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What is Smart Home Technology?

Smart home technology refers to a set of devices or appliances which connect in a network and can be controlled independently and remotely. It gives the ability to control devices in and around the house either by click of a button or through a voice command.

 
 
 
 

Introduction

 
Have you ever thought of a life where all the devices at your home would connect to the internet? Not only your mobile phones, tablets, computers and ipad, but almost everything around you, be it lights, air conditioners, door bells, cameras, clocks, water heaters, electric appliances, cooking utensils and what not. Looks like a sci-fi movie, isn’t it? Not just this much, but what if all these devices communicate with you by accepting your commands and sending timely information to you? This is actually not fictitious. It’s possible with the Internet of Things (IoT) which forms the basis for smart homes.

 

What it Can Do?

 
If it’s a choice to personalize and control the devices at home, there are variety of smart home gadgets available which can make this happen. One of the most common gadgets are voice assistants like Alexa and Google mini which are controlled with the voice commands. The smart home product are available in many categories some of which are as follows:

  • Smart lights
  • Smart switches
  • Smart cameras
  • Smart door locks
  • Smart speakers
  • Smart vacuum cleaners
  • Smart thermostats
  • Smart purifiers
  • Smart TVs
  • Universal remote controls

 

Benefits of Smart Home Technology

 
Smart home technologies make routine life easy and at the same time also accost critical issues of global warming and climate change. Implementation of smart home technology fascinates people. It has now been considered as a part of a rich lifestyle with the availability and affordability of fast internet. Virtual assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple Siri have become popular.

 

  • Improved Quality of Life

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    with the convenience offered, the technology makes the life of people better. The devices easily recognize voice of house owners to respond to their instructions thereby performing the required tasks.

     

  • Facilitates Immediate Actions

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    It’s natural for human beings to be forgetful. If the inhabitants forget to turn off air conditioner or lock the doors, the smart devices send notification to them. This helps them to respond to the alerts and take appropriate actions immediately from anywhere. This is also useful in protecting the house from unpredictable damages which may cost huge amount.

     

  • Controlled Electricity Bills

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    The remote monitoring of devices cuts the energy consumption to save on electricity bills. These devices can be further programmed to work on energy-efficient modes. This also indirectly improves the health of environment.

     

  • Better Security

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    Although the cost of installing the smart home technology seems to be expensive but it offers better security to the house. The cameras lets the house owners to remotely monitor the activity around the house. The front door of the house can also be kept under control even when away from home.

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