These days, anyone can use their phone to turn on the lights. Integrating IoT Technology in a capable, connected home/office that’s also convenient takes a bit of planning, a touch of know-how and more than a little restraint — not to mention a reliable internet connection.
Strong, reliable internet is the first building block to any good IoT Technology Integration. Here, three things to consider.
- Speed: Lightning-fast internet is not make-or-break when it comes to IoT Technology Integration. Asking your virtual assistant to turn on the lights or play Greatest Hits Guns N Roses doesn’t require a whole tone of bandwidth. Video, on the other hand, is a different story. Security cameras and IoT doorbells can devour a lot of data, depending on your quality settings — even if they only need data when they sense movement. If you start getting hiccups while streaming Netflix, consider upgrading your network speeds with your ISP or making sure your router’s can prioritize bandwidth usage per application/client.
- Coverage: Small apartment can typically get away with a single wireless router, but people who live in larger homes or offices with multiple floors or thick walls will be left high and dry. A Wi-Fi extender, can help fix trouble spots, but the best way to guarantee blanket coverage is with a mesh network that builds a network out of multiple nodes instead of a single router.
- Security: Every connected IoT device, from lights to door-locks, introduces a new entry point for hackers. Protect your network with a strong, unique password and change the default password of every IoT device installed. Best practice isolate IoT devices on a separate (SSID) network if you want to get serious. And always, always install software updates religiously.
IoT Technology Integration isn’t quite as simple as buying a bunch of IoT devices and plugging them in — you have to make sure they all work together one way is making sure that the product you choose supports IFTTT or similar platform this is a way to have different brand integration.
One step at the time
IoT Technology Integration are supposed to make life easier, but with every new IoT device comes a new potential problem. Will family members, co-workers or guests know what to do if suddenly the lights dim to 50%? Will an internet outage render that your outdoor lights will not turn on at Sunset? Here are a few things when doing IoT technology Integration.
- Own + Upgrade: Many appliances you already own, from your reading lamp to your Air Condition, can be integrated in your network with an affordable add-on. IoT- sockets and switches let you control just about anything from your phone.
- A Novel Resistance: Do you really need a microwave you can talk to? As a general rule of thumb: Avoid buying products unless you can name the specific problem, they solve for you. You might be able to find a use for a IoT device you don’t actually need, but it quickly becomes a chore that costs you money and counter space. Cover the obvious bases first — Outdoor lights and Photocell are a good place to start.
Of all the IoT platforms Solectra-IoT has chosen Tuya Smart to bring Internet of Things integration to your home and office. We have received an extensive support from all device manufacturers we have been in contact with that integrates with the Tuya Smart.
Soon we all can say: Mi CASA ES TUYA