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When it comes to your smart home devices, wireless technology matters big time, impacting convenience, reliability, compatibility and cost. Let's break down the four major technologies used by smart home devices and provide our recommendation on the best.
Here are the 4 major wireless technologies used in Home Automation devices.
• Proprietary technology.
• Operates on a 0.9 GHz band, reducing interference.
• Devices from various manufacturers can communicate.
• Typically requires a separate internet hub.
• Devices may cost more than others.
• Operates within 10-20 metres indoors.
• Requires an internet hub for remote control.
• Compatibility issues may arise between different hubs.
• Less power consumption.
• An evolution of Zigbee.
• Requires a border router for internet connectivity.
• Designed for low power consumption.
• Gaining traction with big-name products.
Wi-Fi: ( Recommended Technology )
• Universal technology used by most devices.
• Operates at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies.
• 2.4 GHz provides broader coverage (up to 100 meters).
• 5 GHz offers higher bandwidth but reduced coverage.
• Consumes more power but no need for a separate hub
At iotics, we recommend Wi-Fi technology if power is not a concern. iotics switches operate using this wireless technology (2.4 Ghz).
To enjoy exceptional coverage, ensure you have a strong wireless mesh network at home. Say goodbye to cluttered control panels and hello to a streamlined, efficient home with iotics!