Additionally, the announcement clarifies what sorts of smart home devices the Project Connected Home over IP is aiming to work with. If the number of companies being brought together wasn’t ambitious enough, the list of device categories is a lengthy one: “lighting and electrical (e.g., light bulbs, luminaires, controls, plugs, outlets), HVAC controls (e.g., thermostats, AC units), access control (e.g., door locks, garage doors), safety and security (e.g., sensors, detectors, security systems), window coverings/shades, TVs, access points, bridges and others.”
But it does seem rather home assistant driven which means cloud data and privacy. However, it could mean if one supplier goes out of business the services could continue working. But I'm wondering where Chinese WeLink and Sonoff are as many of those devices are in broad use throughout the world too (and are reflashable with 3rd party open source software).
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Easier smart home setup could be on the way.