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Author: William Ablondi
Publication Date: Sep 30 2014
Pages: 2
Report Type: Data Table, Excel
Smart Home

Smart Home Platforms Competitive Comparisons

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Report Summary:

The roster of smart home software platforms continues to proliferate. Some platform developers sell services built on their platforms directly to consumers while others play a behind-the-scenes B2B roll enabling their customers to offer solutions to consumers. This database provides a comparison of key capabilities and attributes of more than 40 platforms. The list, although long, is not exhaustive, but does profile the major players in the smart home platform race.
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Platforms Compared:
  • ADB
  • AlertMe
  • Amdocs
  • Arrayent
  • AT&T
  • Ayla Networks
  • Climote
  • Control4
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Electric Imp
  • Essence
  • Gigaset
  • GreenWave Systems
  • GreenPocket
  • Honeywell
  • iControl Converge
    • Connect
    • Touchstone
    • Piper
  • Intamac
  • Linear
  • Logitech
  • MiOS
  • Napco
  • Nest
  • Nexia
  • Quby
  • Revolv
  • Rockethome
  • SmartThings
  • Somfy
  • Telefonica
  • Webee
  • WigWag
  • Wink
  • Xively
  • yetu
  • Zipato
  • Zonoff
Capabilities and Attributes Compared:
  • Geographic Availability
  • 3rd Party Integration
  • Application Focus
  • Architecture
  • B2B/B2B2C Customers
  • Business Model
  • Ecosystem Partners
  • Radios & Protocols Supported
    • Bluetooth
    • Cellular: 3G GSM and 3G CDMA
    • DECT ULE
    • EnOcean
    • Ethernet
    • HomePlug
    • Intamac
    • KNX
    • Lutron Caseta/Clear Connect
    • Other
    • Wi-Fi
    • ZigBee
    • Z-Wave
    • RF - Other
  • Energy Management
    • Control thermostats remotely
    • Thermodynamic modeling to control environment efficiently
    • Smart Schedules automatically adjusts thermostat based on your activity
    • Solar generation management
      • Controls of Energy flows combined with Smart Home controls
  • Notable Attributes
  • Home Security/Self-monitoring Capabilities
    • oProfessionally Monitored Security Standard
    • Mobile apps for easy remote access (iOS, Android, Windows)
    • Set rules for automatically shutting off all lights when arming system to leave
    • Can be integrated with Security
    • Can retrofit legacy security with interactive (IP) capabilities
    • Video
      • Tamper-proof video. If the video camera sense tampering it records last 30 seconds automatically
      • Simultaneously view multiple cameras on the same screen
      • Remotely move pan/tilt camera with smartphone, tablet, or computer
      • Automatic panning based on system activity
      • HD Quality
      • Integrated motion detector
      oTV and Audio Interface
    • Allows control of security/monitoring system via TV with same controls as remote for TV
    • Integration with whole-home audio
  • Remote Monitoring & Control Capabilities
    • oControl lights from smartphone, tablet, computer
    • Set rules for automatically turning on certain lights when arriving home at certain hours.
    • Window Coverings
    • Video Monitoring
    • Access Control
      • Door Locks
      • Garage Doors
      • External Premise Entry Gates
      oSensor Capabilities
      • Moisture
      • Water Shut off
      • Motion
      oGeo-fencing capability
    • Severe Weather
    • Learning system that adjusts according to the users behavior patterns
    • Elder Monitoring (Sensors tailored to elder monitoring, e.g. bed, chair presence
  • Telehealth
    • Health tracking tools and monitoring devices capable of alerting caregivers

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