Sharing Is Caring. Although Using Smart Devices And Having Roommates Can Be Tricky.
You can set up your smart devices so that they work with multiple members along with other devices that might be present.
This gives your roommates the ability to control your smart home devices, like lights, door locks, and even the thermostat. You can even set different permissions for other users so that they can control devices, but not necessarily make changes to any backend settings.
Sharing smart home gadgets is a great idea, especially if you are staying in a dorm or sharing a house with others. If two of you happen to own the same device, such as smart lights, they can co-exist as long as they are on separate accounts. However, this does not apply to devices like a thermostat. Only one can be installed. If you and your roommates both have the same voice assistants, the devices might clash since both will have the same trigger words, unless you change it. You can this on Echo devices but not on Google Home.
If you are renting, understand which devices are allowed. Usually, you will not be allowed to change the locks or the thermostats. You can talk to the owner about this if you really want to.
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