posted in Smart Homes
Friday, March 08 2013, 07:09 PM

There seems to be a shift away from some of the older smart home protocols and systems with the explosion of new WiFi devices that are more integrated into users everyday lives via their smartphones and home WiFi routers. 

Have you had good experiences with any of the systems below?

Best home automation system 2013

What do you think is the best modern home automation system on the market right now?

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NinjaBlocks





http://ninjablocks.com/
Cost 199
Service Fee No
Connectivity - RF 433.92 Mhz, USB Wi-Fi module, Ethernet
Product Devices Motion Sensor, Temperature and Humidity Sensor, Window & Door Contact Sensor, Wireless Button, Smart Socket
Features REST API
Open Source Yes, Open Hardware, Arduino Compatible
Apps None

1 Year ago

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SmartThings





http://smartthings.com/
Cost 299
Service Fee Yes, Ranging between {jvotesystem poll=|4|} and .99
Connectivity Zigbee, Z-Wave
Product Devices
Power Outlet
Open/Shut Sensor
Motion Sensor
Presence Sensor
Moisture Detectors
Features RESTful API
Open Source No/Partial
Apps Android, Apple

1 Year ago

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Micasaverde: Vera 3





Cost: 299
Service Fee: No
Connectivity: Z-Wave, UPnP devices, Supports bridging z-wave and Insteon networks over IP
Product Devices :Camera, Smart Switch
"Guaranteed compatibility with ALL Z-Wave devices - Includes deadbolt locks, scene controllers, all kinds of sensors and lighting, thermostats, energy meterin"
Features: Open API
Open Source: Partial
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1 Year ago

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Lowe's Iris





Lowes Iris
Cost: 179 & Up
Service Fee: Free to .99/ Mo
Connectivity: WiFi, Zigbee and Z-Wave, & Cellular add-on expected
Product Devices: Contact Sensors, Motion Sensor, Keypad, Smart Plug, Smart Thermostat
Open Source: No
Apps: Android, Apple

1 Year ago

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Insteon Hub





Price: 129
Service Fee: None
Connectivity: Insteon
Devices: Wide range
Open Source: No
Apps: Apple, Android

1 Year ago

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Almond+





Cost: 99
Service Fee: No
Connectivity:
- WiFi - 802.11ac (1.17Gb/s), Z-Wave, Zigbee
Product Devices: None
Features: 2.8” TFT Touchscreen, DLNA Streaming, IPv6 Support, UPnP
Open Source: No
Apps: Apple, Android

1 Year ago

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UBE





http://myube.co/
- Uses smartphone as hub device
Connectivity: WiFi
Devices: Light Dimmer, Smart Outlet
App: Android, Apple

1 Year ago

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Crestron Systems


Crestron

1 Year ago

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Savant Controllers


Savant Controllers

1 Year ago

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Control 4 system


Control 4 systems

1 Year ago

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