Smart Homes

Smart homes and IoT seem like the future, but what are they? Well, they are when physical objects in your house that connect to WiFi and can be controlled remotely, usually via an app or website.

We weigh up the pros and cons in the IoT article, so lets have a look at how you can begin your smart home.

A Hub

You could dive in with a Home Hub such as the HomePod Mini to allow remote control of your Apple Home system.

A Smart Device

The other, and more obvious, starting point is to get a smart device. These are the Apple compatible accessories. If you purchase one, it will come with instructions how to use it and pair it.

Many Smart Accessories have Bridges or Gateways. These ARE NOT hubs for your smart system, it just allows the smart devices to connect to the control servers for that device.

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