Entering The Brave, New Automated World! A Beginner’s Guide To Creating A Smarter Home.
While the reality of smart homes is not as seamless and flawless as the commercials showcase, we are getting there. Most popular devices have their own apps making it easier to control the device.
Other devices are more generic, using popular standards such as Zigbee and Z-Wave—which are Bluetooth-esque wireless protocols for smart home devices—to communicate with a hub such as the Wink or Samsung’s SmartThings.
If you are just starting out, it is recommended that you start with one or two devices and then move forward. Popular categories in the smart home industry include smart bulbs or lights, thermostats, locks, doorbells, security cameras, TVs and entertainment systems, and other devices designed to make life easier.
As your list of devices grows, it is better to start using a hub, such as Samsung SmartThings or Wink Hub 2. They are compatible with a wide range of devices as well.
Regarding voice assistants, Amazon’s Alexa is more compatible than Google, but research shows Google can be more efficient than Alexa. You could also go with controllers like Brilliant Control which help you manage all your smart devices easily.
While smart gadgets have come a long way, they are not really as intelligent as you might expect them to be. It is better not to have expectations and simply enjoy the convenience they provide us.
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