Smart Home Technology
Smart Home Technology uses devices such as linking sensors, features and other appliances connected to the Internet of things (IoT) that can be remotely monitored, controlled or accessed and provide services that respond to the needs of the users. It stands for Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology.
First, let’s define what we mean by smart devices versus smart systems.
A smart system is the overarching command center that controls your individual products -- think, Alexa or Google Assistant. Essentially, a smart system is what you speak to when you want something to happen.
A smart device, on the other hand, is an individual product that reports back to that system -- think, Amazon Echo, Philips Hue lightbulbs, Light Switches or a Smart TV.
So as you're researching integrations, you should also consider any smart devices you already have that might be compatible or incompatible with the system. Today, most good smart home systems are powered by state-of-the art technology and offer a long list of third-party integration possibilities. For example, Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant connect to smart thermostats like Nest of Ecobee4 -- not just thermostats made by their own companies.
If your devices all connect well together, work well, and are easy to use, your smart home experiences will run much more smoothly.
Along with any home security device, you should also consider a Smart thermostat, which are the next evolution of heating and cooling control in your home. They build upon the basic temperature setting, scheduling and digital interface options of non-programmable and programmable thermostats with a variety of added features.
Some of these features include improved energy efficiency and feedback, remote programming, geofencing, learning and alerts. Once these Smart Thermostats are synced up with a Wi-Fi router, you will have remote access from a computer or via an app, all from the comfort and convenience of a smartphone or tablet virtually anywhere you can access the web.
The future of comfort control is now - no matter where you are, a Wi-Fi thermostat keeps you connected to your home with control in the palm of your hand.