There are more connected home gadgets to install than ever before, from locks to switches to speakers. What’s worth the trouble? We asked Fortune editor Stacey Higginbotham what’s in her house. Quite a bit, it turns out.
Where: Inside circuit-breaker panel in garage; outside house
Why: “It’s the smartest way to start because it gives you real-time energy consumption data for your entire home. An instant money saver.”
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Where: In upstairs and downstairs hallways
Why: “It’s another major system. It’s programmable and saves money. And it cools the room you’re in as opposed to Where the device is installed.”