Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are coming for the smart home

 

 

If you wanted to build a smart home anytime in the last decade, you turned to one of two places: ZigBee or Z-Wave. Both are connectivity standards tailor made for the smart home, each connecting the hundreds of products approved for their systems. You’ve probably never heard of them, but you’ve definitely heard of their new competitors: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. As the niche smart home industry starts to grow, everyone wants a piece of it. And more established standards are coming for them.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/8/10737900/wifi-bluetooth-coming-for-zigbee-zwave-smart-home-iot-ces-2016

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