The Best Devices Are Ones That Work Better Together
We are sure you know all about smart devices. You may be reading this on one right now, such as your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Of course, those devices are smart; at their core they are computers.
When it comes to smart home devices, it seems like a new one is announced every day. You might be thinking – just how useful are these things? Yes, they may be cool, and it might be interesting to control it from my smartphone. But is it useful on a daily basis? Is it something I’m going to benefit from after the novelty wears off?
We think that smart devices are everyday useful when they’re part of the same ecosystem, so they work well together. What’s an ecosystem? In technology, it means an interconnected set of products and services that interact and work well with each other, making for solutions that are greater than the sum of the parts.
In the smart home device world, that means that there is a smart home automation system that can help derive even more value out of a smart device. For example, a smart thermostat is great in part because it can be remotely controlled by a smartphone. But what it if works in concert with automated lights and window treatments to better manage energy use? Then you have something delivering more value through the ecosystem.
With that in mind, let’s talk about a couple of smart home devices that bring real value to your Plano home when plugged into the right smart home automation ecosystem. Read on to learn more.