Choosing the Right Mobile for Your Smart Home

Date : 1-16-2019

The right smartphone is the key to the fast operation of your smart home setup.

The smooth running of your smart home set up depends on a variety of factors, such as the software platform being used, the IoT devices on the network and the interface used to control it.

Ensuring that the technology being used is up to standard is vital if you want your home automation set up to work effectively and in this blog, we take a look at choosing the right smartphone for your needs.

The Sure Universal smart remote app enables the user to control the various IoT devices in a home network, which can include heating, air conditioning and lighting. It also allows for tech like your TV to be controlled from your phone via line-of-sight infrared, meaning that everything in your home is controllable from your mobile or tablet.

So, let’s take a look the characteristics and specifications you are you going to be looking for from your new smartphone.

Operating System

Ideally you’ll be looking a smartphone that works either on iOS or the Android operating system. This shouldn’t be too difficult to find, as the vast majority of smartphones on the market use either one of the other. The Sure Universal platform works well with both, so your choice could come down to whether you’re an Samsung or a iPhone fan.

Processor Speed

You’re not going to want your home network to be slowed down by a poorly functioning smartphone, so make sure that yours has a nice, fast processor, so that it can cope with the all of the smart home and standard mobile tasks simultaneously. In truth, most mid to upper range smartphones manufactured in the last few years are going to have the requisite amount of power, but do be careful to check the exact specs of any smartphone you’re looking at before making your purchase.

WiFi Capabilities

The smooth operation of your home IoT network will rely on fast WiFi connectivity and smartphones WiFi speeds can vary significantly, with maximum download speeds ranging from between 5 Mbps up to as high as 20 Mbps. We’d recommend aiming for a smartphone that sits at the upper end of this scale if you want your home network to work well.

Important note: Your smartphone will also need to have infrared capabilities if you want to be able to use the TV remote functionality available on our Smart Remote app.

In Summary

Choose your smartphone wisely, as it’s the key to the fast operation of your smart home setup. Whichever you go for, however, as long as it has a good processor, a common OS like Android or iOS and a decent amount of storage, you’ll have everything you need to run your IoT network effectively. Also remember that it’s something you’ll use every day, so make sure it has all of the bells and whistles you want too.

It’s not a bad idea to buy the best smartphone you can if your budget allows for it, as the better specifications your phone has, the more future proofed your device is going to be to cope with more complex home networks that will likely be realised in the next few years.

The Smart Home Software Solution

Sure Universal’s smart home IoT software provides a scalable, secure and user-friendly platform on which to provide IoT solutions to homes and offices everywhere. Ours is the only platform that delivers a complete, standard compliant solution to cable and Telco operators offering optimum data security and interoperability.

If you would like to find out more about smart homes, IoT or anything discussed here, please visit our website Alternatively, if you’d like a free, no-obligation consultation or just a chat about how IoT can be used to make your home or office more efficient, you can contact us by filling in our form and someone will be in touch as soon as they can.

Thanks for reading and we’ll back with more from the cutting edge of the smart home Industry next time.

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