Home automation has become more and more popular in recent years. Most equipment vendors have their own control system or app for management as well as having a base station which often has a high price.
If you need to mix several types of equipment such as light from IKEA Trådfri and from OSRAM both must have their own base station and app. If you should also have Philips Hue you will need the third hub, or base station. Such a base station is often called a Hub or Bridge.
Furthermore, you may want to have other equipment connected to apps like Google Cast or Google Assistant. Then it can be nice to set up your own base station where you can integrate all the equipment you want.
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