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The problem with a Smart Home – A Gen Z Perspective by Aaron Grossman

Gen Z Take on problem with Smart Homes

To start off, a smart home is when you have a home equipped with lighting, heating, and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by a phone or computer.

The smart home industry is growing rapidly and more people are getting smart home devices. You may be asking… Why?

Well, most of the products learn about you and your habits, and then use that info to save you money. But there is one common complaint, you have to use your phone to control most of them.

Now, there are some controllers out there but they are either over $200 for one, or they rely on your phone.

An example is the Beddi it has smart home buttons but they don’t work unless you have your phone on you! Another option the harmony remote, its really cool, but so complicated to set up. So, what someone has to do is make some kind of cheap remote with a touch screen that works with all your devices over Wi-Fi, not Bluetooth. So… in the end, smart homes are really cool devices but there’s just not a good way to control them that is simple and can appeal to the masses.

Aaron Grossman (7th Grader)

I am a 12-year-old, dyslexic, computer/tech enthusiast. Ever since I was in 3rd grade computers fascinated me and I wanted to learn more about them. I'm learning how to code and how they work, and I have started to develop apps. My goal is to set the next Generation up for success by highlighting people’s strengths and putting my opinion out on the internet.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. This is so true as we bought a keyless door lock for our house that worked with your smartphone but they
    Didn’t take into consideration that most kids & adults show up at home with a dead phone, so they are locked out!

  2. Yes and our electric went out and the wireless connection to our smart stuff went out so we were locked out
    Of our house. Not so smart after all.
    Good job !

  3. All this new tech stuff is cool,
    But as far as I am concerned it is just another
    Way for someone out there to encroach
    On our privacy.
    Not for me!

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