Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

HomeAuto FAQ is created to help any earlier smart home users, smart solution adopters or DIYers in making a correct decisions. We hope that you will not make the same mistake as we did before.

Top 7 most common FAQ

1. What will happen to my smart home when my M1, Singtel or Starhub network get disrupted?

  • This is the very reason why we strongly recommend Zigbee system over WIFI system. Having a Zigbee hub (as the central bridge) that maintain your automation even when there is any network disruption. Your automation will still work as normal.
  • Sadly, your mobile phone cannot control your smart home (whether you are link to your network WIFI or 4G). It is because your mobile phone APP require to connect to the IOT cloud in order to obtain the device status. When there is network disruption, the IOT cloud is not able to obtain any signal from your smart device so therefore it will be shown as offline status on your mobile phone. 

2. Does HomeAuto smart switch require any neutral wiring?

  • No!! HomeAuto smart switch DO NOT require neutral wiring.

3. Can i add Samsung lock, Xiaomi lock or any other brands of devices into HomeAuto APP?

  • Sadly, the answer is NO. It is because the other branded devices are using their own proprietary APP to control their own individual devices. 

4. WIFI, Zigbee, Z-Wave or RF protocol, which is better?

There is a link page that compare the different smart home protocol. 


  • WIFI smart switch (with or without neutral wire) still require higher power consumption to maintain operational capability. User will find higher electrical billing per month as compare to Zigbee smart switch.
  • WIFI door lock will also drain battery life faster (typically 1 month) will require to change a new set of battery. 

5. Can HomeAuto Smart Switch be use for 2-way switching? Any special wiring require?

  • Yes, HomeAuto Smart switch can work on 2-way switching or even multiple way switching without any special wiring require. Electrician will just maintain as the same conventional 2-way wiring will do. When the time for your smart home setup, our electrician will re-wire and set up the 2-way control for you.

6. I am interested to engage HomeAuto for your service. When do i need to inform HomeAuto that my place is ready for the smart home make over? What will be the duration of the make over? And what are some key points i should look out for?

  • You should inform HomeAuto at least 30 days in advance that your WIFI ready for your (new) unit by when.
  • HomeAuto will proceed with the make over once your unit is WIFI ready. It will roughly take a day for the smart home make over to complete.
  • Key points are
  • 1) Do ensure the mechanical switches are connected to the light and fan before makeover.             
  • 2) Wall paper or painting, do remove the mechanical switch from the box so the area under the switches are properly touch up.
  • 3) If require silicon touch up or labelling, do inform HomeAuto early so material can be prepare.

7. I had purchased my light from TaoBao can it be control via smart switch?

Most consumers may choose to purchase lighting from Taobao (TB) due to the cost or design. However, in many occasion the LED driver provided for the TB lighting is actually NOT suitable for smart switch. Causing the light to flicker or switch current may varies. Therefore, we strongly advise our customer to just get the fitting or external feature of the lighting from TB and get the lighting bulb locally in Singapore.

Experience Centers or Showrooms

1. Do HomeAuto has any experience center or showroom?

Our HomeAuto experience center is located at Block 184 Toa Payoh Central #01-356A

Opening Hour is: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 8pm.

**Sunday, Monday and PH will open via appointment only**

2. Can i visit your Kaki Bukit Showroom?

  • 8 Kaki Bukit #06-37 is HomeAuto Solutions Pte Ltd operation office. There is NO showroom setup.

Safety and Security

1. Does HomeAuto products have safety mark?

  • HomeAuto follow Enterprise Singapore (ESG) requirement strictly. For all the adaptor or plug that we provide to our customer are all safety mark label.
  • On safety mark for smart switch, ESG has confirmed that smart switch is currently not cover in the mandatory product list for safety mark registration.

2. Is HomeAuto smart products register with Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA)?

  • Yes. HomeAuto Solutions is one of the 3 earliest company that take up the responsibility of registering all HomeAuto smart product with Cyber Security Agency of Singapore. 

