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How to Seize the Connected Home Opportunity

Everyone is targeting the connected home business these days — from security professionals to cable installers. But this lucrative niche should fall squarely in the electrical contractor’s realm.

A subset of the Internet of Things (IoT), a connected home is fundamentally a residential building with an ecosystem of devices, services, and apps that are linked together to enhance livability and occupant experience. The devices might be as sophisticated as a communications hub or as simple as a basic sensor that alerts a homeowner when, for example, a gun safe or liquor cabinet is opened.

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