It’s no secret that many U.S. consumers are obsessed with technology. You only have to look at the lines of shoppers camping out at Apple stores waiting for the latest device to be released to confirm this observation.

That obsession with technology, combined with the increased connectivity in our lives — also called the Internet of Things, or IoT — has led to innovations in technology that allow us to manage our homes from a distance, leading to the “smart home.”

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