Smart Home (or more often Smart House) is a term used to define an apartment that has home appliances, heating, lighting, home security, air conditioning, TVs, computers, entertainment audio and video systems, camera systems and everything else you can think of that are capable of communicating with one another. They can be controlled remotely by a time schedule, from any room in your home, as well as remotely from any location in the world by using just your phone or internet.
Smart Home Technology – What Is A Smart Home?
In 2003 the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) came up with the following definition for a smart home:
“A dwelling incorporating a communications network that connects the key electrical appliances and services, and allows them to be remotely controlled, monitored or accessed.”
And that’s about right!
Smart homes are getting more and more popular every day and if you’re not looking into it, you are definitely missing out.
You don’t think you need this? Do you often worry about your home when you’re not actually there? Thinking did you turn off the toaster? Did you set the security alarm? With a smart house, you could immediately stop worrying with a quick glance at your smartphone or tablet.
You can connect all your appliances with your devices in a number of different ways. There are some popular home automation protocols like Z-Wave, Zigbee, KNX, and Control4. To choose the best one for your home you need to be sure what do you want to do. They all have some advantages and disadvantages, so it really depends on your needs. If you want to know more about that, you can read basic buyer’s guide for automated house.
If you’re still not sure what is a smart home, here is a video example of smart house technology in action:
If you want to know more, you can read basic buyer’s guide for automated house.