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Home: On #011 – App Proliferation, with Lisa Montgomery

Home: On #011 - App Proliferation, with Lisa MontgomeryOn this episode of Home: On, Lisa Montgomery, the Executive Editor of Electronic House magazine, joins Richard to discuss the merits and challenges of single-focus apps v. integrated control for home automation. Integrated systems are often best, but they can be pricey and complicated. Meanwhile, stovepiped apps may make things more difficult for homeowners with multiple smart devices, but they provide an easy entry point for DIY consumers and product manufacturers alike. What’s your preference? Leave us a comment, below.

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Richard Gunther

Richard is a product experience consultant with a life-long interest in consumer electronics. He has been immersed in smart home tech for decades now and hosts The DMZ's home automation podcast, Home: On and co-hosts Entertainment 2.0 with Josh Pollard. Richard looks at products through an experience lens, always seeking the right mix of utility and delight.