Ever wonder what the internet of things (IOT) is? How does it make your home more modernized? IOT gives your home equipment and devices the ability to communicate and operate in sync with each other, turning them into what is often called ‘smart’ devices. Imagine a smart house with smart lighting, smart thermostats, smart security systems, and smart window treatments. You could set up your devices so that when the sun goes down, your smart window treatments lower, your smart lightning turns on, and your thermostat turns on the heat during a cold night. The possibilities are endless.
Internet of things
This is when a sensor, software or components that can access the internet is integrated to home or office appliances. These gives the devices a certain level of digital intelligence enabling them to communicate real-time data without human interference. This makes our homes more responsive and smarter hence achieving home automation. Your home equipment can now make decisions on their own thus:
- Saving you time and energy.
- Improving the quality of your life.
1. Smart security systems
This security system allows you to check if your windows and doors are properly locked and if not, it allows you to lock them remotely. If you are not at home, this system gives you a piece of mind knowing your house is safe since you can monitor it from anywhere.
2. Automated thermostat
It finds out the optimal conditions for living then controls the temperature of your home. You can set it to turn off when you leave and on when you enter.
3. Smart window treatments
Sometimes it can be difficult to reach the curtains and close and open them. Make it convenient by getting smart shades, curtains and blinds that can be controlled remotely or by using voice command. Smart blinds are cordless hence safer for kids and pets preventing risks of strangulation.
Smart window treatment ensures your home is comfortable. If you have integrated it with the thermostat, your blinds will be able to open and close depending on the temperature. This technology can also ensure that as the smart shades closes, the smart lights turn on. It is amazing how you can use your voice to control your devices if you are busy with chores or can’t find your smartphone. You will need Alexa voice control device and an app to interact virtually with an assistant to control your devices.
4. Smart lighting
This saves you the hassle of having to get up every time to turn off the lights. This technology enables you to control your lights through voice command or smartphone. Once the sensors are triggered, the lights automatically turn on. This is energy efficient and environmentally-friendly.
IOT technology allows your smart bathroom to measure the exact amount of water you need and provides an apt temperature for the water.
Internet of things technology is a convenient and comfortable way to do certain tasks easily. Home automation is getting very popular as people are rushing to make their homes smart. It is a really awesome experience that transforms your lifestyle. You can use IOT to modernize your home by using it in your security systems, window treatment, lighting, automated thermostat, and bathroom. You can control your equipment remotely or through voice commands like Alexa.