home automation mega poll, part III

What home automation software do you primarily rely on?

  • Active Home (Pro)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Adaptive Home Logic

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • CQC

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • ECS

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Girder

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • HAL

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Harmony

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Hey2U

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • invalid option, do not select

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Home Control Assistant

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • HomeSeer 1.x

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • HomeSeer 2.x

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • HouseBot

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Indigo

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • MainLobby

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • mControl

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mister House

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • NetRemote

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pluto Home

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • PowerHome

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Premise

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • SmartHome Manager

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • starCOM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • X10 Dispatcher

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • X10 Controller

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • xplhal

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Xtension

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • None of the above

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    0

electron

Administrator
Staff member
<Johnny 5>input, need more input!</Johnny 5>

Time for part III of this mega poll. What home automation software do you primarily rely on?
 

elcano

Active Member
Do the 'None of above' means 'None, I use a remote to control my hardware (no PC/controller)', or it means 'None, I only use a Hardware Controlled based solution'?
 

rocco

Active Member
Are the two entries for HAL the same program? Or is "Home Automated Living" another HAL?
 

electron

Administrator
Staff member
none means you don't use any of the listed software (to keep things simple). I removed the other HAL option, sorry about that.
 

IVB

Senior Member
Spanky said:
Dan,
I looked at the poll, now it says I voted. It would be "None of the above" anyway.
You're using the Elk only? Put a CQC box in front of that man, get him sucked into HomeTheaterAutomation! :eek: :D :eek:
 

Mike

Senior Member
I was pleasantly surprised by the numbers. I knew CQC had taken on a lot of supporters but I did not realize it had overtaken HS here by that margin.
 

smee

Senior Member
I think if we told all users of all software out there to come and vote, we might see slightly different results.
 

electron

Administrator
Staff member
I was actually considering restarting the poll, but only 3 new members signed up with the intention of voting for CQC, so those numbers are pretty accurate. I was surprised myself.
 

Micah

Active Member
Added my two cents for CQC. I haven't got it setup yet to work with Z-wave but I just received notice that my Intermatic USB controller just shipped so fingers crossed that I'll be able to get CQC talking to the Intermatic hardware.
 

smee

Senior Member
electron said:
I was actually considering restarting the poll, but only 3 new members signed up with the intention of voting for CQC, so those numbers are pretty accurate. I was surprised myself.
I was just looking at the new members, too. So I agree it doesn't look too bad. But, has anyone posted on the HS board telling people to vote here? I'm curious, in general, how many people will join something like CocoonTech just to place a vote - when the vote really doesn't influence that much.
 

DavidL

Senior Member
What this is showing is that all forum surveys are skewed. This might show what cocoontech users are using, not a comparison of one company to the other. Out of all the choices, CQC is probably the smallest market penetration of choices overall. But, very popular w/ cocoontech users.

Forums in general do not IMHO reflect the average user anyway. The more vocal and usually DIY / Hobbyists post on these forums. Nothing wrong with that, just what appears to be a fact.

It also is begining to appear to me that cocoontech is quickly becoming a place were folks not satisfied with Homeseer (specifically) post. And, because of timing with HS2 launch, many have converted to CQC.

The vote of CQC was really more cast when HS launched HS2 with more issues than their user community felt appropriate for a production launch. It's not about how many have just joined cocoontech to vote for CQC - that vote was cast a year ago with HS2 launch.

Definately not indicative of what is really going on with HA / HT software outside of cocoontech.

I look at the survey as really just a bit of trivia. What I do think it showcases is that Cocoontech is quickly becoming not the place to go for unbiased opinion. Something I hope Electron / BSR should be concerned about. I don't have an easy answer, but it should be of concern. Too much HS slamming has kept the HS enthusiasts away. That's really too bad since they probably have the highest level of expertise in their fold of the DIY community. Some really sharp and sharing folks are on the HS forum. It would be great if they were also attracted to visit cocoontech more often. I can definately see why they could care less and just stay on the HS forum.

Hopefully as folks move to HS2.1 (which all HS users should) there will be less negativity on cocoontech.

BTW, similar comments with MainLobby too.
 
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