Working Out the Kinks of Smart Home Technology

January 12, 2016

Smart home devices have been deft at sensing problems and sending info to the cloud, but they still are inefficient when it comes to transmitting data to users. As Lisa Schmeiser of wrote, messages from devices can become noise.

Schmeiser examined a baby product that was demonstrated at this year’s CES, and the notification issues that came with it. The product would only send data to one user’s smart device, which is problematic since babies have two parents and other caregivers.

“The baby wearable was not the only instance of a smart-home or smart-life technology working solely on ‘a one device, one smartphone, one user’ model,” she wrote. “While a one-on-one-on-one model works for smart health, it's not realistic or reasonable for smart homes.”

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