Fantastic Apps & digital assistants with smart display / voice enablement across all platforms, simultaneously from various devices - achieved easily by the consumer/user without any complexity of connection or coding
Need for quick & predictable outcomes in smart control; They are fully customized & personalised (user driven) with any number of changes possible, at all times in its lifetime of use!
It does NOT require any special wiring and NO extra-switches, in most cases; In fact, 'automation' is only a small part of everything that you put technology to good use for; Smart Appliances are fast getting into the retail market of consumer durables - RIoTS based Smart Home platform is the definitive way to fully & easily include/integrate them into your new age setup
Cost of the new age of Smart Homes using residential IoT is not based on the size (sq ft) of house!
Modular implementation lets you spend incrementally & whenever you choose to connect (totally scalable); A detailed implementation is key to successful utilisation & any installation
Tablet PC / smartphone is with you & other members of family, most of the time & throughout the house; Expect it to be completely user driven and with a great user interface for the entire household - young & elderly, alike
Information, references, help & user groups are available in the public domain (online) - free of cost; You shouldn't need to pay special user fees, subscription fees et al; You may be able to Reuse & replace them easily, at will!
Smart Home setup of RIoTS evolves & grows ever so often, automatically or most times in the background - through necessary alliance/ecosystem collaboration (its not like brick & mortar of a house!) - Updates & Upgrades, regularly OTA
Most of the RIoTS devices & applications should NOT require any annual maintenance contract/expenses (except for battery based devices) - just like most consumer durables / electronics used at home; Most of the time, you have a great degree of freedom & choice in managing them for appropriate deployment/use
It is globally available and globally used with continuous product improvements/evolution, many of which find their way into the setup you have (as mentioned in #8), usually for no additional effort or cost