3. How many HomeAuto smart products have obtain the Cyber-security Labelling Scheme (CLS)?

  • HomeAuto has obtain a total of 10 CLS labels for our products. 
  • Here is the link to the official CLS product list on the CSA website.

3. Why Cyber-security Labelling Scheme (CLS) is important to consumer?

  • The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has launched the Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme (CLS) for consumer smart devices, as part of efforts to improve Internet of Things (IoT) security, raise overall cyber hygiene levels and better secure Singapore’s cyberspace.

    The CLS is the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. Under the scheme, smart devices will be rated according to their levels of cybersecurity provisions. This will enable consumers to identify products with better cybersecurity provisions and make informed decisions.

    The CLS also aims to help manufacturers stand out from their competitors and be incentivised to develop more secure products. Currently, consumer smart devices are often designed to optimise functionality and cost. They also have a short time-to-market cycle, where there is less scope for cybersecurity to be incorporated into product design from the beginning.

Packages and Devices

1. Can HomeAuto customise a smart solution package that can fit my need?

  • Yes, HomeAuto is happy to create any customise package for our customer as we believe every house is design differently and every customer has their own requirement. 

2. Do HomeAuto carry other smart devices that is not listed in your website or in your experience centers?

  • Yes, HomeAuto do carry some unique smart devices that is not found on our website or in our experience centers. Smart devices like intercom, garage controller or POE CCTV setup. 

3. How to work around if i want to use HomeAuto devices and Xiaomi Vacuum Cleaner or Somfy Curtain?

  • You can ONLY perform this integration at the Google Home platform. At the top left hand “+”, choose “Work with Google” and search for “Home Auto” or “Mijia”. Input your HomeAuto APP login credential. 

4. Can HomeAuto Zigbee WIFI Hub integrate with other Zigbee 3.0 devices?

  • Yes, HomeAuto Zigbee WIFI Hub can integrate with other brands Zigbee 3.0 devices. Brand like Philips Hue or Sonoff.
  • However, we will advise to customer to confirm if their Zigbee devices has an open protocol even it is Zigbee 3.0. Example: Xiaomi Zigbee device is not compatible with HomeAuto APP. As they have their own proprietary system.

5. Do HomeAuto have any promotion or package deal?

  • Yes, HomeAuto always has package deal available for our customer. However, if it may not be suitable for every customer. If you find that it is no suitable for you, please contact us at +65-8828 0860 for a customise package.

Switch, Lighting & Dimmer

1. Can HomeAuto smart switches be use to control any light bulbs?

  • No!! Not every light bulb can work perfectly with smart switch. Therefore, we strongly recommend our client to visit our lighting partners. It is because the customer can immediately test their preferred light bulb with fixture in their shops.

2. Neutral vs Non-Neutral switch, which is better?

  • There are many articles claiming that non-neutral wire switch is actually bad for LED or any light bulb. However, it is not true.
  • Because every lighting fixture is actually connected to a neutral (blue coloured) wire so the lighting circuit is a completed one. 
  • The problem is actually cause by the type of smart switch whether is it WIFI or Zigbee Protocol.

3. What are the common fault you will find when your lighting cannot match with smart switch?

  • Some common faults are like bulb flickering, bulb has faint dim light even when it is at turn off condition or bulb may have a flash of light turn on & off. When you find that your bulb has the mentioned situation, it mean that your bulb’s driver is not suitable for smart switch usage.    

4. Can a 10 years old resale HDB, Condo or any resident unit be transform into smart home without renovation?

  • Yes, it can. An aged resale HDB, condo or any housing unit can also change to smart switch without any additional wiring. Because we are using Zigbee Smart Switch that DO NOT require any additional neutral wiring. 
  • It also mean any commercial unit can also be easily transform into a smart office.

5. Is HomeAuto Smart Switch Zigbee 3.0 standard?

  • Yes, HomeAuto Smart Switch is running on Zigbee 3.0 protocol.

