What is it?
A smart home is a house or similar facility where appliances and devices can be controlled remotely from anywhere with an internet connection.
The devices in a smart home are interconnected and can be controlled from a central point – such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or games console. Door locks, televisions, thermostats, home monitors, cameras, lights, and appliances such as refrigerators can all be controlled through a home automation system. The system is installed on a mobile phone or other networked device, and the user can create schedules for certain changes to take effect.
Smart home appliances have self-learning capabilities so they can learn the homeowner’s schedules and make adjustments as needed. Smart homes with lighting controls allow homeowners to reduce electricity consumption and benefit from energy-related cost savings. Some home automation systems alert the homeowner if movement is detected in the home while they are away, while others can call the police or fire department in the event of a dangerous situation.