HCA Flavor Comparison

Home Control Assistant offer three different flavors, each one has different capabilities. Depending upon your needs today and your anticipated needs tomorrow, select the flavor that makes the most sense to you.

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Feature Limited Standard Plus
New User Pricing
Free, See Below $80.00 $160.00
Existing User Pricing
Free, See Below Varies Varies
Client Server
    X
Amazon Alexa
    X
HCA for Android
    X
HCA for iPhone and iPad
    X
Control Interface
    X
Supported Automation Interfaces
Insteon
  X X
Universal Powerline Bus (UPB)
    X
Global Cache GC-100
  X X
Bitwise BC4
  X X
Wireless Interfaces
  X X
CM11 and CM15
X X X
SmartHome USB and serial PowerLinc Controller
X X X
Marrick Interfaces
X X X
Magic Module
    X
Lightolier Compose Protocol
    X
Lightolier Firewall download
    X
Supported Hardware
Insteon Devices
  X X
UPB Devices
    X
ZWave Devices
    X
Generic IP and Serial Interfaces
    X
Thermostats
    X
Weather Station
    X
Weather Underground weather Data
    X
X10 switches, keypads, and modules
  X X
Lightolier Controls CI and CP
    X
HCA Core Features
Tiled Displays
    X
Power Track
X X X
HCA Designer
X X X
Wizards
X X X
Home Modes
X X X
Visual Programmer
X X X
Visual Programmer Debugger
    X
Email - SMS - MMS
  X X
Time Based Schedules
Yes, See Below X X
Visual Scheduler
Yes, See Below X X
Visual Scene Editor
X X X
Text Scripts
X
Web Interface
    X
Object Interface
    X
Advanced Computation Elements
  X X
Restart
X X X
Import and Export
X X X
Design Checker
X X X
Logging
X X X
Floorplan Backgrounds
  X X

Home Control Assistant Limited

Home Control Assistant Limited is supplied free for download. It is intended to help you get started with HCA as quickly as possible. As a free product, there are some restrictions put in place. Most of these are outlined in the above chart, but there are also a few others including:

  • Only the CM11/CM15, Marrick Interfaces and the X10 PowerLinc Controllers are supported. No UPB, Insteon, or IR interfaces are available.
  • You can only create up to 4 programs
  • You can only create 1 schedule with up to 4 schedule entries

Once you experience HCA Limited you will understand why upgrading to HCA Standard, or HCA Plus, is such a smart decision.