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5G and Smart Homes: What to Anticipate

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Technology as we all are aware, changes and advances at a very fast pace, hence the introduction to 5G. Much faster than 4G, and with the ability to work seamlessly with multiple devices connected at a time, this decade has been predicted to see a rise and eventually a switch to 5G technology – the latest generation of wireless tech.

What is 5G Technology?

Here is what we know so far about 5G. Much like 4G and its predecessor 3G, 5G is the newest version of wireless technology that brings with it more improvements and seamless connectivity. It is said that 5G would offer speeds of approximately 20 Gbps, as compared to 4G that can go to a maximum of 1Gbps. If that is true, you would be able to download an entire movie within seconds as opposed to waiting for a few minutes.

5G is set to reduce latency and delays in data transmission as compared to its predecessors. Latency is what measures the time it takes for data to be transmitted from a device through a network, like conversing over video call but with 5G don’t miss a single second of your call because of interruptions in connectivity.

Speaking of interruptions in connectivity, this technology can eradicate all your issues of the internet connectivity lagging, whether it pertains to video calls, downloads or live gaming. And with that, it can also accommodate multiple devices at a time without impacting the performance of any.

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How Will 5G Possibly Impact Smart Homes

The introduction of 5G has created hype across the globe of having faster internet speeds and a more reliable connection. But of course, the Internet of Things impacts several things, including Smart Homes. 5G is looking to make Smart Homes a common find among societies because Smart Homes inherently rely on the Internet in order to work up to their designed potential.

  • Benefits Of 5G’s Lower Latency

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As we mentioned above, 5G is set to lower latency which means with 5G smart home devices won’t take a few seconds to trigger its set programming commands. Data transmission would be quicker so you won’t have to double-check on your device to see if it worked, or sit at work worrying about missing out on the live aspect of the live video feed of the smart camera. Not that this is relatively an issue for those that have smart homes, but the difference would be quite noticeable, once your devices function as soon as they’re given a command whether it is voice command or through our smartphones.

  • Energy Efficiency

Smart homes are said to become smarter with the help of 5G – smart devices are said to work automatically in order to save energy without needing any programming from your end. Forgot to turn off the thermostat on your way out? Can’t remember whether you turned off the smart plug with the curling iron plugged in? Your 5G internet will handle it!

  • Support Multiple Devices

The best part about 5G technology, as we also mentioned above, is the ability for it to support multiple devices at a time, without any disruptions to any device’s connectivity. For a Smart Home that means connecting multiple devices to the home 5G network without any disruptions to anybody’s gaming session, video streaming, video calling, while simultaneously supporting any and all smart devices present in the household.

That’s right, all the multiple smart lights around your home, the smart thermostat, smart cameras, and smart kitchen appliances, alongside your personal activities that require the internet, doing their own thing seamlessly.

Here’s What to Expect

5G and Smart Homes will go hand-in-hand in the near future once the technology rolls out for domestic purposes, apart from cellular use. Where it will be most useful is for surveillance and security purposes, i.e. for smart door locks, smart cameras, etc. so that via smartphones you stay updated in real-time about your home, with all the live updates and complete access to your premises from afar. Another great benefit to come off of this technology will be optimizing energy usage because smart devices are meant to save energy, but with the help of 5G’s low latency feature it improves this feature by a significant aspect.

Apart from the obvious benefits 5G will bring about to a regular household, it would also cater to individual benefits – for the elderly, for parents, students, everyone in their own way.

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