Smart hubs, IFTTT & Raspberry Pi: How to get started with home automation

In the article below Josh Miller describes how you can turn your house into a smart home.  He lists three options: if you are a geek (or coder/developer to be more polite) you can develop your own system using a Raspberry Pi ; if you are a technology enthusiast, you can purchase devices and find or create IFTTT services to connect them; or if you want to spend the time, you can choose an ecosystem such as Samsung SmartThings and then select the devices you want from the range it supports.

You can read all about these approaches in the article.  However, if you want to avoid the effort and hassle of installation, personalisation and maintenance, then choose a SHaaS (Smart Home as a Service) supplier like homesmart who will help you choose  the right system, then set it up and support it.

Josh Miller/CNET So you want a smart home . Great! But where do you start? With so many platforms, assistants, hubs and protocols out there, it can get really confusing really fast. Here’s what you need to know if you’re ready to dip your toe into smart home automation. […]

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