How Smart Home Devices Work
Have you ever wondered how smart home devices work?
Well…when you’re not home, nagging little doubts can start to crowd your mind. Did I turn the coffee maker off? Did I set the security alarm? Are the kids doing their homework or watching television?
This is where the power and benefits of smart home devices come into play.
With smart home devices, you could quiet all of these worries with a quick glance at your smartphone or tablet. You could connect the devices and appliances in your home so they can communicate with each other and with you.
Any device in your home that uses electricity can be put on your home network or converted into smart home devices and at your command you have all the control you need.
Whether you give that command by voice, remote control, tablet or smartphone, the home reacts. Most applications relate to lighting, home security, home theatre and entertainment, and thermostat regulation.
The idea of a smart home might make you think of George Jetson and his futuristic abode or maybe Bill Gates, who spent more than $100 million building his smart home.
Once only a draw for the tech-savvy or the wealthy, smart homes and smart home automation are becoming more common.
What used to be a quirky industry that churned out hard-to-use and frilly products is finally maturing into a full-blown consumer trend.
Instead of start-up companies, more established tech organisations are launching new smart home automation products.
Sales of smart home automation systems are projected to grow into a $44 billion industry within the next few years.
Much of this is due to the jaw-dropping success of smartphones and tablet computers. These ultra-portable computers are everywhere, and their constant Internet connections means they can be configured to control a myriad other online devices.
People are connected more than ever in this day and age with every home around the world having at least one portable device in the family. Its all about the Internet of Things.
The Internet of Things is a phrase that refers to the objects and products that are interconnected and identifiable through digital networks.
This web-like sprawl of products is getting bigger and better every day. All of the electronics in your home are fair game for this tech revolution, from your fridge to your furnace, you can get them all interacting with each where you have ultimate control over everything in your home from anywhere anytime.
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