Smart Home System Ratings, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

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With our smart home system ratings, you can cut through all of the sales hype and find value. You could spend hour upon hour sorting through the brands and the claims of the various manufacturers but we have already done the work. 

World's Best Smart Home Controller:

Our top pick is the ECHO PLUS from Amazon which gives you all of the amazing features of the ECHO as well as a built-in smart home hub. The system uses their ALEXA voice activated personal assistant which can control virtually any smart appliance or system in the home. You can also make free audio calls to the USA, Mexico, and Canada. For a limited time, the units will be shipped with a free PHILIPS HUE light bulb and they are available for pre-orders with the product release scheduled for October 31, 2017.

Other Smart Home System Ratings

We continue our smart home system ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products.

BRAND----------WEBSITE----------RATING

2GIG-----------2gig.com------------<1*

This brand is from NORTEK SECURITY & CONTROL. The GOCONTROL uses Zwave and has full voice response. The system can control security, hvac, appliances and lighting but must be installed by licensed dealers which makes it far more expensive.

ADT------------adtpulse.com--------<1*

This system requires professional installation and monthly monitoring fees. It has limited use compared to other brands but the system has biometric voice recognition technology so that it will only respond to your own voice.

AT HOME------  at-home.es  -------<1*

Their integration gateway requires professional installation and is available in the Middle East and Africa. 

BELKIN----------belkin.com---------<1*

The WeMo home automation system has a limited number of partners. The systems and components can be purchased directly through their website.

CONTROL 4-----control4.com-------<1*

These hubs require professional installation. They partner with a variety of product manufacturers but use basic technology.

CRESTRON------crestron.com-------<1*

This brand requires professional installation and payment of monthly fees.

DIGITALSTROM--digitalstrom.com--<1*

This system uses the home's existing wiring but requires professional installation. 

EATON--------xcomfort.com---------<1*

The XCOMFORT is an RF system where the HOME MANAGER has limited abilities.  

ECHO PLUS---------amazon.com-------5*

The ECHO PLUS from Amazon gives you all of the amazing features of the ECHO as well as a built-in smart home hub. The system uses their ALEXA voice activated personal assistant which can control virtually any smart appliance or system in the home. You can also make free audio calls to the USA, Mexico, and Canada. For a limited time, the units will be shipped with a free PHILIPS HUE light bulb and they are available for pre-orders with the product release scheduled for October 31, 2017.

ELAN-------elanhomesystems.com--<1*

The g! controllers are sold through dealers and so are more expensive but they have many features. The brand is a part of NORTEK SECURITY AND CONTROL.

ELK-----------elkproducts.com------<1*

The M1 systems are basic and are sold through distributors.

eQ-3 ---------  eq-3.de  ------------<1*

This brand is made and sold in Germany. The HOME MATIC controller uses radio frequency technology but only works with their devices. 

FIBARO--------fibaro.com-----------<1*

The HOME CENTER 2 is a simple plug-n-play device but it is not widely available yet. 

HOMESEER----homeseer.com--------1*

The HOME TROLLER ZEE is a basic system that works with a variety of devices. They can be purchase online through the manufacturer's store but are more expensive than some of the comparable brands.

HOMEY---------athom.nl-------------<1*

This brand is not available yet except for pre-orders. The hub will use voice activated command technology.

Other Smart Home System Brand Ratings

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