In today’s smart home, consumers can control their lights, music, environment, and safety using simple commands or smartphones. As smart home technology continues to evolve, the smart devices will expand their capabilities to further simplify consumer lives. But that doesn’t mean that building smart home devices is always that simple. In this paper, we focus on four areas to consider when building smart devices:

  • Choosing the right wireless technology
  • When to go custom and when to use off-the-shelf
  • Getting your smart device to play well with others
  • Delivering confidence to consumers through certification