Smart home products such as automatic lights and movement sensors often require a hub to operate. These networking devices take many forms and are among the most popular smart home products on their own. Some, like Amazon Echo and Google Home, also serve as wireless speakers. Others, like Apple HomeKit or Samsung SmartThings, run mostly in the background, but are essential nonetheless. While these big names might be the ones you’re familiar with, they aren’t the only hubs available. Lowes, the big box home improvement chain has one called Iris. There’s also the Wink Connected Home Hub and Harmony Hub….
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