Smart Web-Enabled Devices (Part One: The Hubs)


If you’ve stepped into the world of smart home technology, you’re probably already familiar with the term “smart hub.” But if not, let’s start with a quick definition and explanation. Smart hubs are hardware devices that allow you to connect and control your smart devices (like light bulbs, thermostats, and door locks) from one central location. They act as the central brain for your smart home system so that all of your devices can communicate and work together seamlessly.

What is a smart hub?

A smart hub is a device that allows you to control your home’s smart devices through one interface. It’s like the brain of your system, and it can be used with any number of different products.

Smart hubs come in many shapes and sizes–from simple plugs that sit on your wall to full-blown computers with touchscreens–but they all have one thing in common: They allow you to control all of your connected devices from one location. This makes them ideal for people who want a more streamlined experience than using individual apps on their phones or laptops would provide.

Smart hubs are also useful if you want the ability to automate tasks based on time (such as having lights turn off when everyone leaves work), but don’t want much technical know-how beyond plugging things into each other!

How do smart hubs work?

Smart hubs connect to your home WiFi and can control smart devices in your home. They connect to the internet so they can send information back and forth between each other, as well as get updates on new software updates or changes in the weather. They can be controlled by a mobile app, or voice commands through Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Some smart hubs include built-in cameras that let you see what’s going on inside of the house while you’re away from it!

What can you do with a smart hub?

A smart hub is a central control point for your connected home. It can be accessed through multiple devices, including smartphones, computers and smart TVs and media streamers. With one device you can control all of the other devices in your home.

A smart hub allows you to:

  • Control smart devices from anywhere in the world using an app on your smartphone or computer (or via voice assistant or smart speaker)
  • Use voice commands to activate certain functions on various devices

The best way to use a smart hub is to have multiple smart devices that connect to it

The best way to use a smart hub is to have multiple smart devices that connect to it. This allows you to control all your devices from one place, and also allows for control from multiple places. For example, if your smart light bulbs are connected through the hub, then you could turn them off or on using an app on any device (phone, tablet or computer). If the same lights were not connected through the hub but instead had their own independent Wi-Fi connection (for example), then they would not be able to receive commands from outside sources unless they were programmed in advance with specific instructions for each type of action needed–for example: “if someone enters Apt B14 at 7pm then turn on light #2”.


We hope you enjoyed this article on smart hubs and how they can improve your home automation experience. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the section below!