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Can Amazon Sidewalk Impact My Smart Thermostat?

Can Amazon Sidewalk Impact My Smart Thermostat?

Amazon’s newest release is the Amazon Sidewalk. It creates a more connected world for all our electronics, like our smart thermostats. This network allows wi-fi devices to use Amazon Sidewalk to access the internet. Some common Sidewalk Bridges include Echo devices and Spotlight cams. Smart thermostats and even Ring floodlights can also be a Sidewalk Bridge.

Sharing A Local Network

The Amazon Sidewalk extends the range of connected devices, like a smart thermostat. This helps when your home wi-fi doesn’t extend far enough, or your service is not the best. Think of this network as a group wi-fi network. It allows you and your neighbors to share connectivity. The more neighbors that have Amazon Sidewalk, the stronger your network will be.

A Note On Bandwidth

Many people may think that Amazon Sidewalk will reduce their connectivity signal. We’ve all learned that too many devices on a network can strain it. This leaves everyone with a slow connection. But, Amazon Sidewalk is set up to use no more than 80Kpbs of bandwidth. This is equal to about 1/40th of the bandwidth required to stream a high-definition video.

Concerns About Security

Another concern that homeowners have about the new Amazon Sidewalk is their security. With electronic devices and connectivity, most are afraid of data breaches and theft. The reality is that this concern needs put into perspective. Every electronic device you install in your home, like your smart thermostat, comes at a risk. The more devices you install, the more risk that you’re taking on.

With the Amazon Sidewalk, there are three layers of security to prevent breaching. Plus, information sent over the network is unreadable by Amazon. Rather, only the sender and the recipient are able to read the information. This smart security programming allows Amazon Sidewalk to be safe and convenient.

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If you think that Amazon Sidewalk is right for your home, you’ll want to install some smart devices. Give our office a call today and let us assist you with installing a new smart thermostat. It can lead to a more efficient HVAC system and stronger digital community.

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