A new type of home management, safety, and surveillance devices is emerging.Dubbed smart home devices and systems, this new type incorporates the capabilities inherent in IoT and provides enhanced benefits for one or more categories pertinent to managing the home. What began as a trickle of products, has morphed to a steady stream of smart home device and system introductions. Starting with networked security taking advantage of broadband capability for surveillance of one sort or another to, more recently, smart thermostats coming fromstart-ups as savvy as Nest, and smart garage door openers from stalwarts such as Chamberlain, products are smart and connected.

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