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The Internet of Things: (Finally!) Getting Started With Your Smart Home, Part 1 - Executive Leadership Articles

The Internet of Things: (Finally!) Getting Started With Your Smart Home, Part 1

Executive Leadership Articles

The Internet of Things: (Finally!) Getting Started With Your Smart Home, Part 1

Believe it or not, if you haven’t set up your smart home yet, you haven’t exactly missed the boat. Concerns with safety, privacy, and compatibility are enough to give anyone reason to pause while some of our techiest friends have dived in and connected everything from their vacuum cleaners to their front door. Those friends most likely remain in the minority, however, so if you’ve decided 2019 is the year you finally catch the IoT wave, rest assured that you’ll still be on the leading edge of it.

Yet smart home systems seem to have been available forever now, so starting from scratch can be overwhelming. There are so many systems and so many considerations that taking the first step for some of us is daunting. Where do you being?

Happily, waiting these past few years has allowed a few things to settle into place, at least for now. A great deal more settling is yet to happen as the marketplace continues to learn what people want and what they don’t, and as products elbow each other for consumers’ affection. This means that most likely, whatever you want to connect within your home is connectible some way, but it also means that there are more protocols (that is, languages by which your devices speak to one another) than there will be several years from now, and you could find yourself with a high-tech dinosaur sooner than you’d like.

With all this in mind, we’ve gathered some pointers from around the web for getting your smart home set up. However, we’re going begin with the advice we give everyone dipping their toes into any pricey technology for the first time: digital cameras, laptop computers, and smart home devices too.

First, decide on a budget and try to get the best stuff you can without going over your limit. You may be paying for more than you think you want or need, but this means you have room for growing into your technology. Set a limit you’ll feel good about, because as you begin to shop, you’ll notice that you can always get one thing more with just a little more money, and before you know it, a $1,000 budget has turned into a second mortgage. Decide on a hard limit and stick to it, but push up as far against it as you can without crossing the line.

Second, find a friend who has already set up a smart home. Even a friend of a friend could work. Ask your friends what they love most about their smart homes, what they might do differently if they started over, and what they hope to add next. If they seem happy with what they have, consider getting the same system. Now you’ll automatically have someone to consult when problems spring up, and you’ll have someone to talk to about how amazingly cool your smart home is. People say the best technology is the technology you will use, but a nice corollary says that the best technology is the technology you can have fun conversations about with your friends.

You can put your new smart home together piece by piece, or you can begin with a starter kit. Starter kits are available in various sizes and complexities, so here’s where the advice about setting a budget and getting the most you can for it can come in very handy. In the second part of this series on shopping for a smart home system, we’ll share what some experts say about how to choose a system and give a rundown of popular starter kits now available.

 

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