Open ecosystems essential to connecting smart home products and services

Lack of streamlined compatibility and standards is curbing the smart home industry. Smart home devices, such as the BeOn smart bulbs and the Scout Home Security System, still cannot connect with multiple platforms.
For those who are unfamiliar, Smart home ecosystems provide convenient and simple products and services that meet user needs in different situations. Therefore, improving compatibility between different smart home products is the foundation for connectivity, while establishing open platforms is the key to expanding smart home ecosystems. Amazon and Google are working towards open smart ecosystem platforms.
 Enterprises should be open to creating devices that can connect with other products, gather data from diverse sources, and harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) so as to enrich the services provided by their smart home devices and advance the development of the smart home,” said Jin Di , Research Manager at IDC China.