A Smart home is the new urban concept which has been in the air for a few years now and is getting upgraded every passing day. As the app-based connectivity of a Smartphone, a home network made of electrical appliances inside the house can be established now with much smarter steps, better technology, and stronger connections, all catering to more detailing of information and better controls for the user, the visualization of smart homes for the masses has become clearer.
This can be really nice and organized when you can control all the appliances inside your home, have a quick glimpse of what is happening, and make sure things are safe and secure.
What is a Smart Home?
A smart home is an automated home, where all gadgets, appliances, and electronic items are joined together into a network, and this network can be accessed through some controlling unit like a controlling monitor, or mobile or laptop or tablet etc. The model is called an Internet of Things where all the items joined together in the network can interconnect and control and communicate with each other.
Normally the items which are connected to make a smart home are, the lights and fans, the voltage stabilizers, home security system, refrigerator, washing machine, TV, music system, air conditioner, heater, desktop computer, and other small and big important appliances.
If you have connected all of them together, then you will be able to control them through the mobile, laptop or tablet etc. whatever instruction you give, by typed, touch or voice input, will make the system in the home react, and accordingly you will be able to operate any an item on and off, or change settings, program with timing etc. It is similar to a remote operation, where you can operate anything in the house through this one system which bundles all item functionalities with a remote sensor, and gives you a full control on things wherever you are.
Advantages of Designing a Smart Home
There are a lot of advantages of designing a smart home, and they are:
1. You can view the status of power usage anytime through the one single monitoring system.
2. You can control the electric bills by monitoring things, and accordingly minimizing the use of some items in a home which are drawing too much of power.
3. You can see which items are used unnecessarily thus wasting electricity and money.
4. When you are out of a home and have left kids or seniors inside, you would be able to know what is going on, get a view of the rooms through any CCTV fitted or get an idea of appliance usage, and control them or even shut down any appliance if you feel necessary.
5. Smart home planning and implementation are not much costly as it began a few years back. With an excellent rise of connectivity through tabs and smartphones now, connecting appliances and things in a home and connecting them with the smartphone is affordable for anyone.
You gain total control on the monitoring and control of things inside the home, and you can always be at peace with home surveillance, monitoring it from any place far or near. However, this also depends on the type of connectivity you are using. If you are connecting to your home with a signal or connection which functions in range, then you are in control till you are within the range. But today’s smart homes are connected mainly through the internet, which allows seamless connectivity wherever you go.