To ensure the best possible user experience and product performance, we suggest some of these best practices for naming your products and rooms as you build your smart home.
Use unique and specific names:
Unique names allow you to easily scan your home dashboard, helping you to quickly identify and control your products.
A few good examples of unique product names are:
A few good examples of unique room names are:
Avoid names that are too similar:
Names that are too similar such as “Bedroom” and “Bedroom Light” may prevent platforms and voice assistants from quickly identifying and controlling products properly.
Avoid using letters or numbers:
Avoid using letters and numbers in product or rooms names. Platforms and voice assistants can’t easily interpret these types of characters and may not be able to perform the command.
A few bad examples are:
Avoid special characters:
When naming products, it’s best to avoid adding special characters such as hyphens and apostrophes. Some examples are “Kid’s Room,” and “Room-1.” Similar to capitals and numbers, platforms and voice assistants can’t easily interpret special characters.