Amazon, Apple, and Google have teamed up to approve smart home devices and hardware. The tech giants have announced their support for Matter. The matter is a standard that focuses on security and capabilities in smart home devices.
Also known as the Internet of Things (IoT) products, these devices include smart door locks, bulbs, and thermostats. The matter has a three-arrow logo that symbolizes collaboration. With this collaboration, Matter aims to secure compatible and secure smart technology.
The goal with Matter is to normalize smart home devices
The proliferation of connected devices continues to change the way we live, work, and play. Devices connected from homes to offices, factories to hospitals enable us to experience our environments in harmonious, interactive ways.
Amazon, Apple, and Google are also teaming up with other tech companies to normalize such IoT products. There are currently more than 170 companies that have accepted the protocol. Thus, they will begin to certify smart home devices.
Smart devices such as light bulbs with Matter will open with Amazon Alexa, and a video doorbell with Google Home will be monitored under the same umbrella. The Connectivity Standards Alliance, which runs Matter, aims to make the Matter logo as widespread as the Wi-Fi logo. In addition, the agreement stated the importance of successful communication by speaking the same “language” of the companies behind the IoT device network.
The companies have signed the Internet-Connected Home Protocol (CHIP) in recent years. The matter will replace CHIP as the new smart home deal. Developers aim to use this technology to combine all smart home devices such as alarms, video doorbells, door locks, garage doors, light controls, and TVs through smart speakers.
Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google Assistant are already competing as personal user assistants. The matter is a solution to ensure cooperation between the three of these programs. Thus, a user will have the opportunity to use the products of these brands without conflict. Users will run their smart home devices through any personal assistant they want.
The organization’s marketing team is trying to improve the setup codes. With these codes, users will have access to their devices without the need for any apps or cloud services.
The parties are currently presenting Matter as a project on GitHub. In addition to the three tech giants, the partnership also has IKEA, Samsung SmartThings, Legrand, Wulian, Signify, NXP Semiconductors, Silicon Labs, Resideo, Schneider Electric, Somfy.