U.S. homeowners would prefer a smartphone-enabled, do-it-yourself open platform with a focus on security and no monthly fees.

One thing I’ve been thinking about is what happens when there is a power or Internet outage? When the power goes out, goodbye Internet and Wi-Fi. Home Internet access problems also happen quite often, lasting anywhere from a few minutes to 1-2 days (I lost mine for 1 day just last week).