SmartHomeTab, the safe alternative for intelligent building control
>What is the current status in the field of SmartHome technology?
The intelligent control of electrical appliances is becoming an increasingly important topic. A variety of switches and lamps are already available. All these devices have one thing in common:
You need to connect to the wireless router or to a control center, which is usually called a hub or gateway. As a control, the smartphone is used, without connection to the smartphone control is hardly possible. This is due to the radio protocols used, in most cases the devices are connected with ZigBee, ZWave or DECT radio protocols. Since these wireless signals can not work directly with the local WiFi network or with the smartphone, the detour via the gateway, the DSL router and an Internet server is used. The switches and the smartphone as the control center "collide" in the external server where the commands are translated and sent back to the device. This is also how the SmartHome controllers offered by burglar alarm systems work. Mostly then the gateway is installed in the alarm center, so that the user does not have to handle 2 control panels.
As an alternative to the smartphone, voice-activated devices such as Alexa, Google Home and Apple's Home-Pod have recently come onto the market. Instead of using the display of the smartphone, spoken words are evaluated on the servers of the companies and the control commands are sent to the devices at home. Every user should be aware of the fact that all spoken commands are stored on the servers of the corporations and evaluated for advertising, etc.
The disadvantages of SmartHome controllers via smartphone and voice assistant are obvious:
- Without a smartphone or voice assistant as the control center, the devices can not be controlled.
- Without active Wi-Fi and Internet connection no control is possible.
- And without the interposition of external servers, it also does not work.
All credentials and commands are stored on the most foreign servers, what happens to these data is beyond the control of the user.
1 x Alarm Central
1 x Power Supply 5V
1 x 3 m Power cable plug (micro-USB)
1 x Tablet Desk-/ Wallmount
1 x Holder for desk mount
1 x Mounting material
2 x Smart Home Sockets
2 x Smart Home Transmitter
1 x Smart-Home 12V NC / NO switch
1 x 12V Power Supply
1 x Window / Door Contact
1 x Magnet
1 x 10mm Spacer
1 x Motion Detector
1 x 70mm Magnetpad
1 x Remote Control
1 x CR 2032 (3V) Battery
1 x Key Fob