What are the advantages and possibilities of a smart home?

New gadgets that are constantly appearing help to make home management more accessible and convenient, so homes that use a lot of innovative technology are called "smart." How do intelligent home systems work, and how do they make a homeowner's life easier? Let's take a look at the main benefits.

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An intelligent home combines a series of sensors and devices that form a single system and allows you to control and configure them from smartphones, tablets, computers or built-in touch panels. An essential element of the system is the control center, which provides communication with all devices, receives and processes data from them and later sends it to the homeowner on his mobile application. Usually, a smart home control center allows you to connect a large number of devices.

What are the key elements of a smart home?

• climate control (allows you to control the warm floor, lighting, as well as heating);

• security (it includes alarms, all motion and opening sensors and video surveillance cameras that transmit information to the owner's mobile device);

• lighting (allows you to turn on or off the light conveniently, and change its brightness and color);

• multimedia control system (a person can set the TV to turn off at a specific time or switch tracks on the audio player using voice);

• intelligent control of household appliances (you can set washing at a selected time or program the coffee machine to turn on at 9 o'clock in the morning).


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Pros and cons of the system

An intelligent home effectively optimizes, facilitates and automates people's daily activities. 

The advantages of such a system include the following: 

• Remote switching on or off of home appliances. Manufacturers of smart devices develop unique software that, after being installed on the user's smartphone, allows you to control the intelligent device even when you are away from home.

• Voice control. Now you can turn the lights on and off without getting up from the sofa. If you need to turn off the multicooker or want to make a cup of coffee, you can do it without unnecessary movements.

• Automatic system update. All smart devices in the home are equipped with Wi-Fi modules, so they will update automatically and do not require additional maintenance.

• Avoidance of emergencies. If an unexpected gas, water leak, or fire breaks out in the house, the system will immediately alert you. You will receive a corresponding message on your smartphone.

The main disadvantage of a wise house is the relatively high cost of devices and sensors and the complexity of their installation. However, if you turn to proven and experienced professionals who constantly do this work, the result will satisfy you.

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Technologies that make life easier

One of the functions of a smart home is an electronic smart lock that works without keys. The remote opening and closing are available on the owner's smartphone. He can lock his house even if he is at work. 

In addition, such a lock can be unlocked using a fingerprint or by entering a pin code. Using the SL function, the homeowner will always know who unlocked and locked the door and when. You can also configure the device to open the door automatically when it receives data (via Bluetooth) about the owner's approach to the house. Pretty handy. Also, the smart lock will protect your property in case of illegal entry into the home - the system will instantly notify law enforcement authorities.

An equally important element of the security of your home can be an intelligent video surveillance camera. Recently, a camera was released that can show the user real-time all the events in his house and easily recognize human voices and faces. You will create a base of regular visitors to your home using a smart camera. The device will store their faces in memory and will be able to analyze who exactly is in front of it - a family member, one of the owner's friends or a stranger.

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Smart home heating and cooling

The system can automatically maintain the room's temperature set by the user and allows you to change it from anywhere. Also, innovative heating will automatically turn on heaters or air conditioners before the return of the residents of the house.

Similar systems include weather-dependent heating control. In this case, not only room temperature sensors work, but also outdoor temperature sensors. There are also "warm floor" and "warm wall" subsystems. Even in hot weather, they can be effective by realizing the cooling function.

This solution can be even more effective if the house owner prefers more complex heating-cooling systems. They allow not only to manage and optimize the heating, air conditioning and hot water supply systems but also to regulate of ventilation, humidification and dehumidification of the air.

Such a ventilation system allows you to set up exhaust ventilation in certain rooms and supply ventilation in others. This way, you will ensure an excellent balance of fresh air throughout the house. Where a constant supply of fresh air is needed (in bedrooms, children's rooms, and offices), you can turn on supply ventilation. And in the living room, fresh air will be provided by supply and exhaust ventilation.

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Gadgets for health and cleanliness

Now let's look at some other smart gadgets that will come in handy for every owner or hostess.

The smart air humidifier can be connected directly to the water supply and does not need regular filling. You can control such a device from an application on a smartphone. 

The water tester will constantly measure the level of cleanliness and the presence of foreign particles for every millimetre of water. The smart trash will automatically open the lid when you approach it, pack the trash bag, and remind you to take out the garbage.

An electronic thermometer with an intuitive display is waterproof and can switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit scales. It also allows you to keep records of body temperature measurements.

Cleaning robots can easily reach hard-to-reach places under low furniture, don't tip over, and even move upstairs using a gravity sensor. You can create a cleaning route through a special application.

A smart dishwasher works when the owner is not at home, doing its job quietly and efficiently. And the smoke detector sends a message to the user's phone if it detects smoke, carbon monoxide or poor air quality in the home. 

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