By: Kevin Williams
Categories: Cool Tech
The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting all of our possessions to make them send and receive data. The result is a degree of measurement and control over our lives that we’ve never experienced before. This especially applies to our homes – soon all of our home’s systems, utilities, and appliances will be connected and controllable from our devices with smart home technology.
However, Smart Home tech is still in the nascent stages of consumer adoption. Most people aren’t aware of the benefits of this technology or the impact it can have on their lifestyles. Here are some of the benefits of smart home tech, in addition to showing off how cool it is to your friends and family, of course:
Smart Home tech will allow you to control virtually every device and appliance in your home from your smart phone or tablet. This will enable you to make your home as comfortable as possible without wasting any energy.
For example, in a Smart Home, you can make your lights turn on when you enter a room and turn off when you leave. You can schedule your air conditioning or heating to turn off when you leave every morning and to turn back on just as you arrive home from work. You can also monitor your energy usage for your outlets and switches, and devote only as much electricity to each of them as you need to minimize waste.
Entertainment is another area where you’ll benefit from Smart Home tech. You’ll have speakers that connect to the internet to play music on demand, play audiobooks, update you on the weather, and even let you make purchases online with voice commands. Your television will be connected to the cloud wirelessly to stream all of your movies and shows on demand.
Your home will remain secure with cameras and alarms that send alerts to your phone if an intruder has entered the premises. You’ll also have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that alert you if an emergency situation is taking place. You can even program them to call the police or fire department as well.
Smart Home tech will enable you to store electricity from the utility company so that you can use it later when you need it the most. The system will integrate with most alternative energy sources such as solar power. It will also power electric vehicles. Energy savings, convenience, safety, and outage prevention will be bundled into a single product and service delivery program.
In the not-too-distant future, we will live in Smart Homes that we control through our phones and tablets. The interconnected world is inherently smarter because of the data it makes available to us. The more information we have, the better choices we can make and the more powerful we become.