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Term Definition 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz is a type of WiFi signal which operates on the 2.4GHz frequency. It is an older technology than the newer 5 GHz standard that we see most commonly nowadays. Most routers will output both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz signals, depending on their setup. 2.4 GHz signals cannot accept as many devices, travel as far or transmit as much data as 5GHz, but are most commonly used due to compatibility. 5 GHz 5 GHz is the newer and more versatile WiFi signal frequency. It can travel further, handle more connections and transmit more data than the 2.4 GHz counterpart. Internet of Things (IOT) The internet of things is a term used to refer to the general connection of everyday objects to the internet. Nowadays many of the electronics in your home can connect to the internet, allowing them to send and receive data autonomously. Smart Hub A smart hub is a device which allows you to control multiple smart devices from one place. Many smart devices come with their own apps and controls, however most can also be connected to a smart hub which allows control of all devices. This means that device control can be automated, and dependant on the activities of other devices.