You’ve likely heard of the phrase “home automation” and a related specification called ZigBee and simply assumed they are nerdy things within a niche industry.
Well, that’s not true. For instance: Google has Nest, Apple has HomeKit, and Samsung is thinking about buying SmartThings. These acquisitions and frameworks prove that even the biggest companies in the world are thinking about and developing ways to make your home smarter. And some of these ways might use ZigBee.
That doesn’t mean ZigBee isn’t a complex idea to grasp. The home automation industry is emerging, evolving and welcoming new players by the second. It’s the future; the movement that will supposedly change your world. But what exactly is ZigBee and how does it affect home automation or even you?