm Home Assistant's alarm system. It's powered by a Raspberry Pi, 3.5" touchscreen display, a custom Python-based application, and MQTT.<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2Lei8n_aSJI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Home Assistant uses the open-zwave library to control Z-Wave home automation devices like light switches and door sensors. Unfortunately, this library's last release (1.5) was back in August 2016 and doesn't include configurations for many Z-Wave devices I use (like the Linear NGDZ00-4 Garage Door).