Being able to move around your home easily is something we all take for granted. But what if I told you there was a way you could experience that luxury every time you moved? With a smart home device. That’s right – with a few keystrokes, pressing a button, or speaking to your Alexa or Google Assistant, you could make your home or office space into a living space that is easy to move around in. Think of all the possibilities! You could keep working on your laptop while cooking food for yourself or others, or play some games with your Xbox in the lounge.
Sure, not all smart home products are made equal. Some are highly specialized and thus more expensive. But don’t be afraid to try out a few different brands to see which one suits your needs best. Once you find a device that can perform the basic functions you need and add a few extra bells and whistles, the price comes down significantly. And if you ever find yourself in the market for a new laptop or a home console, it’s well worth the investment.
One of the biggest concerns when it comes to home automation is security. It’s easy enough for a hacker to get into your home network and access your devices. Even a simple phishing campaign can get you vulnerable. As a result, most smart home devices work independently of one another and don’t connect to a central hub or server. This makes it easier for an intruder to access your home network and wreak havoc.
However, that also means they’re more difficult to regulate. If you want to monitor or restrict certain aspects of the functionality of your smart home devices, you’re going to have to do it manually. Fortunately, many devices offer some degree of security to protect your home network against unwanted guests. Whether it’s a simple two-factor authentication via SMS or phone call, or even a digital keycode, these are all viable options.
Additionally, if a hacker does successfully breach your network, the damage can be contained within a single network. If you’ve ever watched Black Ops, you’ll know that this type of incident is often times referred to as a ‘friendly’ hack. While it may be annoying to have your network breached, especially if you weren’t doing anything wrong, at least your devices will be working properly.
Another important consideration when buying a device is its ease of use and intuitiveness. When you’ve never used or set up a particular piece of home automation equipment before, it’s important to spend some time getting used to it. This is where many products, including Apple’s HomePod, fail badly. While they may look easy to use because of their design, the truth is they’re not. They’re difficult to use and setup because of their minimalistic design and hidden features.
Other devices, such as the TP-Link Arlo Pro, have a more traditional design which makes them far more user-friendly. The product shots on their website are also attractive enough to make anyone want to buy it. With its intuitive layout and simple to use app, setting up this light bulb monitor is a breeze. It takes less than five minutes to install and begin using it. Also, because it’s a traditional design, it’s more prone to outside interference. But as long as you keep your wireless network and internet connection secure, it shouldn’t pose any problems.
If you want to truly live a mobile life, it’s important to have devices that are light and don’t require a lot of battery power just to function. Some manufacturers, such as TP-Link, have created a series of small and portable devices which allow you to move your home network from room to room. Whether it’s a simple WiFi repeater or a digital keypad, these products are essential for the future of the smart home.
At the end of the day, if you want to move around your home easily, it’s important to invest in smart home devices. But it’s also important to take the time to try out a few different brands and models to see which one suits your needs best. So, whether you decide on a dedicated hub for the home or create individual networks in each room, being able to move around your home effortlessly will be there whenever you want it. And that, my friends, is what truly makes living a mobile life possible.