Tech Life Hacks: Why I am smarting in a smart home

My plan to automate everything in my flat is proof that a smart home is only as smart as the person who programmes the system

I am automating everything in my flat.

To give you an indication of how well it is going, right now it is 9pm. I have to walk through darkness to the front door, open it a crack and close it again to turn on the lights in the hall.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2019, with the headline 'Why I am smarting in a smart home'. Print Edition | Subscribe