Over the last several years, the concept of the connected home has become a reality across the world. The morphing of devices like the basic thermostat into a breed of power smart thermostats has shown how the appliances in residences today must adapt, re-imagine, and reinvent their role in the connected home of the future or risk being left behind. Because of the pervasiveness of residential broadband connectivity and the explosion in options, the key to the connected home is connectivity.