AGREE AND SIGN IN
Agree to terms and create a free account using your details. Log into Smart Life
ADD YOUR DETAILS
Email Address and Password you have created when setting up your Smart Life Account. Selecting the country you are in. Agree to terms and log in. Incorrect details will get a red notice warning.
AGREE TO USE YOUR LOCATION
To speed connection, Smart Life will chose the fastest route to communicate to your device and needs you to share your location.
ADD YOUR DEVICE
Rather than a manual selection of the device, easiest is to select first option Add Device
PUT SENSOR IN WHITE FLASH PAIRING MODE
Connect EPHUM-I-MAX to unit and switch on the power. If no connection to wifi found the EPHUM-I-MAX will flash red. To connect to a new Mobile Phone hold down the small button in the finger recess for 10 seconds and release. A further 10 seconds later the EPHUM-I-MAX will flash white. It is then in paring mode and can be discovered via the Mobile Phone Smart Life App.
DISCOVERED AND NOW ADD
Suggest placing Mobile Phone close to the EPHUM-I-MAX for pairing. Discovery may take up to 30 seconds but being close by can take less than 5 seconds.
Add your Wifi information. Your Wifi connection must be 2.4GHz connection speed. Check with your router provider how to make a 2.4GHz connection as most routers will be both 5.0 & 2.4GHz. Please note this will be the main reason the EPHUM-I-MAX fails to pair with the Smart Life App at this stage.
ADD YOUR ROUTER PASSWORD
This allows the EPHUM-I-MAX to gain access to the router that it will be using for connection to the wifi. The connection takes some time around 1 minute once device is located.
CHANGE ITS NAME
If you have more than one device you can name them to home location, job reference or address the device is in using by clicking on the pencil.
CHANGED NAME NOW OPEN
It will take around 15 seconds to open the App. That is because it loads the latest version of the Ecor Pro App and checks connections.
Safe and Secure
While Tuya Smart and Smart Life apps are generally considered safe, it's important to note that no system is completely immune to security risks. Tuya Inc., the company behind these apps, is a well-established IoT platform company with a strong track record and significant investments in research and development. The apps have undergone reviews by Google Play and the App Store, which adds another layer of assurance.
Tuya Cloud, which powers the apps, employs a five-layer security strategy to ensure the security of smart devices and protect against information leakage:
Data encryption: Tuya Cloud uses military-grade AES data encryption, making it extremely difficult to decipher even if the device is stolen.
Authorization and authentication: Tuya's algorithm ensures data isolation, connection authentication, and triple control for requests, enhancing security measures.
Dynamic key: Tuya Cloud utilizes dynamic keys and passwords, providing an additional layer of security. Even if the algorithm is exposed, device security can still be maintained.
Channel encryption: Tuya Cloud employs HTTPS encryption for network transmission, ensuring the security of data during communication.
Virtual device design: Tuya Cloud incorporates virtual device design, allowing for quick recovery even in the event of hacking attempts.
Additionally, Tuya Cloud isolates corporate data for enterprise customers, ensuring the security of customer data. Different data storage services are provided for various business scenarios, encrypting and storing core data appropriately.
While these measures demonstrate Tuya's commitment to data security, it's always recommended to stay vigilant, keep your devices and apps updated, and follow best practices for securing your smart home devices.