As you will learn soon, homeowners notice a big difference between a house with some Internet of Things (IoT) devices in it and a completely automated, streamlined home. We understand how those two concepts might seem synonymous at first. When someone walks into a residence and notices anything tech-forward, they might assume it’s a “smart home.”

Not so fast: Total home automation requires a higher level of connectivity, compatible devices and a central control system to streamline all these IoT tools. There’s nothing wrong with starting small and trying a DIY smart lock or some fun lighting controls, for example. Still, if you want to build a fully integrated, future-proof smart home, you’ll need professional integration and complete automation to make it happen. Keep reading for signs that your Greenwich, CT, home doesn’t live up to the “smart home’ moniker and what you can do to change that.

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