The term “home automation system” is a lot like the word “groceries.” It’s a mixed bag that depends on your tastes and what you need to accomplish when you get home.
What most systems have in common is a hub, a small box that contains the system’s brain. It works with a smartphone or other device to give you remote control and monitoring. From there, you shop for the system that gives you the features you want – a few or many.
These smart home hubs promise to bring a little gravity to your connected universe.
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