Wireless or Wired Automation: Which to Choose?

Updated: Nov 27, 2019

When choosing Residential Automation, a question arises: which is the best choice, wireless or wired automation? The answer to this question depends mainly on the property that will be automated, as this makes all the difference in choosing the best type of home automation. In this post, we will understand a little about each type of technology, and see how to decide the best option for wireless or wired automation.

What is the Difference Between Wireless and Wireless Automation?

The Wireless Automation:

Wireless Automation is, as the name says, a wireless system. Generally, the installation is done through plug-and-play central and devices (micromodules and actuators) installed next to the residential systems. To associate other devices used in the automated home, it is synchronized through protocols such as Wi-Fi and bluetooth. It can be applied in homes, apartments and offices of any size, since it will only depend on the range of the "wifi" signal used between the devices. It is often more expensive than wiring, as it involves more hardware and software than a wired system and may be more susceptible to interference and barriers, and may not always work. The advantage of these wireless home automation systems is that the installation can be done in any situation, be it a house under construction or a home ready, no matter if it is old or new. Another point to note is that compared to wired solutions, these systems have disadvantages in terms of network protection. Its installation is fast, and the technology is always up to date. Reforms are not necessary for the installation of this system, besides being much easier in the case of changes of residence, being a valued solution for multiple publics, because it takes flexibility for projects in diverse environments.

The Wired Automation:

Wired solutions are high-level platforms in Smart House control, are ideas for more savvy consumers and complex projects. The wired automation system does not have its performance affected when inserting new devices, besides being very resistant to electrical discharges. Using a wired system makes a smart home unlimited range for control, which is usually restricted to radius in the vicinity of a wireless central. Drive accuracy is instantaneous, while wireless systems have a certain latency. This technology is usually cheaper than the wireless home automation system, as well as being more reliable and more robust. The downside of this technology is that because it involves modifications of the electrical network infrastructure (mainly lighting) and the automation cable itself, it is more feasible in houses under construction or renovations, and implementation in complicated real estate is complicated.


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