A connected home means exactly that. You can be truly connected to your home from anywhere in the world.
Getting home later than expected? Turn on the porch lights and a few others to make it look like you are at home.
Check your IP cameras to see who has called today. Maybe you are expecting a delivery and need to know if the postman has been.
Gone away on holiday and worried about your fridge or freezer? No problem check the energy use of your smart plug via your iPhone app and to see if it is working normally.