Full compatibility

Why some smart homes devices don’t work with each other

When you choose the "smart" option for your home, you expect a solution that lives up to the word. Yet, over 30% of smart home owners complain about lack of device compatibility. Nobody needs more headaches.

Understanding compatibility issues and how to avoid them

Home automation is truly incredible. But nothing disappoints more when advanced technology fails to connect. Unfortunately, many smart devices just don’t integrate with certain smart hubs. Lack of compatibility is a major concern in the smart home ecosystem. Such issues might arise for reasons such as connectivity, innovation, interoperability and DIY mistakes.
How to hurdle the compatibility challenge?
Here’s a solution: Stick to ONE brand. Although loyalty is ultra-important in the technology world, owning multiple smart devices from Amazon, Apple, Google and others can lead to interoperability issues.

Best practices to avoid compatibility issues

Try manipulating a Samsung smart TV with your Apple iPhone or by using voice command through Microsoft Cortana home assistant. Chances are, you might face compatibility issues.
One suggestion is, rather than buying the devices separately over a long period of time, go for a fully integrated smart home solution. This guarantees full compatibility across all devices. Moreover, installation would be conducted by an expert who ensures full operability and interconnectivity of all devices, at the very start.
Unfortunately, the smart home ecosystem is still fragmented to this very day. Though much progress has been made to improve overall integration, there remains large room for development.
To avoid confusion, you need to have maximum clarity on smart devices’ compatibility and interoperability.

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