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Reasons to be Excited about Smart Home

by | Apr 19, 2022 | Community, Utopia

The modern home of today is very different from how it was ago. Before everything was powered by steam, then come electricity.  Now, most homes had things that were once thought to be pure luxuries like multiple televisions, coffee makers, washing machines, refrigerators, etc…

But all these devices had some restrictions, they needed human intervention to make them do things they were designed to. Today, with technological advancement everything is set to become smart. The Internet of Things (IoT) is setting the stage for the next evolution of home appliances.

With IoT, most modern home appliances and devices can connect to each other effectively, rendering human intervention a thing of the past. And the cloud is paving the way for a new concept in smart technology. All devices can be connected to the internet and may be able to store data in the cloud.

Nowadays everybody already has some kind of connected device. These devices are not only able to connect to the internet, but they also integrate sensors into their design. They can monitor certain activities and utilities and provide real-time data on those parameters.

The main features of these intelligent devices include their ability to interact with users, collect data and give users access to that information. These devices are defined based on the activities they enable their users to engage in. With more affordable smart home gadgets, more people can get access to these benefits.

Most people are investing in digital assistants. Apple HomePod, Google Home and Amazon Echo are all great examples of intelligent speakers. These smart assistants can make shopping online easier and can set alarms for you. And as these technologies continue to mature, they will become more widely used.

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They can be used to control music, provide sports scores or even suggest a movie you might enjoy. Most of these smart devices connect with Google, allowing you to control them with your voice. This allows you to have a hands-free experience at home. You don’t have to worry about missing out on important information because your digital assistant is always on.

Now think of this concept of a digital assistant in an entire house where you can control and receive feedback from each appliance with your voice.

A smart house uses intelligent wiring and purpose-built home networks to communicate with the main control system. There are sensors throughout the property that can determine when automated systems should be activated. These systems also let you create scenes that cascade different controls depending on different scenarios.

For example, you can activate security features when you come home from work or leave the house. You can also use sensors to turn on and off different appliances, such as lights and curtains. The technology that makes up a smart home enables it to monitor its activity and provide intelligent feedback.

The technology can monitor room temperatures and automatically adjust the thermostat when it gets out of range. It can also automate other functions in the residence, such as ordering more toilet paper from an online store or making meal recommendations based on what’s in the fridge. The possibilities are endless. Ultimately, smart homes can make your life more convenient and comfortable.

IoT devices are useful in many ways, It’s possible to use these devices to monitor energy usage, which is useful for intelligent thermostats, plugs connected to appliances and bulbs. Another important aspect of smart homes is that they can automate actions, such as turning off lights when you leave home or setting the thermostat high while you’re away.

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Intelligent houses can save a significant amount of money and smart technology makes this possible. And with advances in artificial intelligence, the smart home of the future will become a reality. Futuristic homes will learn about their owners’ lifestyles and provide energy-efficient living options.

Depending on the technological capabilities of the smart dwelling, it could be anything from a security system to a thermostat. And connected devices generate a lot of data. With the use of machine learning, these data can be processed so that the system can learn about its owners to deliver better services.

Some companies are already working on this concept. Crestron, a home automation company, is working on software that will track users’ habits to automate their daily routines. For example, a smart house could automatically play music when you enter the room and dim lights before you go to sleep, without your intervention. This type of dwelling can eliminate many of the hassles of accessibility.

You can control the lighting and temperature and even open and close your door. You can even control multimedia systems. A smart house can also recognize who’s at home and disable certain alarms. This can help you protect your home against intruders. If the system detects intruders, it can call the police. These intelligent devices can improve your safety and convenience while giving you peace of mind.

Smart home includes Internet-connected devices that make your life easier. The devices you choose can control many aspects of your residence, including lighting, temperature, entertainment systems, and connected appliances. And with the added benefits of being able to check on your property from anywhere, you’ll never be alone.

Intelligent homes are made up of connected devices, such as speakers, sensors, and cameras. All of these devices work together to control your residence. You can control everything with a remote device such as a smartphone or tablet. And because these devices are connected, they can communicate with one another. A smart dwelling can also be controlled by voice commands.

For example, you can talk to Alexa through your phone, turn on all the lights in the house and engage the security system if you’re home. The smart home of the future will have the ability to be controlled with voice commands. It may also be possible to install sensors that can detect your presence and provide the proper ambiance for each room. Intelligent lighting systems could be customizable and dynamic.

In recent years, technology has come a long way. A study estimate that 63 million homes will be “smart” in 2022. Moreover, smart home technology can also save energy. These types of dwellings can be fun and interactive. Smart TVs could provide virtual shopping opportunities and interactive games.

A more futuristic view of smart homes could have connected screens that can interact with other devices, habits, schedules, and the internet. It would offer an unprecedented level of connectivity. For instance, you could use the screen to view holographic images of relatives or even recipes from the oven. This new vision for the connected house applies the success of touch-screen technology to the home environment.

The integration of wearable devices connected with the house is another aspect of the smart home. Wearable devices are becoming common and can integrate multiple commands, including verbal and touch-based commands. The home will be able to learn about the health and fitness history of its inhabitants and be able to predict their needs and perform tasks automatically.

Now picture this, it’s the morning, and your alarm clock starts buzzing earlier than usual because your smart clock has scanned your schedule and adjusted it based on the task that needs to be completed today. Your shower automatically turns on at your preferred temperature when you went in.

Once you get out of the shower, your connected coffee machine starts brewing coffee to your preferred taste. The electric car is fully charged and ready to go. While away, your home is being cleaned by a series of cleaner bots. On your return, there’s an unexpected package waiting at your doorstep.

In it, there are all your groceries with your favorite brand and also medicine. Your health sensors and wearables have detected signs of a forthcoming illness and order the required treatment automatically. And the groceries were ordered based on your inventory and consumption. The dinner is already prepared by your own Robochef.

This is what the future may look like, smart and somehow conscious. The way we live in and use our homes is set to change. Your home in the future may know you better than you can ever know yourself.