Home automation has moved from being super hard to now being an almost plug-and-play exercise. But there is no so much gear around that it can be challenging to work out what you need. To help you get started, I've put together a starter kit so you have an idea of what you can do.
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I've been adding a bunch of smart home devices to my home. It's part of an ongoing experiment to see what I can do to make my life easier, my home safer and to save some money on power bills. But I'm finding that I keep hitting some roadblocks. And while I do hit the odd technical roadblock, I'm finding that the biggest problems stem from the intransigence of vendors.
Apple's Home app makes it easy to control all your smart home tech right from your iPhone, but because this is Apple we're dealing with, it also comes with some restrictions. The biggest drawback is that Home only works with a small subset of HomeKit-approved smart lights, switches and other gadgets.