Friday January 08, 2016

Your Smart-Home Network Will Be A Mess

This is just one of the many reasons I'm fine not owning a smart-home. If everything used a universal standard, that would be different. But, as it is, I'll pass on owning smart-home for now.

Light bulbs, refrigerators, sprinklers and door locks soon will be a lot smarter. Too bad they'll have trouble talking to each other. Welcome to the chaotic underside of the smart-home vision, once all those humble devices start trying to communicate over a hodgepodge of wireless network standards.