In a Smart Home, connected devices need a way to communicate.  There’s several methods for connecting devices.  Typically a Smart Home Controller will utilize some, but not all of the available methods to connect devices.  So it’s important to understand the options, and which methods your Smart Home system supports.

Here’s a list of the most common ways Smart Devices communicate.

1) Wirelessly

 

Zigbee

Zwave

Bluetooth

WiFi

2)  Hardwired

Serial

IR

IP (Over the internet)

Matt Montgomery, TYM, Salt Lake City, Ut

Named one of Technology Integrator’s Top Talent Under 40, Matt has designed systems for 10 national award-winning projects, including  "Home Theater of the Year", and "Custom Smart Home of the Year" from CTA™ (Consumer Technology Association). His ebook “How To Wire Your Smart Home” is a best seller among professionals and DIYers alike.  You can watch Matt share the secrets of his craft on YouTube!

Matt is a Golden State fan.

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