If you think of smart home gadgets, you’re probably thinking of thermostats or energy-saving lights that you control with an app. Most people don’t worry about how they work, let alone how they might work together.
Some of the biggest tech players – Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc. it’s Google, Amazon. com Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. – have established smart home platforms, so your iPhone can turn off the lights or Alexa can change the thermostat without too much extra setup. But that still means shoppers need to check whether new products work with the technology they already have at home.