More and more household devices are becoming connected to our homes. Our phones and tablets are able to control our thermostats, monitor our homes via video cameras, manage our security systems… from anywhere in the world. In the near future your car will tell your home that you’ve almost arrived and activate your HVAC, warm up the stove, and turn on the lights.
Wireless Connectivity Set to Grow at Home
Until recently, the use of Wi-Fi for home automation lacked efficiency in terms of cost and power consumption. However, the prevalence of wirelessly networked household products has led to substantial investment in this market by leading technology companies. LitePoint® technology verifies and calibrates the most commonly used technologies used in home automation and continues to develop test solutions for evolving wireless technologies. Wireless technologies in home automation today:
- 2G/3G/4G/LTE – Enables smart metering and home security applications
- Wi-Fi – Facilitates control over the IP home network
- Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE – Allows for communication with household appliances