Here is a table so you can compare some of the current smart home systems. The information here has been provided by the manufacturers. As you can see, there are many different types of systems out there and more coming all the time so one needs to take a wide view of the needs and wants before deciding on the road to follow.

Hope this helps you make that decision and if you know of other systems that should be added here please let us know news@hometoys.com

 

SMART HOME SYSTEM COMPARISON CHART

System Protocols  Interoperablility Devices Installation Skills Details Profile
Wink Bluetooth LE, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Lutron ClearConnect, and Kidde. Protocol-agnostic Hubs, Controllers, Software / Apps DIY Wink Wink
Smartenit X10, INSTEON, ZigBee, WiFi/ IP Open Architecture Hubs, Controllers, Network Devices, Software / Apps, Security  Lighting and Automation,  HVAC / Energy Management,  Entertainment System Control,  Water management – leak detection, Irrigation DIY Smartenit Smartenit
Okidokeys Bluetooth 4.0 Open API allows integration with most any platform Door Locks DIY Okidokeys Okidokeys
Fantem Oomi NFC for setup, ZWave, BLE, Wi-fi Zigbee and others coming soon Hubs, Controllers, Software / Apps, Lighting and Automation,  HVAC / Energy Management,  Entertainment System Control DIY Fantem Oomi Fantem Oomi
D-Link Systems Wi-Fi and Z-Wave Some Development Hubs, Controllers, Network Devices, Software / Apps, Lighting and Automation DIY D-Link Systems D-Link Systems
Blackloud WiFi No Network Devices, Lighting and Automation, Entertainment System Control, Smart sprinkler (Coming Soon) DIY Blackloud Blackloud
LifeSmart RF433 GFSK LifeSmart communicates with IKAIR through Cloud protocol, and communicates with SONOS &  Phillips hue through  LAN protocol. Controllers, Software/Apps, Security, Lighting and Automation DIY LifeSmart LifeSmart
Neurio WiFi open API Hubs, Network Devices, Software / Apps, HVAC / Energy Management DIY / Electrician Neurio Neurio
Insteon Insteon work with other protocols via cloud-to-cloud or TCP/IP Hubs, Controllers, Network Devices, Software / Apps, Security, Lighting and Automatio, HVAC / Energy Management DIY Insteon Insteon
Simply Automated UPB technology Any products that can output an RS-232 serial string can utilize UPB devices. Controllers, Lighting and Automation Devices DIY / Electrician Simply Automated Simply Automated
Vivint Z-Wave No Hubs, Controllers, Network Devices, Software / Apps, Security, Lighting and Automation, HVAC / Energy Management Trained field service professionals. Vivint Vivint
SmartThings Z-wave, Zigbee, WiFi and the newest version of the hub will include support for additional protocols such as Bluetooth Smart. SmartThings works with all top brands and unifies them into one app experience. Hubs, Software / Apps, Security, Lighting and Automation DIY SmartThings SmartThings
Crestron infiNET EX  Crestron control intelligence is embedded into popular manufacturers equipment Hubs, Controllers, Network Devices, Software / Apps, Lighting and Automation, HVAC / Energy Management,  Entertainment System Control, Shading solutions, speakers, amps, audio distribution, video distribution Crestron Authorized integrators  Crestron Crestron
TIO Wi-Fi IP, Serial, Contact Closure, and IR Controllers, Network Devices, Software / Apps, Lighting and Automation, HVAC / Energy Management, Entertainment System Control Systems integration professional TIO TIO
HomeSeer Z-Wave, Insteon, X10, UPB, PLCBUS, Nest, HUE, Sonos, IFTTT and many more all brands of Z-Wave products  Controllers, Network Devices, Software / Apps, Security, Touchscreens, Security, Lighting and Automation, HVAC / Energy Management, Entertainment System Control, Z-Wave sensors, Z-Wave water valves, outdoor intrusion detection products, Energy monitors DIY HomeSeer HomeSeer
ECS (Event Control System)  X10, Insteon, Z-Wave, Ethernet (TCP/IP, UDP, SNMP, WiFi), Serial (RS232/RS485), ModBus, BACNET, Video (most netcams and all webcams), Infrared, Databases (SQL, ODBC) X10, Insteon, Z-Wave, ModBus, BACNET None (just our software) DIY ECS ECS
iSmartAlarm  Proprietary radio frequency, and Z-Wave and Zigbee is expected available in 2015 IFTTT, Thread, and HomeKit development underway. Z-Wave and Zigbee expansion soon Hubs, Controllers, Network Devices, Software / Apps, Security, Lighting and Automation DIY iSmartAlarm  iSmartAlarm