Even though it is still in its infancy, the smart home represents an impressive collection of technology. Today, consumers can control their lights, music, environment, and safety within their own homes using simple voice commands or smartphones. As the industry evolves, these smart devices will expand their capabilities to further simplify our lives. The underlying technology required to deploy smart devices, however, is anything but simple. Bringing a smart device to market involves much more than just connecting it to the internet.