These devices are the actual hands-on component of a smart home ecosystem, the way you go about controlling it. With a suite of smart home devices and appliances installed in your home, the final step is setting them in motion. Here’s where remote controls come in.
Anyone who’s had to deal with a complicated home entertainment system knows that a good remote is worth its weight in gold. The same proves true for smart home technology, even more so. We looked high and low for the best ways to control our smart home devices and came back with a lot of great products.
Some of these are actually remotes, just like you use for your television. Others take the form of communication hubs, letting you do the actual controlling with your smartphone.