WHY Local Control in your Smart Home Matters!

You may have heard the term “Local Control” thrown around in the smart home space and wondered “what does that even mean?”

In this video, I’m going to break down the differences between cloud and local controlled devices and help you understand why it matters for your smart home user experience.

As always, if you’ve got comments, questions, or just want to say hi, I’d love to hear from you!

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One thought on “WHY Local Control in your Smart Home Matters!

  • 27th January 2021 at 1:42 am
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    Hi, I have a question for you, I noticed you mentioned Thread in your video so here is my problem:
    I have multiple homepods mini in my flat and I have some sensors in the garage which is some stories below with multiple layers of concrete inbetween. Therefore I picked some powerline mesh product to enable Wi-Fi in the lower level and then used the Eve Extend in order to include the Eve Door and Window sensors into my homekit setup. I am now able to open the indoor garage door and have the lightstip switche on once I open that door. But this is not 100% reliable and the problem could be from the Eve Extend, the Eve Door and Window or the Lightstrip (which is on Wi-Fi) while the sensor is on Bluetooth which is why I needed the extend inbetween.
    So not that I have the Homepod Mini in the upstairs, would it work if I have the eve door and window replaced with the thread enabled version? I would assume that the distance from the flat to the sensors downstairs is to far for thread and the extend still does not support thread.
    What is your thought on this particular problem?
    Thanks for your help.

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