One thing that has become very clear in the 21st century is that Science isn’t taking a halt. Humans have developed every possible sector of life. From health to transportation and industries everything is mind-blowingly revolutionized. No sector remains untouched from its impact. These days you will hear about things and researches in progress that are overwhelmingly beyond comprehension. At first it look impossible to mind because it further consist of details too intricate for a common mind to perceive. One such trending technology is the smart homes tech.
What are smart homes?
Smart homes are such homes that provide its owner with facilities, security, energy efficiency and primarily convenience with control of the whole home appliances. Did you ever imagine a day when you will be on your way home from office and you will be out there in the scorching sun and need to optimize your home temperature before entering? Or light the whole home up with just a single touch? Or play music in any room without needing to go to your iPod? And all that in your smart phone. Well the day is near, remotely controlling your home appliances will soon become a reality. Aside from these there are many smart products that will become part of smart homes. Installation of such products in your home will give its occupants various benefits.
What amenities a smart home has for you?
Here are a list of technologies that have become part of home automation already so far:
Additional things you need to know:
A smart home essentially need all devices to be connected to a single Wi-Fi network
There are various protocols competing these days, each protocol is a language, a language that is used to communicate with all the connected devices to instruct them to perform their functions. C-Bus, EnOcean and KNX are some common examples of such protocols.
The main challenge that remains is the involvement of many companies. There are thousands of vendors competing in this field but very few worldwide accepted industry standards, that’s why this field is heavily fragmented. Each vendor is having a separate app and device which hinders in the interconnectivity into a single system. The platform disintegration pose a difficulty in the formation of consistent technology ecosystem. The recent involvement of bigger and experienced companies such as Google, amazon and apple can be optimistic.
The Wi-Fi network is susceptible to hacking and malware attacks so that area too needs extensive research.