Automating your plugs, appliances, lights, and thermostat helps lower your energy bills. However, other devices are meant for convenience, not savings, and the energy they use may increase your energy bills
Enabling two-step authentication, thumbprint passwords or face detectors will make it harder for hackers to access your home system. Always keep your security updated, especially on new devices. A good router and strong passwords are essential to prevent security threats.
Smart devices heavily rely on Wi-Fi, so you need a relatively good Wi-Fi network for your smart home.
The average residential Wi-Fi routers available in the market are not designed for smart homes, hence they have a weaker connection, smaller range, and lower data rates. To have multiple devices talking to Alexa or Google assistant, and communicating with each other, you need a good router.