If you’re already connecting your lightbulbs, speakers, doorbells and more to the internet — perhaps you’ve paid more attention to smart home gadgets now that— you’ll know the process can be more complicated than it seems. You might just need one device to address a particular issue, like a to put a lamp on a regular schedule. You might also already have an Amazon Alexa- or -powered smart speaker, or even Siri and Apple’s smart home service. If so, maybe now you’re thinking about how to build on what you already own.
I tend to think of the voice assistants as the starting point for building a do-it-yourself smart home. They offer a convenient way for family members or roommates to interact with the various devices without worrying about who has what access in a