Essential Guide of Home Automation – May 2021 Edition

Looking to find the best Home Automation?

We researched 28 Home Automation, tested 10, and we have done 29 hours of research. The best Home Automation doesn’t have to be complicated to be great. Our first pick is exactly that. No more, no less. It also costs less than any other products we tested.

The best

No. 1
Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa | Twilight Blue
  • Premium sound - Echo delivers clear highs, dynamic mids, and deep bass for rich, detailed sound that automatically adapts to any room.
  • Voice control your entertainment - Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and more. Plus listen to radio stations, podcasts, and Audible audiobooks.
  • Ready to help - Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Smart home made simple - With the built-in hub, easily set up compatible Zigbee devices or select Ring Smart Lighting solar lights and bulbs to voice control lights, locks, and sensors.
  • Fill your home with sound - With multi-room music, play synchronized music across Echo devices in different rooms. Or pair your Echo with compatible Fire TV devices to feel scenes come to life with home theater audio.
  • Connect with others - Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner's ready.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Amazon is not in the business of selling your personal information to others. Built with multiple layers of privacy controls including a mic off button.

Intro

Here’s your guide to choosing the best Home Automation. As there is a great number of models with varying prices, you may find it difficult to figure out which one is right for you. For this reason, we decided to make a top 10 of the Home Automation of different brands and prices based on the best value for money. This ranking was created to help you find the best Home Automation depending on your needs and budgets. Our selection criteria are provided to give you a complete picture of the items offered. Get ready to find the Home Automation that’s right for you!

Our picks

No. 1
Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa | Twilight Blue
  • Premium sound - Echo delivers clear highs, dynamic mids, and deep bass for rich, detailed sound that automatically adapts to any room.
  • Voice control your entertainment - Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and more. Plus listen to radio stations, podcasts, and Audible audiobooks.
  • Ready to help - Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Smart home made simple - With the built-in hub, easily set up compatible Zigbee devices or select Ring Smart Lighting solar lights and bulbs to voice control lights, locks, and sensors.
  • Fill your home with sound - With multi-room music, play synchronized music across Echo devices in different rooms. Or pair your Echo with compatible Fire TV devices to feel scenes come to life with home theater audio.
  • Connect with others - Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner's ready.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Amazon is not in the business of selling your personal information to others. Built with multiple layers of privacy controls including a mic off button.
No. 2
Smart Plug Gosund Smart WiFi Outlet Works with Alexa and Google Home, 2.4G WiFi Only, No Hub Required, ETL and FCC Listed 4 Pack [Upgraded Version]
  • Hands-free Voice Control: Gosund Smart plug works with Alexa and Google Home Assistant, control your home devices by simply giving voice commands to them. Enjoy the hands-free experience, helps to take care of moms, kids, elders and all people, be ready and try these Alexa smart plugs.
  • Control Your Devices from Anywhere in Anytime: Plug the home devices into the smart outlet, download the Gosund app, control them from anywhere with your smartphone. And you can create a group for all wifi outlets and turn on and off them with a single click.
  • Timer and Schedule Function: Create customized timer and schedule to automatically power on or off any home electronics and appliances, such as disconnecting the charger from your fully charged phone, setting lights to come on at dusk or turning off at sunrise and so on. Reduce energy consumption and save money.
  • Safe and Reliable Smart Plug: The smart plug outlet adopts premium materials and techniques, such as V-0 flame retardant grade thermoplastics, pure copper connects and advanced PCBA, which can avoid fire hazards and offer overload protection to keep your family safe.
  • Easy and Fast Installation: Simply plug the smart outlet into the wall, connect it to the internet through Wi-Fi network(only 2.4Ghz), no hub and subscription required. And then wirelessly control home appliances with your phone or voice. You can also share the control with your family and enjoy the convenience of a smart home together.
SaleNo. 3
Gosund Smart Light Switch, in-Wall WiFi Smart Switch That Works with Alexa and Google Home, No Hub Required, Neutral Wire Needed, Single-Pole 15A, Etl and Fcc Listed,4 Pack White
  • Wise Choice for Smart Home: Gosund 15 A smart switch is more safe than other 10A switch. The user manual will guide you step by step to setup. The Alexa smart switch comes with screwless snap-on wall plate, neutral wire required, only for 2.4G wifi. Flammability UL94-V0, FCC, ETL certificated, prevent lightning, surges, and spikes.
  • Make Home More Smart: Install the wifi switch in your house, you will get a smart home.Sync on and off times to sunrise and sunset, porch lights will greet you when you come home late. Schedule your lights to make it look like you're always home. More smart function waiting for you to design.
  • Control Light Anywhere Anytime: Control your lights by your way anywhere anytime on the Alexa light switch. Turn on or off for your lights at anytime with your smart phone on the Gosund App, no matter you are at home, in your office or on your vacation.
  • Voice Control: Gosund wifi light switch also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. When your hands are full or entering a dark room, just say the commands turn on the light, enjoy the hand-free convenience and stay cozy in bed and turn lights off with your voice.
  • Start Smart Home with Gosund: Gosund Alexa light switch seamlessly replaces your old wall light switch. Make your home smart with Gosund smart light switch. We try our best to gain customers' satisfaction. 7*24 hour online for support. Note: When the updated switch is off, it is designed without led light, you could control it by voice and Apps on smart phone.

