Honeywell Smart Home System: An Expert Review (2019)

The Honeywell Smart Home System is a really great system that works for large homes, medium homes, small homes, and even apartments. If you been looking for a security system that functions as a home automation system, then the Honeywell Smart Home System would be perfect for you.

Honeywell Hub

The Hub for the Honeywell Smart Home System has it all. It comes with built-in motion detectors that will alert you any time the Hub senses motion. It also includes a built-in camera that records in 1080p with a 147-degree field of view, and it has night vision technology which will allow you to capture images even when there is no light.

Another really cool feature is that the Hub has Alexa built-in allowing you to control your system with voice commands. This Hub can also detect sounds and send alerts for these events as well. The Hub also includes a three-microphone array that sports 2-way audio that allows you to hear and communicate in crystal clear audio quality with whomever is around your Hub directly through your app/phone.

If you are looking for a system with an internal siren, then Honeywell has you covered. The Honeywell Hub also includes a 90-decibel internal siren that can play siren sounds along with sounds like barking dogs meant to scare away any potential home invaders. If you are looking to expand your system to use some smart home automation devices, the Hub includes Z-Wave technology so that you can use a variety of smart home devices with your Honeywell Smart Home System.

The Hub also includes an 8 GB flash drive with 1 GB of Ram allowing for lots of storage. It is powered through an AC power source but also includes a battery backup in case the power goes out. The Honeywell Smart Home System is a DIY (do it yourself) style of system, and works by connecting to your home’s network via WIFI. It is a totally wireless system which means all the sensors and other devices will connect wirelessly to the Hub.

Honeywell Starter Kit

The Honeywell Smart Home Starter Kit includes the Hub, 2 door/window sensors, and a keyfob. The door/window sensors are wireless and battery operated with a battery life to up to 4-years. The key fob is a battery-operated remote control that allows you to quickly arm and disarm your system with a touch of a button.

You can purchase the Honeywell Smart Home Starter Kit for $449.99. If you are just interested in the base station itself, you can have it for $349.

Add-on equipment

Honeywell has a variety of other packages that include more equipment if the Honeywell Home Starter Kit is not enough equipment for you to get your home security setup started. Here are some of the additional sensors that go really well with the Honeywell Smart Home System.

Indoor Motion Sensor

You can purchase a honey a Honeywell Indoor Motion Sensor that will cover large rooms of your home. This motion sensor has a 40 ft. range and is pet immune for pets up to 79 lbs. The Honeywell Indoor Motion Sensor is battery operated and wireless with a battery life of up to 3 years.

Indoor MotionViewer

Honeywell offers Honey Well Indoor Motion Viewers that will allow you to capture short video clips when this sensor detects motion. It has a 33 ft. range with a 90-degree field of view for the camera. It is also wireless and battery operated with a battery life of up to 2 years.

Outdoor MotionViewer

Honeywell also offers a Honeywell Outdoor Motion Viewer which has the same specifications as the Honeywell Indoor Motion viewer but also includes night vision technology that will allow you to capture vide0 clips in the dark.

App Features

To monitor your Honeywell Smart Home System, you can download the Honeywell app that allows to you to receive push notifications for security events, view video, remotely control your system, and control smart home devices. Honeywell only offers app monitoring also known as self-monitoring, but currently does not offer 24/7 professional monitoring through a professional monitoring station.


The Honeywell app also allow you to use services like Geo-fencing which will automatically turn on different security and home automation devices when you are within range of the Geo-fence.

Custom motion zones

Another added feature of the Honeywell app is that it allows you to set custom motion zones so you cover the areas that matter most to you.

Cloud storage

Honeywell also gives you 24 hours of free data storage including video clips via the Cloud. This free service allows you to store up to 50 video clips for 1 camera for 24 hours. If you are looking for more storage your can purchase a membership plan through Honeywell.


Honeywell has 2 monitoring plans for you to choose from:

Standard Membership

Their Standard Membership allows you to store and view up to 1500 video clips for 1 camera for 30 days. This plan also includes 5% discounts on all Honeywell Products. This service will only cost you $4.99 per month.

Premium Membership

If you are looking for even more video storage you can go with their Premium Membership which gives you the ability to store and view up to 3000 video clips for 60 days for unlimited cameras. This service also includes a 15% percent discount on Honeywell products. Their Premium Membership will cost you only $14.99 per month.

Honeywell is a really great system, and the brand itself is known for making high quality home automation and security products. Honeywell, like many other companies, has designed a central Hub that has most basic features that you as the user might be looking for. Their pricing may be a little bit on the higher side, but you know when purchasing a Honeywell system, you will have a system that will last you for a long time.

Having said that, the Honeywell Smart Home System is a new breed of home security system and there are some drawbacks. For example, it allows for self-monitoring only, which means that you cannot have your home monitored professionally by a 24/7 monitoring station.

Another drawback is the limited variety of additional sensors. With an traditional DIY, self-install home security company like Link Interactive, you get the best of both worlds. Self-monitoring, plus professional monitoring, plus a virtually unlimited lineup of professional home security equipment!

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