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There are many things that can be controlled in a smart home by way of voice commands or smartphone applications. Some applications can control your light bulbs or they are able to turn stereos on and off. Devices such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home can control your television or what music is playing. Many work with Apple’s Siri assist as well to make things hands-free.
A great place to start is with smart lighting, purchasing light bulbs with corresponding applications to turn them on and off with your phone. Speakers Amazon Echo and ones within the Google Home collection are a great spot too, as they can also connect to your lights and your voice commands connected to the speaker can also do things like dimming your lights. Changing your power outlets to ones like the ConnectSense Smart Outlet is another way to make more items in your home smart operated, as you can control the outlet with your phone and voice commands to turn things on and off as well as monitor energy usage.