Why you should trust us

This guide represents more than 10 years of experience in researching, testing, and writing about many subject. Our people are experts in all of their fields.
We alors spent 29 hours reading any article we could find on the internet and all the customer reviews at various retailer sites such as those of Amazon, Home Depot or Wallmart. We found many website that was a valuable resource with involved buying guides and detailed Home Automation information.
As for me, I’m very familiar with the Home Automation since I got it from 2 years.

Top 10

No. 1
Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa | Twilight Blue
  • Premium sound - Echo delivers clear highs, dynamic mids, and deep bass for rich, detailed sound that automatically adapts to any room.
  • Voice control your entertainment - Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and more. Plus listen to radio stations, podcasts, and Audible audiobooks.
  • Ready to help - Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Smart home made simple - With the built-in hub, easily set up compatible Zigbee devices or select Ring Smart Lighting solar lights and bulbs to voice control lights, locks, and sensors.
  • Fill your home with sound - With multi-room music, play synchronized music across Echo devices in different rooms. Or pair your Echo with compatible Fire TV devices to feel scenes come to life with home theater audio.
  • Connect with others - Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner's ready.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Amazon is not in the business of selling your personal information to others. Built with multiple layers of privacy controls including a mic off button.
No. 2
Smart Plug Gosund Smart WiFi Outlet Works with Alexa and Google Home, 2.4G WiFi Only, No Hub Required, ETL and FCC Listed 4 Pack [Upgraded Version]
  • Hands-free Voice Control: Gosund Smart plug works with Alexa and Google Home Assistant, control your home devices by simply giving voice commands to them. Enjoy the hands-free experience, helps to take care of moms, kids, elders and all people, be ready and try these Alexa smart plugs.
  • Control Your Devices from Anywhere in Anytime: Plug the home devices into the smart outlet, download the Gosund app, control them from anywhere with your smartphone. And you can create a group for all wifi outlets and turn on and off them with a single click.
  • Timer and Schedule Function: Create customized timer and schedule to automatically power on or off any home electronics and appliances, such as disconnecting the charger from your fully charged phone, setting lights to come on at dusk or turning off at sunrise and so on. Reduce energy consumption and save money.
  • Safe and Reliable Smart Plug: The smart plug outlet adopts premium materials and techniques, such as V-0 flame retardant grade thermoplastics, pure copper connects and advanced PCBA, which can avoid fire hazards and offer overload protection to keep your family safe.
  • Easy and Fast Installation: Simply plug the smart outlet into the wall, connect it to the internet through Wi-Fi network(only 2.4Ghz), no hub and subscription required. And then wirelessly control home appliances with your phone or voice. You can also share the control with your family and enjoy the convenience of a smart home together.
SaleNo. 3
Gosund Smart Light Switch, in-Wall WiFi Smart Switch That Works with Alexa and Google Home, No Hub Required, Neutral Wire Needed, Single-Pole 15A, Etl and Fcc Listed,4 Pack White
  • Wise Choice for Smart Home: Gosund 15 A smart switch is more safe than other 10A switch. The user manual will guide you step by step to setup. The Alexa smart switch comes with screwless snap-on wall plate, neutral wire required, only for 2.4G wifi. Flammability UL94-V0, FCC, ETL certificated, prevent lightning, surges, and spikes.
