Structured wiring in the era of wireless connectivity.
The convenience of whole home WiFi comes with an increased risk for home network intrusion.
For many years ‘home automation’ was the field of a few hobbyists or wealthy homeowners that were willing to pay for the novelty that early and sometimes custom automation products offered.
The recent consumer availability of intelligent, voice controlled Smart Home Hubs by major vendors such as the Amazon Echo Dot, Apple HomePod, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings, and Wink Hub have generated renewed and broad interest in the ability to control sound systems, smart lights, digital locks, security cameras, thermostats, lawn sprinkler systems, and more, especially with hubs priced as low as $49.
When you add to that—waking up to your favorite tunes, the weather forecast, your stock prices, news headlines, message dictation, voice assisted internet searches, ordering and booking, fitness and health management, even playing online video games—then you have an entirely new dimension to Internet enabled ‘convenience’.