Smart Home

Any Device in your home that uses electricity can be put on your home network and at your command. Whether you give that command by voice, remote control tablet or smartphone, the home theater and entertainment, and thermostat regulation. The idea of a smart home might make you think of George Jetson and his futuristic abode or maybe Bill Gates, who spent more than $100 million building his smart home. Once a draw for the tech-savvy or the wealthy, smart homes and home automation are becoming more common.

– Kitchen application of all sorts are available, including smart coffee makes 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 on ingredients currently on hand; slower cookers and toasters; and in the laundry room.

– Using smart locks and garage-door openers, users can grant or deny access to visitors. Smart lock can also detect when residents are near and unlock the doors for them.

– In addition to being able to be controlled remotely and customized, smart lighting system, such as Hue from Philips Lighting Holding B.V., can detect when occupants are in the room and adjust lighting as needed. Smart light bulbs can also regulate themselves based on daylight availability.

– With smart security cameras, residents can monitor their homes when they are away or on vacation. Smart motion sensors are also able to identify the difference between residents, visitors, pets and burglars, & can notify authorities if suspicious behavior is detected.

– Smart TVs connect to the internet to access content through applications, such as on-demand video and music. Some smart TVs also include voice or gesture recognition.