Could Amazon's Home Services Help Usher Smart Home Into The Mainstream?

Over the past couple years, interest in smart home gadgets, particularly those of the DIY (do-it-yourself) installation variety, has risen dramatically.

But with each purchase comes the need to install this stuff. The first few million consumers that have been willing to tackle installation themselves have done fairly well because, after all, early adopters are often more technical than the mainstream consumer and mostly have no problem with turning screws or connecting electrical wiring.

But for many, the idea of twisting a piece of electrical wiring is terrifying. And it’s the growing recognition of this hurdle to mainstream adoption within the embryonic smart home industry that has some exploring ways to help less tech-savvy consumers get their smart home up and running.

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