Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), we have witnessed technological advances we could’ve never thought of. Smart homes are one of many examples.
A smart home is a residency whose devices connect to an Internet network. This allows the homeowners to monitor and manage the appliances and systems like heating and lighting. From robot vacuums to electric window openers, the possibilities are endless.
Are you wondering what the key features of a smart home are? Then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take a look at six important devices of a smart home.
Smart Coffee Machine
You’ve woken up from a restful night of sleep. You are too comfortable in bed to get up – luckily, you don’t have to. Your body is asking for that first cup of coffee in the morning.
You ask out loud your coffee machine to pour a double espresso for you and lie in bed for a few more minutes. Shortly after, you smell a delicious, tasty coffee. You’re ready to start the day in the best possible way.
Smart Music Player
Although you want to get up and drink your espresso, you need some music to get off with the right foot. You kindly ask Alexa to play your favorite song and get ready while you rub your eyes and stretch.
Smart Electric Window Openers
Now you’re ready to get some daylight in. If your house owns smart electric window openers, all you have to do is ask through voice to open up the blinds or windows.
You can open them just enough to get sunlight in without damaging your eyes, or you might as well open them all the way to warm the room while you have breakfast.
As you head to your kitchen or living room, you ask the smart lights to light up the room you’re about to enter. You can decide the intensity of the LEDs.
Do you feel it is too much when you are just awake? Ask to reduce the intensity. Do you need more light to start the day? Do the opposite.
Smart Robot Vacuums
Maybe you drop part of your breakfast or spill coffee on your way. It’s okay, as your robot vacuum or other cleaning devices like Ecovacs will fix your mess.
You can ask your robot vacuum to do the hard work while getting ready for work. The robots will clean up the rooms until you command them to stop (or, you know, they run out of battery).
Smart Security System
We are all familiar with security systems already. But the Internet of Things takes them to the next level.
We know that security systems will set off an alarm whenever an intruder comes in. That will give you time to react, call the police, and do whatever is necessary.
But smart homes can do more. The security systems can let you know when your kids get home or if there’s a leak in your basement. The software is powerful enough to do all of this.
Smart homes are quite an advance in the technology world. We don’t know what the future holds, but we can hope for more development and innovation. There will come a day when the Internet of Things is almost everywhere, and who knows what will be capable of then?