Smart home benefits

The term smart-home refers to devices, i.e. a network of devices that are interconnected and can be controlled from a smart device such as a smartphone.

The goal of the smart-home system is to make everyday life more practical and efficient by automating various functions. Most often, these are essential functions of the property such as lighting, heating and cooling, and security-related systems. The biggest advantage of the smart-home system is the possibility of remote control. In most cases, users use the system to:
  • Turning the air conditioner and heating system on and off 30-60 minutes before arriving at the home.
  • Checking the home using a system of surveillance cameras installed in the property (eg "did I turn off the iron") which we can then "correct" via the smart socket.
A very desirable "side effect" is the saving of electricity.

The sensor and voice control system is a great advantage for people with disabilities who, with the smart-home system, can make it easier for them to move around their home and use various devices and household appliances. More advanced options of the smart-home system occur when several devices in the property are connected so that a certain device is turned on or off by the reaction of one sensor. We see a very common example of this in various vacation homes, where sensors are installed on the windows, and the air conditioners are turned off when the window is opened.

Additional options are light intensity adjustments depending on the period of the day, turning on heating and cooling by smart thermostat commands, opening and closing curtains and blinds, and various fire or flood alarm systems inside or outside the property.

Smart-home systems offer a number of advantages that can make living in a property easier, safer and more efficient.