We are on the right track to universalize home automation systems. The consortium of manufacturers of home automation devices CHIP, with Apple, Amazon, Y Google at the front it seems to be already taking shape.
And in order to be able to standardize the communication protocols between the different brands, the manufacturers of the said association will start to launch their products with CHIP certificate
Without a doubt, this is a big step forward for all those users who, to a greater or lesser extent, have started to “home automation“Our homes. Soon, CHIP-certified home automation devices will be compatible with the three major home automation platforms from Apple, Amazon and Google.
Thanks to the association of more than 170 companies which started in 2019 to standardize current home automation systems, it has been possible to create a standard protocol system between the different home automation devices in our homes.
This means that for example an LED bulb which has CHIP certificate, It will be compatible for both Alexa, Siri or OK Google. They will use the same wireless communication system and will be compatible with their corresponding home automation applications.
The CHIP project, (Connected home over IP), was launched to take advantage of Zigbee’s HomeKit, Alexa Smart Home, Google Weave and Dotdot data models to make it easier for businesses to create smart home devices that are universally compatible across all platforms. shapes.
This is an open source initiative that could be of benefit to both the businesses involved and the consumers and uses Bluetooth LE for configuration as well as Wi-Fi e Thread for connectivity.
The Verge released a report explaining that CHIP certification for the first batch of devices will arrive at the end of this year, as well as the first devices.
These devices will be the ones we already know, but adapted to the new communication standard. These will be items of lighting, blinds, air conditioning controls, televisions, door locks, garage door openers, security systems and Wi-Fi routers, among others.