What is a Smart Home and Why should you have one?

Why have a smart home?

1. Save energy (and money)

Buy your first smart home products:

  • Amazon Echo
  • Google Nest Hub
  • Wink Hub 2
  • Samsung SmartThings
  • Apple Homekit

The Stumbling block

Since these devices require a lot of data to operate, there is a high potential for that data to be shared with third parties, which is a strong concern for privacy. Though these devices are very useful, consumers feel the setups are too complex , which will make them reliant on someone to fix them in case anything goes wrong . The concept of smart home suffers from platform fragmentation and lack of technical standards. Moreover, the lack of standardized security measures and depreciation of older devices without backwards compatibility proves to be a major stumbling block in home automation.

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