In a Smart Home, connected devices need a way to communicate.  There’s several methods for connecting devices.  Typically a Smart Home Controller will utilize some, but not all of the available methods to connect devices.  So it’s important to understand the options, and which methods your Smart Home system supports.

Here’s a list of the most common ways Smart Devices communicate.

1) Wirelessly

 

Zigbee

Zwave

Bluetooth

WiFi

2)  Hardwired

Serial

IR

IP (Over the internet)


Matt Montgomery, TYM, Salt Lake City, Ut

Matt is a co-founder and lead systems designer for TYM LLC. His smart home and audio/visual designs have won three “Home of the Year Awards” from Electronic House & CE Pro magazine, and two awards from the Consumer Technology Association, including "Home Theater of the Year", and "Custom Smart Home of the Year".

Matt is a golden State fan.


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