You can’t walk into an electronics store without seeing massive displays of “smart home technologies.” Whether you’re planning to dip your toe into the smart home waters with a digital assistant or planning to cannonball into the deep end with a fully automated home, let’s look at the fascinating new technologies that are making our home lives more connected than ever.
What is a Smart Home?
“Smart home” is simply another way of saying “a home with a lot of connected devices inside,” so, really, the question is “What is a connected device?” When discussing smart home technology, a connected device is any equipment or appliance that’s connected to the internet, allowing it to be controlled remotely through a mobile device or computer.
In a smart home, these devices all work together to provide additional convenience, security, efficiency, and entertainment options for the folks who live there.
What Kinds of Devices Are Available in “Smart Form”?
Tech manufacturers have fit connection technology into myriads of home devices and appliances and are connecting more and more each year. Some of the options available to those installing smart technology in their home are:
- Video doorbells, cameras, and security systems
- Door locks
- Entertainment devices
- Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Irrigation systems
What Are the Most Common Smart Home Devices?
Setting up your smart home doesn’t have to be a one-time major expense. With wireless connections and the modular nature of smart devices, you can install the options that are right for you and expand later as you see fit. Some of the more common options for people just starting out with smart devices include:
Digital assistants like Amazon’s Echo or Google’s Nest allow you to control all your smart home devices from one location with simple voice commands, as well as delivering news, weather, music, games and more.
See what’s happening at your door, even when you’re not home. Video doorbells from makers like Ring or Blink let you see and record video from your door; they also allow you to speak with visitors through your mobile phone, no matter where you are.
Did you leave the lights on? Not a problem – with smart lighting, you can turn lights on and off, vary their intensity, and even change their color from your phone, computer, or digital assistant.
With connected speakers, smart TV’s, and digital assistants, you can turn your whole house into an entertainment venue! Stream your favorite shows to any screen and listen to your favorite tunes in every room with smart entertainment devices.
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