The Connected Home also known as the Smart Home, uses modern automation systems to provide a practical way of controlling electronic devices in the home. Connected Homes technology can include but is not limited to the scheduling and automatic operation of heating, security systems and lighting.
This advanced technology allows these vital home functions to be controlled remotely from anywhere in the world using an internet connected device
As connected homes or home automation becomes more popular and mainstream and more household items become connected to each other, it is essential that these devices are easy to control. So rather than have one app for each device, it is far more feasible to have one app that controls all home automated devices. To this end there are lots of different platforms that do this however the most popular are IFTTT, Works with Nest and Cozify.