An Introduction to Smart Homes

Smart homes have been all the rage lately in the technology sector, but what exactly is it about? Smart home systems allow you more complete control over your home. Things like turning the lights on and off and setting the thermostat, are much easier with a smart home system. So, how do they work? What exactly can you do with them?

Internet Controlled

The first thing you need to know about a smart home system is that it uses your home Wi-Fi to connect to the internet and translate your commands. The computing power in these devices is not enough to interpret human language, but it can record it, send the command off to a remote server, and wait for a response. This is the case in more advanced units which usually act as a central hub to connect all of your devices. Other devices still connect to the internet so that you can control them remotely with the use of your phone or web browser.

Energy Savings

Since you can control your electronics remotely, this allows you to adjust your thermostat remotely or have it preprogrammed to shut off during the day then resume at a certain time a few hours before you get home to cool your house down again. By not wasting energy, keeping your home cool during the day when you are at work you will reduce your energy usage substantially. You can also control smart lights remotely, so if you forget to turn the lights off you are still able to once you are at the office.

Smart home technology is constantly evolving. This is just a couple of advantages of smart home technology and how it can be used. Different technology giants are constantly evolving their smart home devices and buying out start ups that are developing new technologies as well, so expect to see many more smart home technologies showing up in the near future. Contact Instinct Electrical today & experience the benefits of a “Smart Home”.