HomeSeer is one of the leaders in DIY home automation systems. HomeSeer sets a high standard with its vibrant user community and excellent customer support. It is relatively easy to use but it takes time to master. The system’s compatible with a variety of home automation products and a wide range of software as well.
This DIY automation system supports media management applications like iTunes, security systems and HVAC systems. One of the unique things about HomeSeer is its online store. The store is a one-stop location to find a selection of peripherals that work with this DIY home automation system. You can find security cameras, door locks, thermostats and HomeSeer's HomeTroller line of home automation controllers in the store. One of the most affordable HomeSeer home automation hubs is the HomeTroller Zee S2, which runs Linux.
In addition to controllers, HomeSeer’s HS3 home automation software is compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux computers. This enables you to use a home desktop to control your system. You can use a web browser such as Chrome or Firefox to access and configure the software remotely. This smart home system also gives you remote access with Android and iOS devices.
HomeSeer supports major smart home technologies including Insteon, Wi-Fi and Z-Wave. Many of these devices operate on the same basic principle; the device uses wireless frequencies to connect to the smart home hub. Unless you’re buying the Pro version, you will pay extra to access the plug-ins that add specific device brands to your system. HomeSeer is one of the only DIY home automation systems that allow you to choose plug-ins a la carte.
This DIY home automation system gives you the option to create simple or complex programs to customize your smart home. These programs can activate automatically, manually and even using voice control. You can also program the system to turn the lights on and off at random or semi-random intervals, giving your house a lived-in look to discourage thieves while you’re away.
HomeSeer has many customer support options, including tutorials, telephone support and live chat. It provides the basics in documentation, offering a user manual, an online knowledgebase and an online forum to help you figure out problems with your DIY home automation projects. Helpful video tutorials can introduce you to a few basic techniques and familiarize you with the software and hardware.