2016-10-28 23:30:55
Home Automation Controllers Under 400 US Dollars Comparison
Manufacture Information
Countries Based InUSA
SupportOnline Chat / Email
YouTube Channel
Online Manuals
Hardware Controller PriceLess than $100
Monthly FeesNo / Yes Premium Services
Physical Size of ControllerHub V2:4.2 x 4.9 x 1.3 inches.
Processor(s)1GHz ARM Cortex-A9
Memory512MB DDR3 RAM, and 4GB FLASH
Warranty1 year limited
How many devices managed200+
Controller Wired OutputsLAN, USB x2
Power Useage
Countries Available InUSA / EU
Programming / Control
Apps for Android / IOSAndroid / IOS
Computer ClientsBrowser Based IDE
User / Programming InterfaceGroovy
Controller Features
Main UseControl Automation Security
Z-Wave +Yes
ZigbeeYes Zigbee HA 1.2
Insteon- Some 3rd Party Integration
Proprietary SensorsNo
Plug and play network connectionYes
Works Without Internet ConnectionNo
Controller Has Wired Network ConnectionYes
Controller Connect to LAN via WifiNo onboard wifi
Learns Your Routine and AdaptsNo
Controller Battery BackupYes 4 AA battery backup
SirenYes *
Key FobsYes *
Controller has Built In RouterNo
Controller Has Built In CameraNo
Controller Has Built In SirenNo
App Store / Plugin'sYes Hard to get apps published to show in app, can still install 'unpublished' plugins through IDE
User Config AutomationYes
Works with IFTTTYes
Renter FriendlyYes
Handles IP CamerasYes Only certain official cameras, many more community supported
Records VideoYes * With paid/premium
Handles Security Systems- *
Handles ThermostatsYes
Handles A/V EquipmentYes *
Handles Pool EquipmentYes *
Handles Window Coverings- *
Handles Water Shut OffYes *
Handles Weather StationsYes *
Energy ManagementYes *
Insurance Discount
Email NotificationsNo
Text NotificationsYes
Push NotificationsYes
Verbal NotificationsYes *
Controller Requirements
Power RequirementsAC Power
Static IP At Location NeededNo
Controller Network Installation NeededPlug and Play
In the Controller Box(1) SmartThings Hub (1) Quick-Start Guide (1) Power Supply (1) Ethernet cable (4) AA batteries
Hardware Version
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