Get ready for Matter, a new device that will change the smart tech landscape in 2022
Smart home technologies are made for convenience. Homeowners love being able to turn lights on and off with a voice command, lock their doors from a smartphone app, or reap passive savings from smart thermostats. Electricians design smart home systems to address the needs of homeowners as conveniently as possible. Often, however, there are hang-ups when devices aren’t compatible with one another.
In 2022, some of the most significant compatibility issues may meet their maker—or more accurately, their Matter. Matter is an upcoming smart home technology that will aim to unify devices from companies such as Google, Amazon, and Apple into a single protocol. As Vancouver’s leading smart home electricians, the TCA Electric team is following this device’s launch closely. Here’s what you should know about Matter—and why we think it will matter a lot in 2022!
What exactly is Matter?
As mentioned above, Matter is an interoperability system that will unite Google, Amazon, and Apple devices into one protocol, along with devices from many other companies in an ever-expanding list. This means homeowners looking to upgrade to more smart home technology will have much less to worry about when it comes to compatibility between devices.
Matter is not the first device to unite smart home products from different companies. It is, however, the first to be backed by Google, Amazon, and Apple—and all three companies have agreed to use it as a standard for their products. Set to launch in 2022, Matter is poised to completely reshape the home automation and smart tech landscape for the foreseeable future.
Why compatibility matters for smart home tech
Smart home technology is all about convenience. Convenience has many definitions and nuances, but when it comes to smart technology, the primary desires are for devices that can be operated remotely and seamlessly.
Compatibility issues mainly interfere with that seamlessness. After all, it’s much more convenient and streamlined if you’re able to control your lights, locks, and TV from one device, rather than having a different way to operate each. With this one single protocol product supporting devices from three of the largest tech companies on the planet, smart home tech will become more streamlined than ever.
Greater flexibility for homeowners and electricians alike
Most electrical upgrades or devices require careful forethought and planning. For years, combining smart home technologies has been no different. Both homeowners looking to upgrade to a smart home and the electricians they worked with would often be limited by compatibility.
A homeowner might be forced to choose one smart thermostat over another based on what smart technologies they already used. Or, alternatively, they might be forced to swap out other devices in order to get the exact smart thermostat they prefer. Electricians have often been similarly constrained in planning out smart home systems.
This improvement in compatibility means homeowners and electricians alike will have much greater flexibility in planning out smart home systems. There will be more possible combinations of devices than ever before, allowing people to fully customize their home to their heart’s content.
Your Vancouver Smart Home Electricians: TCA Electric
Here at TCA Electric, our team of talented electricians has helped many Vancouver homeowners achieve their smart home dreams. Now, with even better compatibility on the horizon, we’re truly excited for all the new smart tech combinations that will become possible in 2022!
If you’re looking to upgrade your home to be smarter, greener, and more convenient, our team of qualified electricians has the skills and experience to make it happen. There’s never been a better time to plan ahead than now! Contact us today to get started.