How to create a smart home

You can make your home smart by installing a network that enables you to connect your appliances and devices, or you can buy individual products that link to your phone.
A popular smart home device is a voice assistant, a personal helper that lives in your phone, tablet, speaker, streaming box or other internet-connected device. Amazon Echo and Google Home are the two most prominent products in this sector.
Another popular bit of tech is a smart thermostat that allows you to set the heating to turn on before you come in from a freezing winter day.