One of the biggest problems many people run into when setting up or planning their network of smart home devices is a lack of cross-compatibility. In short, not all smart home devices, platforms, hubs, and apps play nicely together. Your smart lights may talk to an app on your phone but not to your voice-controlled smart hub, while your smart speakers might talk to your smart hub but not to any specific app on your phone.
Quick, off the top of your head, how many Internet-connected devices are in your home? How many smartphones, tablets, laptops, iPods, gaming consoles, and smart TVs is your family using on a daily basis? How many hours per day and per week are your children spending online? What websites are they visiting? What videos are they watching?
It’s a universal truth: Dads love gadgets and gizmos. The newer and hotter those gadgets and gizmos are, the better. Sure, dads might gripe and grumble when building new pieces of furniture or setting up the home theatre system. But deep down they love the feeling of figuring stuff out and—most importantly—staying one step ahead of the latest advancements in tech.
Top 10 Smart Home Technologies for 2016
More and more homes are being connected to the Internet with fibre. This means much faster data transmission and reliability than ever before. Now these homes have the ability to become smart and take advantage of new technologies.