The internet can be temperamental at times and it is worth considering a Gateway or Hub for a few reasons.
- Your home modem may be underpowered when many devices are connected together such as Laptops, TVs and Smart products. This can cause the signal to be weak and your smart products may not operate efficiently.
- If the internet goes down, operating your smart products becomes impossible. A Gateway generates its own frequency and as long as the power is on and your device is a compatible platform such as Zigbee or Z Wave, you will still be able to operate it successfully. This is also known as a Mesh network.
- Having a Gateway will allow you to create almost unlimited combinations for your Smart products, only limited by your imagination and budget.