What are smart home systems?
Smart home systems refer to a variety of different and overlapping electrical and wireless systems that will allow a smart home or smart house to function as a complete combined unit.
To understand the nature of systems it is essential to understand the basis of what an intelligent home is and the various technologies that support it.
The idea of a smart home has been around for a long time, in fact, in many ways, it is one of the oldest science fiction dreams about to come true.
The typical scenario that shows the potential of a smart home usually involves someone driving home from work in their smart car.
When they approach your home, your smart car communicates with your garage, and your garage doors open automatically as they arrive.
In addition, when you get home, your smart car will connect to your home, your lights will automatically turn on inside the house, your heating will turn on, and also your appropriate cooking utensils, such as the oven waiting to cook dinner.
Another scenario includes the delivery of groceries at the exact moment they arrive home. This has happened because that smart refrigerator has realized that they are running out of certain items, has automatically contacted their local grocery store, which has assembled the items and automatically delivered them to their home. The grocery store knows when to deliver them by accessing the drivers’ online calendar and calculating the exact point at which they will be home.
In addition, the grocery store will automatically charge the amount of groceries to the drivers’ credit card, which they take into account, and the credit card amount will be automatically debited from the drivers’ bank account through an online banking service.
A few years ago, this scenario or these scenarios seemed implausible.
Today they are about to become a reality for anyone who wants them.
Literally billions of devices are being equipped with sensors that will allow them to connect to each other wirelessly over the Internet, a scenario commonly known as the Internet of Things.
Smart home systems tend to be the various types of systems that would be used within an intelligent home, such as an alarm system, a security system, a lighting control system, an audio system, a technology system and perhaps even a complete smart phone system.
In addition, it will have to be an intelligent home management system both to coordinate all these activities and to be able to manage them in case any of them do not work.
At the moment it is anticipated that the systems will be controlled through an application or applications via someone’s smartphone, but it could well change in the future.