Common Problems and Solutions with Smart Home Technology

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Within recent years, some of the most common things we do at home seemed to be impossible. Turning the lights on when you aren’t home, using your voice to adjust your home’s temperature, and remotely operating appliances seemed like a luxury. However, with the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and technological advancements of smart home appliances, these functions are a standard way of living in modern homes. With all the benefits of smart home technology, some issues can still arise as technology is perfected. Below are some of the most common problems with smart home systems and their easy solutions.

No or Weak Internet Connection

One of the most common problems that users can experience with smart devices is a lack of or a weakened internet connection. This can happen for a variety of reasons: an overcrowded WiFi frequency, modem problems, etc. Having no internet can cause Atomi Smart devices to not respond properly, causing delays and frustration.

The solution to this problem is to improve your wireless network. First, ensure that you have a strong 2.4GHz network.  All of Atomi Smart’s home appliances require 2.4GHz frequencies so that all of your Atomi Smart appliances will work together on one frequency without impacting the network speed of other WiFi bandwidths. A 2.4GHz frequency means that any of your Atomi Smart products will connect to your WiFi anywhere in your home. If you aren’t sure how to create a 2.4GHz network, the Atomi Smart 2.4GHz Converter will do that for you. It quickly and seamlessly converts your existing router’s 5GHz signal into a 2.4GHz signal and back again. It is also equipped with dual antennas to improve the signal strength so the connection remains strong throughout your home. Once your devices are connected on the 2.4GHz signal, you can control them all using the Atomi Smart app or through voice control using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Secondly, ensure that your router and modem are up-to-date. If problems still arise, reboot and reset your router.

For more information about how to improve your internet connection, check out our blog.

Difficulty with Smartphone Control

Another common concern that users experience is the dislike of relying on smartphones or apps to manage their homes. Although using your smartphone to remotely control your devices offers additional convenience for usability when you are afar, it can also be inconvenient for those who wish to control their devices from home. Oftentimes, people lose or misplace their phones throughout the day, so having to rely on a smart device can be frustrating.

Atomi Smart addresses this difficulty by including voice control capability with Alexa and Google Home, and including physical controls on each product. Use your voice for simple commands for any Atomi Smart appliance or use the buttons on each device for more specific functions. Voice controls are beneficial for those who may be physically disabled or are not tech-savvy. Using voice control does not require physical movement from the user for device commands to activate. As long as the user is close by to their smart home assistant, Atomi Smart’s devices can be controlled vocally. On the other hand, for those who prefer a more traditional control method, physical buttons are available for use. Power buttons, volume control, and lighting features are some of the buttons that your Atomi Smart products may include (depending on the device). With three modes of control, there is an option for all to enjoy the benefits of smart home technology.

Privacy Concerns

As the Internet of Things becomes more complex, there is a higher risk of compromised privacy and devices. From Botnets to viruses, there is a larger potential for hackers to infiltrate smart home devices as more devices connect to the internet. However, there are several things you can do to protect your devices from online threats.

The biggest solution is ensuring your password is safe and strong. Ensure that you change any default passwords from your router and any smart devices. To create a truly unique password, you may need to use a password generator to help you avoid basic or common phrases. Once your password is a strong combination of letters, numbers, and characters, keep your password safe. Another important tip is to always purchase Atomi products from reputable sources. This will ensure that no malware is on the device that can compromise your security. Official Atomi sources include our official website, our official Amazon website, Costco’s official website, BJ’s Wholesale Club’s official website, and Walmart’s official website. Never purchase Atomi devices through third-party websites.
Please check out our blog for more information about how to keep your devices protected.

Lack of Internet connection, difficulties with control, and privacy concerns are a few of the most common problems that users face with smart home technology. However, with a few easy steps, your Atomi Smart’s products will remain up and running for you to enjoy. Smart home technology is the way of the future and Atomi Smart is dedicated to ensuring the highest-quality product with the most advanced technology and safety available. Whether you are new to smart home technology or are already living among multiple smart home devices, Atomi Smart has you covered.

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