Possibilities of networking, providers and costs
The possibilities of networking are almost unlimited and extend not only to the pure living area, but e.g. B. also on outdoor areas such as gardens. The most important areas include lighting and heating control, the automation of security measures and increased comfort in home entertainment.
In concrete terms, home automation can be used in everyday life, e.g. B. look like this: In the morning, the smart home wakes up its residents with soft, slowly dimming lighting in their favorite color. While the roller shutters are automatically being raised, the coffee machine in the kitchen is starting to work and the music system is playing songs that are individually tailored to its owner. If the Smart Home residents set off for work or school after breakfast, the heating thermostats automatically lower the temperature to save energy and costs. In addition, the electronic door lock automatically locks the front door and a networked camera is activated at the desired time. Does it recognize movements, e.g. B. by delivery services, the cam automatically sends live images to its user. They can then use the integrated intercom function to give instructions on how to deposit their parcels or even open the door for visitors using an app when they are out and about.
Meanwhile, a robotic lawnmower and an irrigation computer take care of the garden maintenance. At the same time, a vacuum robot with wiping mode tackles the house cleaning and the clever WLAN washing machine simply doses the required amount of detergent itself.
Most modern cleaning robots are app or voice controllable
So that unauthorized persons do not even approach the house, smart lamps simulate the presence of their owners by alternatingly switching them on and off. However, if an attempted break-in occurs and is detected by the window/door sensors or a motion detector, a loud alarm sounds automatically. In addition, the owners of the system are notified immediately via the app and, thanks to live images, can quickly decide whether to call the police or switch off the alarm remotely in the event of a false alarm.
If the occupants are on their way home, the smart home recognizes this via geofencing mode and ensures that the temperature is increased to the desired value in good time. Geofencing means that users define a virtual area around the home and smart devices automatically react to whether users approach or move away from the area.
At the end of the day, the voice control of the music system, television and lighting enables maximum comfort.
Voice control of Alexa speakers is child's play even for small users