In-Depth Comparison of the Top Home Automation Systems

At Progressive Home Automation we want to make sure that when it comes to your home automation system you get exactly what you want. Below, we have put together a compilation of the best home automation systems including Control4, Elan G!, RTI, Savant and Crestron. Please use the comparison chart below to choose the right system for you. If you have any questions about about services please feel free to contact us. If you would like to start building your system, visit our Project Planner to get started.

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Home Automation System

Install Cost




Household Appliances

Allows End User Customization

Door Locks
without Extra Hardware

Mobile App

Voice Control/Amazon Echo/
Google Assistant/Siri

Water Leaks

Built-in Music Services(Spotify, AirPlay, TuneIn, Deezer, TIDAL, Sirius XM, Pandora, Napster)

Equipment Warranty



ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave

Android, iOS




Wifi, Integrated 3rd party

Android, iOS

Amazon Echo



ZigBee, Wifi

Android, iOS

Amazon Echo



ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave

Android, iOS

Amazon Echo



ZigBee Pro

Android, iOS

Siri, Amazon Echo

What to consider when choosing your Home Automation System

There are many things to consider when choosing your automation system. We have compiled a number of fact filled articles detailed around the automation systems to help you make the right decision. Stay up to date with all the latest Home Automation news.

Best Home Automation System 2018 Revealed

We have spent thousands of hours testing and reviewing the companies on our site and come up, what we believe is the best home automation system of 2018. Control4 is our choice. It’s an optimized, well designed, feature-rich system that hit the market in 2003 and has impressed us in every aspect, from support to functionality and ease of use.

Their system has shown tremendous growth over the past few years. Giving users the ability to add features as they go. With the new ability for front-end users to change lighting scenes and personalized features without having to have a technician come in.

Control4 offers live chat support, with average connection times in under a minute, which is incredible! There are no long capture forms plus the support representatives know how to talk to their customers!

Their FAQs and knowledge base sections are second to none; you feel like you’re on a site that has been around for 20+ years. Control4 is also the fastest growing system out. Unlike other systems which have grown stagnant over past years, Control4 is charging forward.

What does this mean for you?

This means that more features that will be easily implemented into your system will be available as soon as the technology is there. For now, they have applied and fine-tuned everything they can. They have listened to their target market and therefore don't include gimmicky features that you will never use. They have been laser-focused on given the customers exactly what they wanted and making sure it works exactly as needed. Giving features that are worth having, i.e., smart lighting, voice control, security, airplay, cross-platform and multiple device support (iOS and Android).

Overall, Control4 may be newer than some to the market, but it has matched and in some areas outshone and outperformed industry leading systems that have been around for many years. The way they deal with their additional features is amazing and so we urge you to give them a go, you won’t regret it!

Featured Articles

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