Home Automation Controllers Under 400 US Dollars Comparison

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2016-05-12 14:52:42

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Vera PlusVera EdgeHome Seer HomeTroller SELHome Seer HomeTroller Zee S2IrisSmartThingsWinkZipatoStaples ConnectNexia
Manufacture Information
SupportPhone / Ticket / ForumPhone / Ticket / ForumPhone <31 Days / Ticket / ForumPhone <31 Days / Ticket / ForumPhone / WebsiteOnline Chat / EmailPhone
YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/user/veratraininghttps://www.youtube.com/user/veratraininghttps://www.youtube.com/user/HomeSeerOfficialhttps://www.youtube.com/user/HomeSeerOfficialhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCckyPuKy9flpF02Kv6916zwhttps://www.youtube.com/user/mySmartThingshttps://www.youtube.com/user/zipatotv
Online Manualshttp://support.getvera.com/customer/portal/topics/575100http://support.getvera.com/customer/portal/topics/575100https://support.smartthings.com/hc/en-ushttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0767/7411/files/ZPZBHomeAutoController.pdf?4341378842919606237
Hardware Controller PriceLess than $150Less than $100Less than $400Less than $200Less than $60Less than $100Less than $100Less than $200
Monthly FeesNONENONENO / YES Premium ServicesNONE0$ - 9.99$/Month Premium PlanNo / Yes Premium Services
Physical Size of ControllerH7.71" x W5" x D1.33"H4.55" x W3.13" x D1.2"4.4" x 3.8" 1" (113mm x 97mm x 27mm) - Excludes Z-StickH5.6" x W4.3" x D1.35"Hub V2:4.2 x 4.9 x 1.3 inches.
Processor(s)880 MHZ MIPS SoC: Invalid value (format is: [-]1234.56USD)600 MHZ MIPS SoC: Invalid value (format is: [-]1234.56USD)1.5 GHZ Dual Core CPU: Invalid value (format is: [-]1234.56USD)700 MHZ CPU: Invalid value (format is: [-]1234.56USD)1GHz ARM Cortex-A9
MemoryNAND 128MBNAND 128Mb DDR2 128Mb2Gb / 32Gb SSD512Mb / 8Gb512MB DDR3 RAM, and 4GB FLASH
Warranty12 Months Free Replacement12 Months Free Replacement1 year limited
How many devices managed200+200+60200+
Controller Wired OutputsGig LAN. USB 2.0LAN. USB 2.0LAN, USB x3, HDMI, VGA, Split AudioLAN, USB x2, HDMI, Composite Video, Split AudioLAN, USB x2LAN, USB x2
WIFI802.11 B,G,N,AC802.11 B,G,N
Power Useage7 Watts5 Watts
Programming / Control
Apps for Android / IOSAndriod / IOSAndriod / IOSAndriod / IOSAndriod / IOSAndriod / IOSAndroid / IOS
Computer ClientsBrowser BasedBrowser BasedHS3 Windows, Mac, Linux / HST3 WindowsHS3 Windows, Mac, Linux / HST3 WindowsBrowser Based IDE
User / Programming InterfaceUI7UI7HS3HS3 This version on the Zee is limited and does not include the plug-in updater.Groovy
Controller Features
Main UseControl Automation SecurityControl Automation SecurityControl Automation SecurityControl Automation SecurityControl Automation SecurityControl Automation SecurityControl Automation SecurityControl Automation Security
Z-WaveYesYesYes (Requires Z-Stick at extra cost)YesYesYesYes
Z-Wave +YesNoYes
ZigbeeYesNoNoNoYes Zigbee HA 1.2Yes
InsteonYes *Yes *YesYes- Some 3rd Party Integration
Proprietary SensorsNoNoNoNoNoNo
Plug and play network connectionYesYesYesYes
Works Without Internet ConnectionYesYes- Some offline automation - Limited
Controller Has Wired Network ConnectionYesYesYesYesYesYes
Controller Connect to LAN via WifiYESYESYESWith USB Adapter (15.95$)No onboard wifi
Learns Your Routine and AdaptsNoNoNoNoNoNo
Controller Battery BackupNoNoNoNoYesYes 4 AA battery backup
SirenYes *Yes *Yes *Yes *Yes *Yes *
Key FobsYes *Yes *Yes *Yes *Yes *Yes *
Controller has Built In RouterNoNoNoNoNoNo
Controller Has Built In CameraNoNoNoNoNoNo
Controller Has Built In SirenNoNoNoNoNoNo
App Store / Plugin'sYesYesYesYesNoYes Hard to get apps published to show in app, can still install 'unpublished' plugins through IDE
User Config AutomationYesYesYesYesYes
Works with IFTTTYes
Renter FriendlyYesYesYesYesYesYes
Handles IP CamerasYesYesYesYesYes ProprietaryYes Only certain official cameras, many more community supported
Records VideoYes *Yes *Yes * With paid/premium
Handles Security SystemsYes *Yes *Yes *NoYes Proprietary- *
Handles ThermostatsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Handles A/V EquipmentYes *Yes *- SOME *NoNoYes *
Handles Pool EquipmentYes *Yes *Yes *NoNoYes *
Handles Window CoveringsYes *Yes *No- *
Handles Water Shut OffYes *Yes *Yes *Yes *
Handles Weather StationsYes *Yes *Yes *Yes *NoYes *
Energy ManagementYesYesYesYesYes *
Insurance DiscountYes *Yes *Yes *Yes *Yes *
Email NotificationsYesYesYesNo
Text NotificationsYesYesYesYes
Push NotificationsYesYesYes
Verbal NotificationsYes *Yes *YesYesYes *
Controller Requirements
Power RequirementsAC PowerAC PowerAC PowerAC Power
Static IP At Location NeededNoNoNo
Controller Network Installation NeededPlug and PlayPlug and PlayPlug and Play
In the Controller Box(1) Controller, (1) Power Supply, (1) Network Cable, Printed Instructions(1) Controller, (1) Power Supply, (1) Network Cable, Printed Instructions(1) Controller, (1) Power Supply, (1) Z-Wave License, (1) Insteon License(1) Controller, (1) Power Supply, (1) Ethernet Cable, & much more. See web site.(1) Controller, (1) Power Supply, (1) Network Cable, (4) AA Batteries(1) SmartThings Hub (1) Quick-Start Guide (1) Power Supply (1) Ethernet cable (4) AA batteries(1) Zipabox (1) Power Adapter (1) Ethernet Cable (1) Z-Wave Antenna (1) User Guide
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