  • Make Home More Smart: Install the wifi switch in your house, you will get a smart home.Sync on and off times to sunrise and sunset, porch lights will greet you when you come home late. Schedule your lights to make it look like you're always home. More smart function waiting for you to design.
  • Control Light Anywhere Anytime: Control your lights by your way anywhere anytime on the Alexa light switch. Turn on or off for your lights at anytime with your smart phone on the Gosund App, no matter you are at home, in your office or on your vacation.
  • Voice Control: Gosund wifi light switch also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. When your hands are full or entering a dark room, just say the commands turn on the light, enjoy the hand-free convenience and stay cozy in bed and turn lights off with your voice.
  • Start Smart Home with Gosund: Gosund Alexa light switch seamlessly replaces your old wall light switch. Make your home smart with Gosund smart light switch. We try our best to gain customers' satisfaction. 7*24 hour online for support. Note: When the updated switch is off, it is designed without led light, you could control it by voice and Apps on smart phone.
SaleNo. 4
Kasa Smart Light Switch HS200, Single Pole, Needs Neutral Wire, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Light Switch Works with Alexa and Google Home, UL Certified, No Hub Required
  • Easy guided install: Neutral wire is required, standard wall plate size. No need to understand complex switch wiring or master vs auxiliary switch configurations; The Kasa app guides you through easy step by step installation. Need 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connection
  • Control from anywhere: Monitor your light status. Turn electronics on and off from anywhere with your smartphone using the Kasa app, whether you are at home, in the office or on vacation
  • Voice control: Enjoy the hands-free convenience of controlling the lights in your home with your voice via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant; perfect for times when your hands are full or entering a dark room
  • Scheduling: Use timer or countdown schedules to set your smart switch to automatically turn on and off while you're home or away. Enable ‘away mode’ to randomly switch on and off to trick potential intruders
  • Trusted and reliable: Designed and developed in silicon valley, Kasa is trusted by over 4 million users. UL certified for safety use. 2-year warranty
No. 5
SwitchBot Curtain Smart Electric Motor - Wireless App or Automate Timer Control, Add Hub Mini/Plus Compatible with Alexa, Google Home, HomePod, IFTTT (Rod, White)
  • Install in 30 seconds - make your curtains smart in seconds without any screws, nuts or bolts. (Please be aware that the current version of Rod type SwitchBot is not compatible with the Telescoping Rod.)
  • Multiple Control - Offer SwitchBot App control for iOS and Android, open and close the curtain at your fingertip. Enjoy Touch & Go when giving a little pull. Check via app and remotely close the curtains for anti-theft when traveling (Bluetooth Range: 1.2km, with SwitchBot Hub Plus/Mini control remotely from anywhere).
  • Healthy lifestyle - Set timer to close at night and open by Light Sensor, get better sleep and wake naturally to sunshine. Light sensor help save energy by reducing the workload on air-conditioning and heating.
  • Even better with home automation - With the SwitchBot Hub Plus/Mini, the Curtain works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, IFTTT for home automation. For example, you can just say it "Alexa/Ok Google/Hey Siri, give me sunlight" to open the curtains.
  • Tiny Body with Big Power - The power of the SwitchBot Curtain can even push up to 8 kg (17 pounds) of curtain. Chargeable with solar panel (sold separately) instead of a wired system.
No. 6
