Futurists have been predicting the rise of the intelligent home for decades now, but it’s only within the last 10 years that this technology has started to come of age. With the mainstream adoption of mobile devices, smart home technologies are beginning to have an impact on every aspect of daily life. Be it security, entertainment or management, there are more opportunities than ever to build and implement smart home systems into your daily routine.
Intelligence at home
In a world where information is at our fingertips, we want our homes to be intelligent too. We believe that technology should work for us and we want to spend less time thinking about how to control it. That’s why nearly all new homes in North America now come with a smart home system that you can use from your phone or tablet.
What does an intelligent home look like?
An intelligent home is one that is adapted to your needs and lifestyle. It’s a place where you can walk in and know exactly what to do, whether it be turning on the music or getting dinner ready. The home will also learn your routines, such as when you need coffee in the morning or when it’s time for bed. This takes a lot of work from many different people – designers, engineers, programmers – but it pays off in the end with a more personalized living experience.
Sensor-based solutions for smarter homes
In order to make a home smarter, sensors need to be in place that can monitor and take care of various tasks. For example, temperature sensors can detect when an appliance is malfunctioning and alert the homeowner.
Integrating connected devices into your lifestyle
As we continue to search for ways to simplify our lives, it’s clear that intelligent homes will be a key component in this evolution. With a connected home, you can keep an eye on your property from anywhere with a live feed of your property or even have someone watch your house while you’re away on vacation.
If you’re not quite ready to commit to an entire smart home, there are many other ways to get started with some of these features.
Top three sensors for your smart home
– Motion Sensors
– Temperature Sensors
– Door and Window Sensors