Internet outages, does that affect your smart home?

Remember in 2021, we had 2 major internet outages that affected the internet? A lot of us were not able to access certain websites, email servers, and all that for several hours? It has happened every now and then.

During those internet outages, sometimes smart home devices were affected to the point that automations failed to execute. Becuase of that, there were people saying smart home technology is not ready because of that. Don’t get smart home tech because if internet goes out, your smart home stops working!

They’re correct, but only to a certain extent. If you build your smart home to be independent of the cloud, you won’t be impacted. Having smart home with home hub that runs everything 100% local, (such as Hubitat) won’t be affected by internet outages! I’ve built my smart home around local automations, so the last 2 internet outages didn’t affect me at all. Local executions rules! (pun intended!)

Published by Ross LaVallee

Deaf, smart home enthusiast. Plays around with smart home technology to see how much can be squeezed out of it to benefit the Deaf / Hard of Hearing community for accessibility uses.

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