6. Can HomeAuto Smart Switch work with Conbee 2 on Home Assistant?

  • Yes, our HomeAuto Rocker smart switch has been tested to work with Conbee 2 with Home Assistant.

7. Do HomeAuto has dimmer switch that can control dimmer bulb?

There are THREE methods of dimming that we recommend.

  • First method (easy and more cost effective), you can make use of smart bulb that has the dimming or RGB function built-in.
  • Second method, you will need to pull an additional neutral wire in order to have a smart dimmer switch (Only have 1 Gang available)
  • The final method is to have a dimming module which mean user can ONLY control the dimming via APP as there is not mechanical control available.

8. Can the logo on the switch cover be remove in order to match my renovation design?

  • Firstly, HomeAuto logo is engraved on all HomeAuto product in a representation of our commitment and our service to our customer.
  • Secondly, it is actually requested by CSA to clearly identify the manufacturer brand and model on the smart product.

9. I had purchased my light from TaoBao can it be control via smart switch?

Most consumers may choose to purchase lighting from Taobao (TB) due to the cost or design. However, in many occasion the LED driver provided for the TB lighting is actually NOT suitable for smart switch. Causing the light to flicker or switch current may varies. Therefore, we strongly advise our customer to just get the fitting or external feature of the lighting from TB and get the lighting bulb locally in Singapore.

10. Is HomeAuto Smart Switch an obtain CLS label?

  • Yes, HomeAuto smart switch has all obtain CLS label.

Gate, Glass and Wooden Door Smart Lock

1. What are the unlock functions does HomeAuto Z8 Wooden Smart Lock have?

  • There are 5 ways of unlock functions for Z8 wooden door lock. Unlock via Pin, Access Card, Fingerprint, Remote Access on APP and Dynamic Password (One Time Password)

2. What is the minimum and maximum thickness of wooden door can Z8 be install?

  • Minimum thickness is 40mm
  • Maximum thickness is 120mm

3. Do HomeAuto has any glass lock?

  • Yes, HomeAuto has installed glass lock in couple of Singapore offices.

4. Do HomeAuto has any gate lock?

  • HomeAuto is introducing our new double side fingerprint, pin and card gate lock. 3 ways to unlock the gate from both inner and outer of the gate.

Motorised Curtain

1. What are the spacing i need for single or double motorised curtain track?

2. Do i need 1 track or 2 tracks for my motorised curtain system if i want it to open from the middle?

  • You just need 1 motorised curtain system for a open from middle setup.

3. Can HomeAuto do a L-shape motorised curtain?

4. What is the maximum length HomeAuto motorised curtain system can undertake for 1 Zigbee curtain motor?

  • A HomeAuto Zigbee curtain motor can handle a curtain length of maximum 6 meter length and 50 kg weight.

5. How or where can i order the zigbee motorised curtain system

  • You can place your order or request for a quotation by sending your required length and quantity to +65-8828 0860. You will get your quotation the next day.

Venetian, Combi, Black out Blinds & Outdoor Zip system

1. What type of Tubular (Blind) motor do HomeAuto use?

  • HomeAuto use WIFI tubular motor.

2. Do HomeAuto have black-out blind or venetian blind?

  • Yes, HomeAuto work with our partners to provide black-out blind and venetian blind.

3. What is the recommended length for HomeAuto blinds?

  • HomeAuto will recommend per length of blind to be between 2m to 2.5m.

4. What is the different RF motor and WIFI Motor?

  • RF motor require a RF hub to integrate their operation with Google Home APP. 
  • WIFI motor is pair into HomeAuto APP and integrate directly with Google home. Allow user to open and close the blind at any percentage.

5. Do HomeAuto have outdoor Zip system?

  • Yes, HomeAuto do work with our partners to provide Ziptrack system using the WIFI Tubular motor. Making your outdoor zip system 100% integrate with our APP and Google Home. User can create seamless integration on APP that when weather change with forecast to rain, ziptrack will begin to close.

