Management And Compatibility Are Key When Expanding Your Smart Home
While smart homes are becoming more popular by the day, the compatibility between devices remain a problem. If you are sick of changing apps for every device you want to control and wish all your smart devices would work on a single platform, you will be happy to know that Apple is working to make that happen. Till then, take a look at these tips. First, ensure that your smart device works on 2.5GHz Wi-Fi. If one device works on this and another works on some other frequency, such as Z-Wave, they are not likely to work together. If you already have some smart devices, check to see what your existing devices are compatible with since the list increases regularly.
Selecting a central smart home management option could help you control all your devices on a single platform. The most popular choices for this include Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, and SmartThings. If you are very certain about this, stick to one brand so that you are able to use one app. Great options include devices from companies like Nest, Belkin WeMo, TP-Link Kasa, Lutron, Wink, and Philips Hue. Make sure you research about the device before purchasing and always keep calm during installation, regardless of the compatibility factor.
Finally, don’t forget periodic updates to all your devices and apps. This ensures that they stay compatible and that bugs or other issues don’t suddenly force everything to stop working together.
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