Maintaining your home automation network
Keeping your home running smoothly takes work. Whether talking about bleeding your radiators or cleaning dead leaves out from the guttering, there are tasks that need to be completed on a regular basis to keep your home working as it should.
The same can be said for smart home automation networks, which also need to be maintained because if they’re not, they can soon become unresponsive or stop working altogether. So, with keeping your automated home in fine fettle in mind, here we look at three maintenance tips to ensure your network stays malfunction, lag and error-free.
Tip 1 – Up to Date Software
The first job to attend to is to ensure that all of the devices plugged into your home network have up to date software inside. These updates are periodically sent out by the manufacturers of IoT devices – that is, as long as support is still offered for the device or devices you have. Should you have outdated hardware in place, you’re going to have to buy new devices that do come with support in order to keep your network well maintained.
Tip 2 – Check & Calibrate
IoT devices inside your home that monitor things like electricity usage and temperature use gauges and meters to allow them to provide an accurate reading. From time to time, the calibration of these devices can become slightly off, meaning that the readings they’re providing aren’t completely true. And although these functions are often automated, it doesn’t hurt to check they’re functioning correctly yourself to keep them on track.
Tip 3 – Check Your Connection
Your home network is nothing without the WiFi network that it works on, so keeping your broadband connection super-fast is most certainly going to help. Ensuring that you perform regular speed tests and router software updates will ensure that your IoT devices stay connected and operating at their best. Should you find that your connection is simply not up to the job, it might be worth talking to your ISP about an upgrade or considering switching to another company.
Maintaining your home automation network is every bit as important as the hardware you use in it, so it’s vital to keep on top the maintenance side of things. If you don’t, you could be under the misapprehension that you need to update your whole system and you might end up spending unnecessary money on things you don’t need.
At Sure Universal, we offer the complete IoT and smart home platform that offers standard-compliant, scalable and user-friendly home and office automation solutions. With our hugely popular SURE Remote, SURE Gateway, SURE Cloud, SURE Thing and SURE Assistant products on offer, we have everything you could possibly need to set up a well-functioning automated home or office.
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