Home Automation with Raspberry Pi: Projects Using Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Other Intelligent Personal Assistants
19 Reviews
Home Automation with Raspberry Pi: Projects Using Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Other Intelligent Personal Assistants
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Norris, Donald (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 240 Pages - 05/03/2019 (Publication Date) - McGraw-Hill Education TAB (Publisher)
No. 7
Emporia Smart Home Energy Monitor with 16 50A Circuit Level Sensors | Real Time Electricity Monitor/Meter | Solar/Net Metering
  • INSTALLS IN CIRCUIT PANEL of most homes with clamp-on sensors. Supports single-phase up to 240VAC line-neutral; single, split-phase 120/240VAC; and three-phase up to 415Y/240VAC (no Delta). Panels with access only to busbars will need flexible sensors available from Emporia Energy. Includes DIY instructions, though a professional electrician is recommended.
  • 24/7 ENERGY MONITORING: Monitor your home's real power anywhere, anytime to prevent costly repairs, conserve energy, and save costs. Monitor solar / net metering. Light commercial 3 phase option available as a separate bundle.
  • APPLIANCE MONITORING WITHOUT GUESSWORK: Comes with sixteen (16) 50A sensors to accurately monitor your air conditioner, furnace, water heater, washer, dryer, range, etc.
  • LOWER YOUR ELECTRIC BILL: Gauge real-time spending and get actionable notifications to understand where you can save costs.
  • REAL-TIME ENERGY DATA: Vue connects to 2.4GHz WiFi to monitor energy use with iPhone / Android app. Vue sensors provide 1-second data and are accurate from ±2%. The Vue is UL and CE Listed for your safety. 1 second data is retained 3 hours, 1 minute data is retained 7 days, 1 hour data is retained indefinitely. Export the data whenever you want in the app.
SaleNo. 8
Kasa Smart Plug HS103P4, Smart Home Wi-Fi Outlet Works with Alexa, Echo, Google Home & IFTTT, No Hub Required, Remote Control, 15 Amp, UL Certified,4-Pack , White
  • Voice control: Kasa smart plugs that work with Alexa and Google Home Assistant. Enjoy the hands free convenience of controlling any home electronic appliances with your voice via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant
  • Smart Outlet Control from anywhere: Turn electronics on and off your smart home devices from anywhere with your smartphone using the case app, whether you are at home, in the office or on vacation
  • Scheduling: Use timer or countdown schedules to set your wifi smart plug to automatically turn on and off any home electronic appliances such as lamps, fan, humidifier, Christmas lights etc.
  • Easy set up and use: 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connection required. Plug in, open the case app, follow the simple instructions and enjoy
  • Trusted and reliable: Designed and developed in Silicon Valley, Kasa is trusted by over 5 Million users and being the reader’s choice for PCMag 2020. UL certified for safety use. 2 year warranty
SaleNo. 9
Logitech Harmony Hub for Control of 8 Home Entertainment Devices
  • Works with Alexa to easily control your home entertainment devices with your voice
  • Combine up to 8 remotes and countless apps into one easy-to-use smartphone app.
  • Create customized activities to control your home entertainment. For example, simply tap “Date Night” and Harmony can turn on your Sony Android TV, launch Netflix, dim your Philips Hue smart lights and turn on your Sonos connected speaker
  • Harmony App for iOS or Android smartphone or tablet: Simply swipe and tap to control channels, movies, 50 customizable channel Favorites
  • Closed cabinet control: Included Harmony Hub lets you control devices in closed cabinets
No. 10
Home Automation
  • Home Automation Technology, Inventions and Products.
  • Gadgets, Acoustics, Landscape Management.
  • Articles, Guide, Tips, Solutions and Ideas.
  • English (Publication Language)

