How Does a Smart Home Work?

With each passing year, smart home automation is growing in popularity. Don’t believe it? Check out this statistic:

The global smart home market is forecast to reach a value of more than 53 billion U.S. dollars by 2022.

If you’re interested in turning your traditional home into a smart home, it’s important to have a clear understanding of how the technology works.

What is Z-Wave?

Many manufacturers use Z-Wave for wireless applications, such as those associated with door looks, security systems, and smoke detectors.

While Z-Wave technology may be where everything starts, it’s not “smart” on its own. This is where remote programming and monitoring come into play.

In a smart home, devices are connected to a network, thus allowing you to control them remotely, such as via your smartphone.

Types of Wireless Protocols for Smart Homes

We’ve already discussed the basics of Z-Wave, but there are many other types of wireless protocols for smart homes:

  • Bluetooth: This is one of the most popular choices in a home automation environment, due to consumer familiarity and the fact that many devices already have Bluetooth capabilities.
  • Wi-Fi: It’s safe to say you know a thing or two about Wi-Fi, as this allows you to connect your tablet, smartphone, and computer to the internet (all without the need for a cord). Many home automation setups require Wi-Fi, so it’s a good idea to have this in place before installation.
  • ZigBee: In short, the ZigBee protocol works in the 915 MHz band and was developed primarily for mesh networking. This gives your devices the ability to communicate over multiple channels.

Call in the Professionals

Even though it’s easier than ever to setup a smart home, you may still have some questions and concerns.

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