Look inside this $1 million Apple smart home – CNET

Residential builder KB Home includes smart devices in their new constructions, like this Hunter fan.

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So, if you want an LED light strip under your bathroom vanity — you can have it (for an additional cost, of course).

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The beauty is that you don’t have to install anything yourself.

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Tell KB what you want and they’ll set it up for you as part of the building process.

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The hitch is that KB has a smart home partnership with Apple, so most of the products they install in homes work with HomeKit.

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That means they’re often tied to Siri-based voice control.

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So, if you aren’t an iPhone user, their smart device partnerships won’t be quite as useful.

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Still, you’re a little limited in terms of smart home brands and platforms.

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They also made use of the remote Ecobee sensor to help track home and away status.

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Onelink tracks temperature, humidity and carbon monoxide over Wi-Fi.

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