Today’s smart home has blossomed to near Jetson-esque capabilities. The applications for home automation are racing ahead, fueled by the ever-present availability of wireless technology and the growth of the Internet of Things.

The actual smart home gadgets and technologies continue to evolve, but the smart phone/mobile app seems to be taking the lead. And with the ease of installation, usability and programming enabled by wireless technology and these apps, anyone not already engaged with smart home tech should at least consider dipping a toe in the water.

Let’s catch up with the advances in some key areas…