IFTTT & SMART ROUTINES
Because of the multitudes of brands in the “smart” world and the accompanied competition, unfortunately there is some cross-compatibility issues between devices and automations. Luckily there is If This Then That (IFTTT for short) hub that allows for connections to be made to trigger events. Picture setting up IFTTT to trigger opening your garage when you get close enough to home. Or adjusting your thermostat to certain temperatures when the weather is going to be colder/warmer. IFTTT can achieve that.