Smart home gateways for your intelligent home
A smart home gateway serves as a central interface and data collection point for automated home networks that use wireless standards such as ZigBee, Z-Wave or Homematic. Thus, the compact device is indispensable if you want several smart home modules to interact with each other. The gateway not only enables smooth communication, but also transmits the collected data to the WLAN. This has the advantage that you can easily control your smart devices via your smartphone or tablet. As a rule, the devices are operated via the manufacturer's own app. However, voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home or Siri can also be used for control. You can also link your smart home network to a cloud via the gateway. It remembers your favorite daily routines with the help of AI, which allows you to gradually optimize and customize your smart home system.
How does a smart home gateway work?
A smart home gateway is a compact computer that has its own CPU and memory. First of all, the device needs to be configured and paired with the various modules of your network. The device then receives data from the various smart home components, processes it and sends a signal to another smart home module. This is accompanied by a certain action being initiated. For example, let's say you want a window sensor to interact with a smart radiator thermostat. When the sensor detects that the window is open in the room in question, it sends this information to the smart home gateway. This processes the corresponding data and sends a command to the thermostat, which ensures that the heating switches off automatically.
What should you look for when buying?
Many smart home systems that use ZigBee, Z-Wave or a similar wireless protocol for communication have compatibility restrictions. If you are putting together a new smart network, you should always check whether the various devices can communicate with each other at all. There are no problems with modules that were manufactured by the same manufacturer. The situation can be different, however, if different companies or even different wireless standards are behind it. You can find the relevant information in the product description. Furthermore, you should find out what range can be achieved with the respective smart home gateway before buying. If you live in a large, spacious house or in a building with particularly thick walls, this information is especially relevant. In this case, too, you will find the corresponding information in the product description.
Order smart home gateways online: Berrybase has the right product for you
A smart home system that communicates via ZigBee, Z-Wave or a similar wireless standard not only makes your everyday life easier, but also reduces the load on your Wi-Fi network. Without a gateway, however, you are considerably limited in your options. How good that you can order various products from proven smart home experts at Berrybase. We offer you classic ZigBee gateways from manufacturers such as Nous, Sonoff or Dresden Elektronik, including smart home gateways that are universal and can therefore be used across manufacturers. In addition, you will also find something in our range if you need a powerful ZigBee bridge or gateways for standards such as EnOcean, Homematic or Z-Wave. Some of our gateways are also available in the form of a USB stick.