Smart Home Dreams and the Internet of Things

Sean O'Kane from The Verge tests an assortment of popular home automation apps in his apartment.

The Internet of Things is a trendy catch-all phrase used to discuss a growing array of always connected objects and devices that may want to communicate with one another.

The next great opportunity is about connecting everything in your home.

Smart home automation devices include common household items like lights, windows and doors, even small appliances from coffee makers to slow cookers.

According to Matt Emmi, co-founder of ultra-high-end smart home integrator OneButton, everything in your home is waiting to surf the web, send you messages, and awaits your command.

Watch this Home Guide video to learn more about available home automation trends and take a peek at the smart home of your dreams.