5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Smart Home System

Given the wide variety of smart products suddenly flooding the market, let us help you break down what you need to know in order to buy the right product. Here are some questions to ask.


How reliable is your Wi-Fi?

Most smart lighting, security camera, window dressings and door locks products operate somewhat  or completely on Wi-Fi. While these smart devices don’t monopolise a lot of bandwidth needed for video or data streaming, you will need to make sure you have range from any point of your home.


Make sure you have a strong enough network connection to control your devices wherever you are in your abode. In short, if your Netflix streaming is spotty, it’s likely your smart device performance may be as well.


What smart devices do you need?

We use the word “need”. You shouldn’t buy a smart device just because you think it’s cool. These smart devices need a certain amount of care and feeding. So stick to those smart devices that solve a real problem for you — and ones that you’ll be using frequently. Not creating more problem for you.


Where do you charge your smartphone?

Smart home devices are all controlled by your smartphone, which means you need to keep it handy at all times when you’re at home or at work. You might want to set up a number of ways to charge your phone in most or all the rooms at home, so then it will be handy when you want to dim the lights, check the security camera, control the window dressing or open the door for your friend that’s visiting you when you are lazy to get out of bed.


What smart home system do you trust?

It’s likely you’re looking to buy a single type of smart product a security camera, a lighting kit  – and that’s it. That’s a mistake. Don’t discount the possibility, that at some point you’re going to buy a second or third or fourth smart device.

If honestly, when you do, you want to make sure these newer smart devices are able to link with the first smart device you bought. You want everything to work through one app, and you want to make sure all the devices can be programmed to work in concert.


If you more enquiries regarding smart home system, you can make an appointment with us today, visit our showroom to find out which is the best smart home system for you.



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