Author: Jack Narcotta


Co Author: William Ablondi


Publication Date: 7月 13 2018


Pages: 7


Report Type: Data Table, Excel



 智能家居

Smart Home Platforms: Competitive Comparisons (3Q2018)




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Report Summary:

This database provides a comparison of key capabilities and attributes of more than 40 smart home platforms, covering both OEM-specific and licensable platforms.

The list, although long, is not exhaustive, and new additions will be made periodically to provide a reference that is reflective of what is available in the market.



Table of Contents

The following is the full list of platforms compared:

  • Alarm.com
  • Amazon Alexa
  • AT&T Digital Life
  • Belkin WeMo
  • BroadLink
  • Centralite Jilia
  • Comcast Xfinity Home
  • Control4
  • Cozify
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • digitalSTROM
  • Eneco Toon
  • Essence
  • Gigaset (Elements)
  • Google Assistant
  • GreenWave Systems
  • Hive (Honeycomb IoT platform)
  • Honeywell Lyric
  • Honeywell Total Connect
  • Humax
  • Insteon (Hub)
  • LightwaveRF
  • Logitech
  • MiOS
  • my D-Link
  • Napco Security Technologies
  • Nest
  • Nexia
  • Nokia
  • Nortek Security & Control Solutions
  • Ring
  • ROC Connect
  • Rockethome
  • Samsung SmartThings
  • SecureNet
  • Viva Labs AS
  • Vivint Smart Home
  • Webee (Smart Home)
  • WigWag
  • Wink
  • Xiaomi
  • Zipato

The following are the attributes included in the comparison table:

  • Geographic Presence
  • Business Model
    • B2B
    • B2C
    • B2B2C
  • Notable B2B Customers
  • Current Application Focus:
    • Connectivity customizable
    • Home monitoring and control
    • Professionally monitored security
    • Entertainment
    • Elderly monitoring
    • Energy management
    • Smart metering / demand response utility programs
    • Telehealth
  • Ecosystem Partners
  • Possible Configurations
    • Gateway / Router
    • Security Panel
    • Hub
    • Other
  • 3rd Party Integration
    • API available
    • Developers can publish apps on platform
    • Other
  • Connectivity to Internet and/or Monitoring Station
    • Cellular
    • WiFi
    • Ethernet
  • Device Connectivity
    • Bluetooth
    • Z-Wave
    • Zigbee
    • INSTEON
    • HomePlug
    • Lutron Caseta/Clear Connect
    • DECT ULE
    • KNX
    • RF - Other
    • Thread
  • Remote Monitoring & Control
    • Lighting:
      • Control lights from smartphone, tablet, computer
      • Set rules for automatically turning on certain lights when arriving home at certain hours
    • Window Coverings
    • Video Monitoring:
      • Indoor cameras
      • Doorbell camera
      • Other outdoor cameras
    • Access Control:
      • Door Locks
      • Garage Doors
      • External Premise Entry Gates
  • Energy management (Dashboards, smart scheduling, etc.)
  • Sensor Capabilities
    • Moisture
    • Water Shut off
    • Motion
  • Geo-fencing capability
  • Learning system that adjusts according to the user's behavior patterns
  • Elder monitoring: support for sensors tailored to elder monitoring, e.g., bed, chair presence sensor
  • Home Security Capabilities
    • Meets professionally monitored security standards
    • Can be integrated with security (means that security system can be controlled via platform)
    • Can retrofit legacy security with interactive (IP) capabilities
  • Video
    • Activity snapshots / timeline
    • Remotely move pan/tilt camera with smartphone, tablet, or computer
    • Automatic panning based on system activity, e.g.,  when the front door opens, camera pans to door
    • 1080p
    • Video-verified alarms (When alarm is triggered, image is sent to CMS personnel.)
    • Cloud analytics to distinguish between humans, pets, etc.
  • TV and Audio Interface
    • Allows control of security/monitoring system via TV with same controls as remote for TV
    • Integration with whole-home audio
  • Ecosystem
    • Digital assistants
      • Amazon Alexa
      • Google Assistant
      • Microsoft Cortana
    • Frameworks & Protocols
      • dotdot
      • OCF
      • HomeKit
      • Nest Weave
    • IFTTT support
    • Additional Apps & UIs
      • Amazon Fire TV
      • Apple TV
      • Apple Watch
  • Energy Management
    • Control thermostats remotely
    • Thermodynamic modeling to control environment efficiently
    • Smart schedules automatically adjusts thermostat based on your activity
  • Solar generation management
  • Telehealth
    • Support for health tracking tools and monitoring devices

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