Vestra at UnCommons is the stylish urban residential community designed by globally renowned architecture firm, EDI International, with interior design by luxury design agency, Jules Wilson Design Studio. The newest phase, building two, has now opened to residents with 86 units in total across three midrise towers.
Matter is an open smart home standard that supports a wide range of devices. It uses a combination of Wi-Fi, Thread, and Ethernet to communicate between devices. This means it’s more versatile than other protocols that require a bridge or hub to connect. Matter also doesn’t replace existing protocols like Bluetooth, Zigbee, and Z-Wave, though they will continue to be important in many homes.
The main benefit of Matter is that it uses a local network rather than the internet. This makes the devices in your home work faster and keeps information more secure by removing the need to send it to the cloud. Your smart devices will only connect to the internet if you use a controller or app that’s Matter-compatible.
A Matter controller can be anything from a smartphone to a smart speaker. Companies that make smart home products have been announcing their plans to support Matter since before CES 2023. For example, Amazon Echo 4th Gen and Eero’s new router will be Matter compatible, as will the Nest Hub (2nd Gen) and Apple HomePod Mini. Also, many existing smart light bulbs and switches are upgradable to Matter if they have a bridge or hub that’s been made Matter certified. This is the path taken by Signify for its Philips Hue Bridge and by Eve for its plugs and Yale locks. matter residences