With every new smart device I add to my home, it gets a little dumber.
The thermostats don’t talk to the lights. The security cameras don’t talk to the alarm system, which doesn’t talk to the garage door. The networked speakers talk to each other—but not to the TV sitting a few feet away. Just about every device has its own app for my smartphone, but since none of them work with each other, I’ve got 15 apps controlling 15 functions.
Read more: http://observer.com/2016/03/the-smart-home-is-an-unholy-mess/