Your smart home needs a brain, so get started with a SmartThings hub. It connects wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and makes them work together. Next, add some smart devices and put your home to work. For example, the SmartThings power outlet allows you to set lights, electronics and small appliances to turn on and off at different times of the day, when doors are opened, when there’s movement in your house, and much more. Finally, use the SmartThings app or Amazon Alexa to control your smart home. Teach your house the tricks by telling it what to do when you are asleep, awake, away, and back home.