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Home Automation Comparison Table

Left the house for a week and realize you left the heat on 70? No problem, just hop on your smartphone and turn it down to save on utilities. Is the housekeeper on her way to the house and you are at work? You can unlock your door from anywhere at anytime.

Who doesn’t want to make life at home easier? With technology growing at a rapid pace, many technology and security companies are exploring home automation. Our easy to read home automation comparison table (a companion to our best home automation system article) allows you to see what the various home automation companies offer at a glance.

Our ranking#1#2#3#4#5#6#7
Companysamsung smartthings logoHomeSeer logovivint logoADT Pulse logoFrontpoint Logonest logoSavant logo
Visit siteView on AmazonVisit WebsiteView WebsiteVisit WebsiteVisit WebsiteVisit WebisteVisit Website
General pricing$150–$250 starter kits$199.95–$1,199.95 for controller$549 for basic equipment package; pay for additional equipmentSet up consultation for quote$99 and up for equipment$250$499 for remote; around $1,000 per room; set up consultation per quote
ConnectivityWi-Fi, Z-Wave, ZigbeeWi-Fi, Z-Wave, Zigbee, Insteon, X10, UPD, LevNet RFZ-Wave, cellularZ-Wave, cellularWi-Fi, Z-Wave, cellularWi-FiWi-Fi, Z-Wave, Zigbee
Professional installation option
Installation feeNoneNone$149 and upNone$100–$300Varies by dealer
Monthly feeNoneNone$49.99 (Smart Home package)$99–$149$49.99$10 or $30 monthly or $100/$300 yearlyNone
Audio/Video
HVAC
Lights
Power/Appliances
Smoke/CO detector
Water leaks
Security features
Door locks
Equipment warranty1 year1 yearLifetime1 year with monthly fee3 years2 years2 years/lifetime
Mobile appiOS, AndroidiOS, AndroidiOS, AndroidiOS, AndroidiOS, AndroidiOS, AndroidiOS, Android
IFTTT channel
Customer service contact methodsPhone, email, chatPhone, emailPhone, email, chatPhone, email, chatPhone, emailPhone, email, chatPhone, email
Our ranking
Company
Visit site
General pricing
Connectivity
Professional installation option
Installation fee
Monthly fee
Audio/Video
HVAC
Lights
Power/Appliances
Smoke/CO detector
Water leaks
Security features
Door locks
Equipment warranty
Mobile app
IFTTT channel
Customer service contact methods
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7
samsung smartthings logo HomeSeer logo vivint logo ADT Pulse logo Frontpoint Logo nest logo Savant logo
View on Amazon Visit Website View Website Visit Website Visit Website Visit Webiste Visit Website
$150–$250 starter kits $199.95–$1,199.95 for controller $549 for basic equipment package; pay for additional equipment Set up consultation for quote $99 and up for equipment $250 $499 for remote; around $1,000 per room; set up consultation per quote
Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Zigbee Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Zigbee, Insteon, X10, UPD, LevNet RF Z-Wave, cellular Z-Wave, cellular Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, cellular Wi-Fi Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Zigbee
None None $149 and up None $100–$300 Varies by dealer
None None $49.99 (Smart Home package) $99–$149 $49.99 $10 or $30 monthly or $100/$300 yearly None
1 year 1 year Lifetime 1 year with monthly fee 3 years 2 years 2 years/lifetime
iOS, Android iOS, Android iOS, Android iOS, Android iOS, Android iOS, Android iOS, Android
Phone, email, chat Phone, email Phone, email, chat Phone, email, chat Phone, email Phone, email, chat Phone, email

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