Timeline, APP, Subscription and Warranty

1. When is the correct timing to contact HomeAuto for consultation on smart solution setup?

  • Home or office owner should contact HomeAuto as soon as possible when they had decided to embark on creating their smart home or office solution.
  • This is to allow HomeAuto to provide insightful advise on the electrical requirement and provision.

2. What is the difference between HomeAuto APP vs Smart life or Tuya smart APP?

  • HomeAuto APP is manage locally in Southeast Asia (Singapore) that allow us to provide direct and immediate customer service (like visit) if require.

3. Do i need to pay any monthly or annual subscription for using HomeAuto APP?

  • You are not require to pay any monthly or any annual subscription.
  • You can download the HomeAuto APP from IOS APP store by searching for “Home@uto”, from Google Play store or Huawei APP galley by searching for “HomeAuto”.

4. What is the warranty period offer by HomeAuto Solutions?

  • HomeAuto provide standard 1+2 Year local warranty in Singapore.

5. As i am having my renovation currently, when should i contact HomeAuto that my unit is ready for smart solution setup?

  • Home or office owner should inform HomeAuto at least 2 weeks before they have their WIFI completely setup by the ISP. (Example: WIFI setup book with M1 on 15 July 2021, do inform HomeAuto that your unit will be ready for installation by 1 July 2021.)

Network, Communication and Control

1. Do HomeAuto provide network consultation to ensure the smart system is able to perform at the optimum condition

  • Yes, HomeAuto do provide network consultation service for our customer.

2. Can HomeAuto smart solution integrate with Google, Siri, Alexa or Apple Homekit for voice control?

  • HomeAuto is integrated with Google Assistant, 小度音箱 and SIRI only. HomeKit integration is in progress. 
  • We are not integrated with Alexa yet.

3. Is it better to use Google WIFI mesh router as compare to the other mesh router?

  • No, there is no different on whether you are using Google WIFI mesh or any other brands of WIFI mesh router. As long as the router can transmit 2.4Ghz bandwidth

4. What are the steps that i need to follow in order to ensure my internet is ready for smart home setup?

  • First, get your internet service provider (ISP = Singtel, M1, Starhub or others) ready before smart home team move in to start installation and integration.
  • Secondly, be sure to inform your ISP service technician that you require 2.4Ghz bandwidth in your WIFI signal. Because all smart devices can integrate with frequency.

5. What type of network setup will you recommend for HDB, Condo or Landed?

  • To ensure there is no black zone (area without WIFI signal), we recommend the following network setup.
  • HDB/Condo – Studio, 2 Rm, 3Rm can use normal router.
  • HDB/Condo – 4Rm, 5Rm, EM, Penthouse and Single level landed property can use WIFI Mesh
  • Landed with 2 storey and above should use AP router.

6. Is there any different in the smart home system operationally capability between the varies ISP?

  • There is NO different in the WIFI signal provided by the varies ISP. The most important key point to take note is to ensure the ISP provide you with the 2.4Ghz bandwidth WIFI signal.

7. Can HomeAuto smart devices connect to 5Ghz which is better instead of 2.4Ghz?

  • Cannot. Most smart devices currently on the market connect to 2.4Ghz. 

8. Will a bad WIFI coverage has any impact on my smart home system?

  • Yes, a bad WIFI coverage will directly impact to your initial setup of the smart home system. Impact like devices cannot be detected by Hub, delay in response, device don’t response or automation will not work eventually. 

9. What is the typical setup require for a landed development unit?

  • A landed device unit with typical requirement of 4 CH or 8 CH NVR POE CCTV system, Doorbell with intercom and autogate control, AP router for 100% WIFI coverage of the entire development. Please click this link to see the photo.

Collaboration & Partners

1. Do HomeAuto has any resellers or dealers?

  • Yes, HomeAuto has a few resellers and dealers. We welcome any business or start up who want to adopt any smart solution to join the Singapore smart community.

2. What will be the fastest method i can get assistance on my questions?

  • You can either click on the nearest Whatsapp icon or SMS to +65-8828 0860. We will surely reply you asap.

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