Outfitting a home with automated technology products can be a pain, says Engadget writer Roberto Baldwin, but the smart-home market is evolving in ways that make the process easier. Many builders are working with Apple to make sure their new homes will allow for easy installation of Apple's HomeKit, especially big names like KB Home, Brookfield Residential and Lennar who see the Internet of Things as a long term trend.
"What people want is an entire package that's simple and unified and easy to use. Consumers don't want one device over another, they want an entire solution," David Kaiserman, president of Lennar Ventures said. The executives all also noted that they are open to working with other platforms -- which should be welcome news to Android-using home buyers.