What does it cost to get an "automation system" in your home? Well, that depends. What do you consider a smart home? What do I consider a control system for an automated home?
There are lots of terms for smart home and automated homes. So one of the most important aspects of understanding pricing would be to understand features, because an automation system can range from $1600 to into the hundreds of thousands. I always say it is like buying a car. If you know what you are looking for, then you can better decide if the price is right for you. If you just ask "how much does a car cost?", well you will get a different answer from a Honda dealer and a Mercedes dealer. You would get a different answer from a guy building his own hotrod in his garage. And you would get a different answer altogether from someone who gets chauffeured in a limo. Let's look at what would make a smart home or automation system range so drastically in price.