Let’s Imagine that you’re returning home after a hot, sweaty day at work. Just a few distances from home, you switch on a few lights and the air conditioner through the phone. You arrive and enter a well-lighted home with the temperature already adjusted. Wouldn’t you also rather use the phone to start the washing machine and get the laundry done by the time you are home? And in the meantime maybe even get the coffee brewing, and the garden watered? So our hope is endless, and the Smart Home is pleasantly welcomed.
IoT sensors it’s increased need to operate, monitor, and centralize control of these IoT sensors, the need for real-time analytics, connected assets, and security of machines have so many LED to widespread of Smart Homes and IoT device management technologies.
As per the survey estimated that by 2025, 20% of households across the globe will be Smart Homes. The total Smart Home market is worth $24 bn. Though the major chunk of the growth is from end-user-facing applications, there is a need for IoT platforms to build a complete ecosystem connecting operators and enterprise networks. The smartness needs to increase beyond the home and that’s the reason why data needs to flow seamlessly from tablet at home to the car, phone, cloud, and beyond. Smart Homes are the starting point to a Smart life, and this fact proves the need for robust IoT home management platforms.
The smart home of the future is connected, aware and highly-advanced Correction, that is the home of today well, if you desire to make it so.
Believe it or not, the technology needed to overhaul your entire residence and make it highly efficient and super convenient exists. From smart locks and smart video doorbells to motion-activated lights and advanced voice assistants, it’s all available.
Few Examples of smart home technologies:
Nearly every aspect of life where technology has entered the domestic space has seen the introduction of a smart home alternative:
- Smart TVs connect to the internet to access content via apps, such as on-demand video and music. smart TVs also include voice or gesture recognition.
- In addition to being able to be controlled remotely and customized, smart lighting systems Smart light bulbs can also regulate themselves based on daylight availability.
- We integrated Wi-Fi, allowing users to schedule, monitor and remotely control home temperatures. So that smart device learns homeowners’ behaviours and automatically change settings to provide residents with maximum comfort and efficiency. Smart thermostats can also report energy use and remind users to change filters, also other settings can be changed.
- In smart locks and door openers, users can grant or deny access to visitors. Smart locks can also detect when someone is near and unlock the doors for them.
- With smart security cameras, the owner can monitor their homes when they are away or on vacation. Smart motion sensors are also able to identify the difference between residents, visitors, burglars, pets and can notify authorities if suspicious behaviour is detected.
- Pet care can be automated with connected feeders. Houseplants and lawns can be watered by way of connected timers.
- Kitchen appliances of all sorts are available, including smart coffee makers that can brew you a fresh cup as soon as your alarm goes off; smart refrigerators that keep track of expiration dates, make shopping lists or even create recipes based as per required, slower cookers and toasters, laundry room, washing machines and dryers etc.
- Household system monitors may, for example, since an electric surge and turn off appliances or sense water failures or freezing pipes and turn off the water so there isn’t a flood in your basement.
Applications of IoT Based Home Automation
Home automation has been projected to target wide array applications for the new digital consumer. There are so many other areas where the client can expect to see home automation led IoT-enabled connectivity are:
- Lighting control
- Home air quality and water quality monitoring
- Lawn/Gardening management
- Natural Language-based voice assistants
- Smart Home Appliances
- Improved Home safety and security
- AI-driven digital experiences
- Smart Energy Meters
- Smart Switches
- Smart Locks
We familiar with home automation applications, let’s have a detailed look at what components are involved in building a typical home automation prototype.
IoT: Home Automation Components
We have talked about them before, but let’s clearly separate our components that will finally help you build a realistic model of what major components are involved in building a smart home. The major components can be broken into:
- IoT sensors
- IoT gateways
- IoT protocols
- IoT firmware
- IoT cloud and databases
IoT sensors involved in home automation as well as hundreds of home automation gateways as well. If we consider mostly firmware is either written in C, Node.js, Python or any other programming language.