When I was watching a movie on a smart TV, I just took a look around the room; it's the best live illustration of happiness ever recorded in human history. Even the poor can enjoy a variety of luxuries while sitting in a temperature-controlled room on an adjustable cushioned throne that is more comfortable than a king’s seat.
Today, people live more glamorously than even the wealthiest rulers of the past. We are amid a technological revolution. We've progressed from relying on landline phones for most of our communication to pocket-sized devices capable of thousands of operations.
Smart Home Technology
If smartphones were one of the most significant technological advances of the 2000s, the development of smart homes is the next great step in the 2010s. You can use voice commands to switch on music, search the Web, and control your smart home devices with a virtual assistant like Google Home or Amazon Echo. Smart gadgets can help you streamline daily chores. Smart TVs, dishwashers, refrigerators, and washers and dryers all have remote access and control, as well as the ability to alert you to essential information. Your washing machine may recognise when your area's energy usage is lowest and switch on then, or your fridge can monitor your groceries and alert you when the eggs are going to spoil.
They help you save time and money while also reducing your carbon footprint!
What is Home Automation?
A smart home system collects unique data from each of your smart devices (IoT) or appliances and enables you to control them all from a single location, whether via wall-mounted hardware, or software accessible over the Internet. You can control the gateway by a web app, such as mobile phone applications.
Over the next decade, smart home automation will become increasingly widespread. With over 80 million smart home devices deployed globally in 2016, some experts believe it will rise to over 130 million by the end of 2017. With a single button press, you can manage all electronic equipment and security systems in smart homes. Everything from turning on and off your coffee makers to ventilation and heating, security, and air conditioning will be under your control at the touch of a button.
The benefits of a smart home
Enhanced home security.
Your home security will increase if you include security and surveillance capabilities in your smart home network. You can connect motion detectors, cameras, automated door locks, and other practical security measures with home automation systems, and receive security warnings on your various devices. You can watch actions in real-time, whether you're at home or halfway around the world.
Energy conservation is one of the most important concerns at home. With all of the convenience appliances and electronic gadgets, energy usage has soared.
When you use smart home products, you can rest assured that energy is considerably saved. Smart appliances communicate intelligently, and manage and turn off all of your machines, devices, and appliances instantly after use. Some devices closely monitor systems and provide insight, and assistance to the customer to improve energy efficiency.
For example, if you leave a room with the light bulb or fans on, the smart devices detect it, turn it off on their own, saving you money.
When you can use household systems and appliances only when they're needed, not only will you save money, but you'll also save time. You don't need to return home to double-check everything and turn it off. Eliminating such concerns can make life much easier and more peaceful.
Better appliance functionality
Automation technology will enhance the efficiency of your appliances and make your home life more pleasurable! When entertaining guests, a well-designed home theatre can maintain your movie and music according to your taste. A smart TV will assist you in finding your favorite shows. A smart oven will cook to perfection without food being over or undercooked.
Controlling your house is simple and convenient with home automation. With the help of motion detectors and cameras; you can open doors and gates with a single touch of a smartphone. If a friend or family member arrives at your house while you are away, you can open the door for him or her after identifying them using smart cameras, allowing the family member to wait inside. Similarly, you can keep an eye on your home from afar.
Better Maintenance and Service
It is necessary to know when your devices and appliances require servicing to retain their efficiency. However, keeping track of this is not always simple. You can rely on a smart home system in that situation. This will alert you if the appliances and devices need to be serviced.
Customization and ease of use.
Modifying smart home automation systems to match your individual needs is simple. If you want to turn on the water heater before you get home, or turn everything off while you're relaxing in the garden, turn on the lights while you’re lying on the bed, or raise or drop the temperature of your heating system or air conditioner, whatever it is, it's as simple as pressing a button on your phone. These features are unlike anything we've ever seen before in our home. You will be able to understand how these things work very easily, with some following of the manuals.
How can you turn your house into a smart home?
To turn your ordinary home into a smart home, you'll need smart home appliances (or IoT’s), a smart home system, and a wireless connection.
You can connect your smart device, or Internet of Things (IoT), to your smart home system. It can interact with other devices, and make decisions on its own. Smart devices include televisions, stoves, alarm systems, doorbells, garage doors, and stereos. All smart home devices interact via the Internet, therefore, you'll need strong WiFi to handle data exchange. If you have a large house, you might want to consider getting additional routers.
IoT technology allows users to control their systems from anywhere as long as they are linked to the internet via Wi-Fi. The exciting new world of smart home technology is continually evolving, and the possibilities are endless. Because of the tremendous level of client interest in smart home technologies, big corporations around the world are racing to outperform one another.
Please contact us for a free consultation if you'd like to learn more about how to enhance your house or what smart home technology can do for you, your family, or your business.