The drawbacks of a smart home with devices from different brands

While smart devices are supposed to make the home more convenient, using different brands with different radio networks could turn out to be an inconvenience. — dpa

Heating systems that keep the house at a constant temperature. Lights that come on automatically at night. A robot vacuum cleaner that cleans up the dirt. Roller blinds that raise and lower themselves in the morning and evening.

The smart home concept offers all these benefits. However, for it to work you need to ensure that all of the devices can talk to each other and be integrated into the same network.

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