Smart home technologies aren’t necessarily easily interoperable.
A Google speaker won’t interact with devices running on Amazon’s smart home platform, for example.
While savvy users can buy smart cameras that can run on open source tools, the average family typically needs to make a decision and run either Google, Apple, or Amazon gear.
In 2019, the three companies joined the Zigbee Alliance to explore ways to make their device ecosystems more interoperable.
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