Elise Stone. Smart Home. August 01st , 2018.
However, that doesn't mean that there aren't other dangers when all your most important items can connect to WiFi. This trend of internet-connected appliances, known as the Internet of Things, gives hackers multiple routes into your personal life, and they've definitely made use of that ability.
The key ingredient for any smart home is the network. While more and more devices connect to mobile technologies like 3G, 4G and traditional cellular, the most economical and secure network for your home is still a fixed wired or wireless one. LAN (wired Ethernet) has been around for decades but is still cheap, fast and compatible. If you're building a new house, renovating or don't mind DIY, installing CAT6 LAN cables are ideal, and will be fast enough to power your smart home devices probably for the next decade. CAT5e is the minimum cable type that is recommended to ensure reliable data speeds of at least 1 Gigabit over long distances but to truly relax buy CAT6 knowing you can reach speeds of 10 Gigabits up to 100m distances in the future if your devices need it. If you need to route cables externally through doorways or other tight spaces, CAT5e might be better since the cable is thinner, more flexible and can be flatter (if you choose flat cables). But bear in mind your network is the critical backbone of your smart home so investing a little more money and time is best if you plan to live in your home for many years. A 100Mbit LAN can support Blu-ray 1080p content; possibly 4k video, and you can be rest assured that a 1 Gigabit LAN should support your media streaming needs for at least the next 10 years. After all, Gigabit Ethernet can transfer data at more than 100 MBs, while 1080p Blu-ray streaming requires only around 5% of that.
A light controller circuit is connected to a motion dedicator sensor. The motion sensor triggers the lighting controller using its relay when it detects a motion in its area of control. What you should be careful about is that many lighting controllers turn off the lights in the room if its motion sensor does not detect any movement for a specific period of time passes measured by the timer on the lighting control itself. Unfortunately this behavior of the light controller systems can not be claimed as smart. This process is very simple and can not bring a solution against the human complex life style and requirements. Lets assume that you are resting in a room and staying motionless. After sometime the lights will be switched off. And you will have to move, wave your hands in order to trigger the motion sensor and then the light controller to get back the lights switched on.
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