5G is here. Does it matter for your smart home?

After 4G, as we know 5G is going to be the faster mobile technology. The reach of 5G in cars, phones, movies, etc. has to lead to the question what about smart homes? Being 100 times faster than 4G, it's said that they could create a huge mark on smart home applications.

Could you imagine a household containing Internet of Things or IoT devices rather than smartphones and laptops? IoT gadgets like smart speakers, smart locks, smart bulbs, etc. would help in creating a simple smart home. Using wireless communication standards and software, along with 5G; smart home connectivity could be reached to the next level.

5G for smart home applications

Some best smart home devices

1. Google Nest Hub

It is one of the smart displays. They can show the spoken commands, thereby giving us feedback on whether Google has heard or not.

2. Amazon Echo

It is a smart speaker providing you with powerful sound features. It comes up with a price of $100 and features a built-in ZigBee receiver and Amazon Sidewalk Hub which connects devices like locks and lightbulbs to Wi-Fi.

3. Google Nest Wi-Fi

It is the best router. At $295, it provides you with better signal strength and speed.

4. Philips Hue White LED

They are one of the best smart bulbs. At $70 it is available in the market.

5. TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug Mini

It is one of the best smart plugs. They are easy to be installed, cheap, and can be switched on/off remotely,

6. Ecobee smart thermostat

Being one of the smart Wi-Fi-based thermostats it can control your air-conditioning and heating system just through your voice.

7. SimpliSafe

It is best as a security system which comes at a $229 price.

8. Wyze Cam v3

A smart camera system for indoor or outdoor applications is available now at $20. It features a built-in SD card slot, live streaming, two-way talk, and night vision.

9. August Wi-Fi Smart Lock

It is one of the smart lock systems ensuring your security, Setting up the lock with Wi-Fi you can control and make use of it in your applications.

10. Nest Hello

It is a video doorbell being connected to the Wi-Fi. It helps to know the person at door in real-time.

11. Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera

It is one of the outdoor floodlight cameras easy to install. It comes up with a large number of LEDs giving out powerful light, better battery, compatibility, and sharp video.

The use of 5G with these devices makes them more special at home. Some of the 5G advantages and disadvantages are discussed below. They are:

5G advantages

  • Efficient
  • Low latency times
  • At a time can handle more number of users.
  • Coexist with wireless signals
  • Energy efficient
  • Reliability
  • Provides uniform and uninterrupted connection.
  • Easy to manage with 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G.

5G disadvantages

  • Higher band spectrums
  • Privacy and security yet to be solved.
  • Infrastructure development demands a high cost.

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