当智能家居产品首次推出时，它们就是早期采用者的领地。 应用程序设计经常假设为单个用户，因为系统非常复杂，所以在系统中教育整个家庭是没有意义的。 随着岁月的流逝，这种假设体现在智能家居产品的管理方式上。 几乎普遍，家庭中有一个人负责更新和维护家庭的网络物联网设备。 其他人只是一个消费者，在许多情况下无法对配置进行更改。 在某些方面，这是有道理的。 我们不希望让孩子或配偶轻易地撤消配置决定。 但是，当这些人需要为自己的安全或理智做出改变时呢？ 当情况降级到那时，要求访问不再是一种选择。
When smart home products first launched, they were very much the territory of early adopters. App designs frequently assumed a single user, since the systems were so complicated it wouldn’t make sense to educate the whole household in the system. As the years have gone by, this assumption has manifested itself in the way smart home products are managed. Almost universally, there is one person in a household responsible for updating and maintaining the home’s networked IoT devices. Everyone else is simply a consumer, and in many cases doesn’t have the ability to make changes to the configuration. And in some ways, this makes sense. We don’t want to make it easy for a child or spouse to accidentally undo configuration decisions. But what about when these individuals need to make a change for their own safety or sanity? By the time a situation has degraded to that point, asking for access is no longer an option.