TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-25: Home Automation’s Bag of Hurt

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The promise of home automation isn't living up to expectations, and it's a little frustrating. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at the still immature home automation market, vent some frustrations, and hope for a better future. Bonus: Kelly coins the term "iPod of home automation."

TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-25: Home Automation’s Bag of Hurt

Jun. 25, 2015 — Download: MP3 Version (AAC Version Coming Soon)


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I think that home automation, as a whole, is still really in its infancy. This is partly because we’re still in the stage where those early into the game did it pretty wrong, and now they and others are just starting to learn from the early mistakes. Also, home automation involves a lot of items for which the only commonality is that they take place within the same building. Creating an elegant and robust interface for controlling a number of disparate mechanisms isn’t easy and, obviously, will take a few generations to get right. I think we’re getting close.


...I think we’re getting close to seeing some more compelling solutions.

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