Good article from Tech-Crunch:
Smart Home Technology –
must work Harder to create smarter consumers –
Empowering a smarter consumer depends on presenting actionable data in a highly consumable manner.
Will my home security system be able to control my lighting system? Will my smart thermostat talk to my smart meter, and vice versa? These are not questions that smart-home vendors have been forced to answer with early adopters — who often prioritize product innovation over practicality — but there are answers that mainstream consumers will demand before investing hundreds of dollars in thermostats, lights, locks, security systems and appliances.
If smart-home products, systems and standards can’t talk to one another, consumers are left with nice-to-have but not need-to-have technologies that may offer incremental benefits and some cost savings, but not enough to overcome consumer confusion, maximize …………………. Read the Full Article here!