The 3 fundamental things you need for smart home automation

If you’re thinking of investing in smart home automation, but don’t know where to start, then this blog post is for you!

As amazing as modern smart homes are, there are some simple fundamentals you need to get right to make sure everything works at peak efficiency.

We’ve taken the three things that are essential for fast, reliable smart home automation and explained what they do, how they work, and why you need them.

Let’s start with…

A good network

A home network is the assortment of devices in your house that are all connected to each other.

Everyone’s phones, tablets, laptops, TVs, and gaming consoles are all part of this network.

But here’s the thing, they don’t directly connect to one another.

They all connect to a router, which controls the information being transferred and helps all these different devices talk to each other and connect to the internet.

Unsurprisingly, the more devices attached, the slower everything works, which is why you need a router that’s up to the task.

Everyone’s home situation is different, so someone living alone in a small apartment will need something less substantial than a family of six living in the suburbs.

The point is to find the right home network for you and your needs, otherwise the money invested in smart home automation doesn’t give the results you expect.

A fast internet connection

Contrary to popular belief, how fast all your devices communicate with each other has nothing to do with your internet connection.

How your devices communicate with other devices outside your home – that’s where your internet connection comes into play.

A home network and the internet are two very different things, but they need to work together when it comes to an efficient smart home.

Imagine your devices and internet are all a super-information highway, picture your router as the tollbooth.

All the information arrives there to be sorted and told where to go – Netflix goes to the TV, YouTube goes to someone’s phone, etc.

But even if you have a capable router for handling all your devices, you still need a fast internet connection to bring all the information into your home.

Again, if you live alone, it shouldn’t be a problem, but if there are four or five people in your house all trying to use the internet at the same time, then things can start to lag.

A good internet connection should be fast, reliable, and allow for plenty of data to be sent and received, allowing your smart home to achieve its full potential.

The right devices for the job

The final piece of the jigsaw is the devices you’ll be using in your home.

There’s no point in having the fastest broadband, hooked up to the latest router if you’re using an old laptop that takes five minutes to start.

And of course, you’ll want all the latest devices for your new smart home! Otherwise it would be like having a sports car you never drive!

Once you open the door to home automation, you’ll start to discover devices you didn’t know existed.

Imagine lightbulbs which not only turn on and off when you need them, but also change colour to set the mood!

Or how about music that follows you around the house, room to room as you do your housework?

As technology improves at an ever-increasing rate, becoming smaller and more affordable, devices for smart homes are becoming smarter.

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Talk to the Kiwi experts about smart home automation

If you want to change your life and invest in smart home technology, then we are the guys to talk to.

With decades of experience, we can advise, guide, and install the perfect smart home for you and your unique needs.

Modern smart home automation is remarkable – it definitely makes life easier, more comfortable, and even saves you money on electricity.

From security, comfort, entertainment, and convenience, a smart home will transform your life and you will wonder how you ever lived without it.

These three fundamentals of network, internet connection, and devices are all you need to get started, and the beauty of these smart homes – they are adaptable.

Whether you want to expand your home, add more devices, or improve your internet connection, everything is flexible, scaling up to meet your needs.

Contact us today if you would like to know more about smart home automation. Our friendly and experienced engineers will be happy to have a chat and answer any questions you might have.