A home is where the heart resides but now home is where all the fancy and revolutionised gizmos reside. Yes, technology has given us the option to live our life smarter and stressless. With the help of Internet of Things, all the devices in the house can now work on your command, send you information and thus communicate with you. The air conditioner can be on from your smartphone and you can find a cool room when you reach home after a hard working day at the site. The coffee maker or television can be switched off similarly if in case you forgot to put them off in a hurry to leave for work.
The smart home technology is thus, the atomization of the human ability to control items around the house. According to a recent study by Intel Corporation, by 2025, approximately 71% of households are expected to have at least one smart-home device. Smart home IoT devices seem to be the wave of the future with a variety of them being available in the market right now.
Enhanced security: Security of your house and loved ones always hover your mind when you are away from them. But with Apple HomeKit-enabled Smart Lock, your children need not wait outside the home after school. You can simply open the door for them even by being away through a touch on your phone. Your authorised home deliveries or staff can also be let in remotely without any worry.
Keeping an eye on loved ones: With Tend Secure Lynx Indoor Surveillance camera, you can keep an eye on your loved ones whom you left behind at home. This small-sized camera provides sharp night vision, two-way audio, motion-triggered notifications and recordings, facial recognition technology and colourful 1080p video. Thus, with it, you can monitor all the movements of your child, pet or an elder back at home.
Increased convenience: Who would not like to just sit back and control things by their voice or just a press of a button? The Logitech Harmony Elite is the ultimate buy for this wish. It controls a lot more than just a TV and stereo. The unit connects with the included Harmony Home Hub to control Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or other infrared devices in your house. So, just sit back on your couch with your popcorn and favourite movie on the screen and other controls in your hand.
Make household chores more pleasant: This is the biggest advantage of smart home IoT devices. Appliances related to lighting, home security, entertainment and thermostat can now work on the command of your voice, remote control, tablet or smartphone. There is a smart fridge which tells you whenever you are running out of milk. The washing machine can be instructed to start the laundry while you still at work. The Nest Learning Thermostat can keep your room cool before you reach home from work so that you can manage and enjoy the time back at home effectively.
Energy Efficiency: The wisest is the one who can save energy for future generations and with all the smart devices you can actually become one. For instance, lights can be set to turn on when motion is detected. This way the moment you vacant the room, the lights will be turned off and you can save a lot of money on energy bills.