Home Automation Comparison
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Protocols

Z-Wave, Zigbee, Bluetoth LE, IP

Z-Wave, Zigbee, IP

Z-Wave, Zigbee, Bluetoth LE, Kidde, Lutron Clear Connect, Wi-Fi

Proprietary RF, IP

Set Up Costs

Starting with $69.95
The cheapest bundle $99.95

Starting with $69

The cheapest hub $69
The cheapest kit $69

$229 base kit with no remote access

Monthly Fees

No

No

No

$14.99/ Month
Monitoring with no remote access

$24.99/ Month
Advanced monitoring

Interoperability

46 Brands

51 Brands

39 Brands

5 Brands

Local Control

Limited

No

Yes

Yes
(Remote Control with Fee)

Services

Professional Monitoring VeraEasy Start (Concierge) Advanced Camera Management

Professional Monitoring (starting with $14.99)

No

Professional Monitoring (2 plans)

Products

Hubs, Cameras

Outlets, Hubs, Sensors

Hubs, Motion Sensors, D/W Sensors, Siren/Chime

Hub, Motion & D/W Sensors, Camera, Chime/Siren, Handheld Remote Control, Keypad

Open API

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

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WHAT IS A HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM?

Home automation systems are used for controlling home appliances automatically. Home automation becomes really “smart” in Internet-enabled devices that attach to this network and control it. The home automation systems used in today’s world are expected to distribute programming and monitoring control between a dedicated device in the home. This device can be the control panel of a security system or a user-friendly app interface that can be accessed through an Internet-enabled PC, tablet or smartphone. Home automation systems are designed to make your lives easier as long as you choose the best one.

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