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The Ultimate Smart Home Starter Guide

Smart Home 101: Sensors, Actors, Rules, Protocols, and Hubs

The five big components of Smart Homes are Sensors, Actors, Protocols, Rules, and Interfaces. Don’t worry, I’ll explain that! Image by Martin Thoma

I’ve recently started looking into smart home topics and felt overwhelmed. There is a plethora of different devices, manufacturers, and systems. After reading this article you will understand what the important components are and have an overview to put everything into context. Let’s start!

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