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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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Many of the devices, like this Lutron in-wall dimmer switch, work with more than one smart home platform.

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Amazon Alexa devices, for instance, work with Lutron, Philips and a number of other HomeKit-compatible products.

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

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The home was outfitted with an Ecobee3 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat.

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

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The house has Lutron Serena window shades, too.

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KB's model smart home also has a First Alert Onelink Environmental Monitor in the nursery.

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

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