How we tested

We search all the field to find the best Home Automation and all the type for it and get the best alternatives, priced decently, and easy to use. After that we tested all the main parameters we use : These things can separate the great Home Automation from the good.

  • Easy To use
  • Options
  • Quality
  • Longevity

How we picked

We search for all the field to find the best Home Automation and all the type for it and get the best alternatives, priced decently, and easy to use.
The main parameters we use : These things can separate the bad Home Automation from the good.

  • Price
  • Easy To use
  • Customer reviews
  • Quality
  • Longevity
  • Dimensions

Current Offers

SaleNo. 1
Kasa Smart Light Switch HS200, Single Pole, Needs Neutral Wire, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Light Switch Works with Alexa and Google Home, UL Certified, No Hub Required
  • Easy guided install: Neutral wire is required, standard wall plate size. No need to understand complex switch wiring or master vs auxiliary switch configurations; The Kasa app guides you through easy step by step installation. Need 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connection
  • Control from anywhere: Monitor your light status. Turn electronics on and off from anywhere with your smartphone using the Kasa app, whether you are at home, in the office or on vacation
  • Voice control: Enjoy the hands-free convenience of controlling the lights in your home with your voice via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant; perfect for times when your hands are full or entering a dark room
  • Scheduling: Use timer or countdown schedules to set your smart switch to automatically turn on and off while you're home or away. Enable ‘away mode’ to randomly switch on and off to trick potential intruders
  • Trusted and reliable: Designed and developed in silicon valley, Kasa is trusted by over 4 million users. UL certified for safety use. 2-year warranty
SaleNo. 2
Gosund Smart Light Switch, in-Wall WiFi Smart Switch That Works with Alexa and Google Home, No Hub Required, Neutral Wire Needed, Single-Pole 15A, Etl and Fcc Listed,4 Pack White
  • Wise Choice for Smart Home: Gosund 15 A smart switch is more safe than other 10A switch. The user manual will guide you step by step to setup. The Alexa smart switch comes with screwless snap-on wall plate, neutral wire required, only for 2.4G wifi. Flammability UL94-V0, FCC, ETL certificated, prevent lightning, surges, and spikes.
  • Make Home More Smart: Install the wifi switch in your house, you will get a smart home.Sync on and off times to sunrise and sunset, porch lights will greet you when you come home late. Schedule your lights to make it look like you're always home. More smart function waiting for you to design.
  • Control Light Anywhere Anytime: Control your lights by your way anywhere anytime on the Alexa light switch. Turn on or off for your lights at anytime with your smart phone on the Gosund App, no matter you are at home, in your office or on your vacation.
  • Voice Control: Gosund wifi light switch also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. When your hands are full or entering a dark room, just say the commands turn on the light, enjoy the hand-free convenience and stay cozy in bed and turn lights off with your voice.
  • Start Smart Home with Gosund: Gosund Alexa light switch seamlessly replaces your old wall light switch. Make your home smart with Gosund smart light switch. We try our best to gain customers' satisfaction. 7*24 hour online for support. Note: When the updated switch is off, it is designed without led light, you could control it by voice and Apps on smart phone.
SaleNo. 3
Logitech Harmony Hub for Control of 8 Home Entertainment Devices
  • Works with Alexa to easily control your home entertainment devices with your voice
  • Combine up to 8 remotes and countless apps into one easy-to-use smartphone app.
  • Create customized activities to control your home entertainment. For example, simply tap “Date Night” and Harmony can turn on your Sony Android TV, launch Netflix, dim your Philips Hue smart lights and turn on your Sonos connected speaker
  • Harmony App for iOS or Android smartphone or tablet: Simply swipe and tap to control channels, movies, 50 customizable channel Favorites
  • Closed cabinet control: Included Harmony Hub lets you control devices in closed cabinets
SaleNo. 4
Kasa Smart (HS100) Plug by TP-Link, Smart Home WiFi Outlet Works with Alexa, Echo, Google Home & IFTTT, No Hub Required, Remote Control, 15 Amp, UL Certified, 1-Pack
  • Control From Anywhere: Turn electronics on or off from anywhere with your smartphone using the Kasa app (Compatible w/ Android & iOS)
  • Voice Control works with amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana supported devices for a hands free experience; Operating Temperature: 0 ºC to 40 ºC (32°F to 104°F). Operating Humidity: 5 percent to 90 percent RH, Non condensing
  • Flexible Control: UL Certfied to switch upto 15A, for flexible control of a wide range of plug in devices
  • Kasa scenes & schedules: Schedule the Smart plug to automatically switch on and off when away or set a scene for controlling many devices with a single button
  • Note: Requires a secured 2.4 gigahertz wifi network connection

Conclusion

This guide is here to support you in your choice of Home Automation and is regularly updated so that you can make an informed selection. Nowadays, it’s not that easy to know about each and every product that’s on the market. So we hope that this comparison was able to help you with choosing the best Home Automation according to your criteria. Your comments are most welcome and they will help us improve the ranking.

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