IoT home automation – Smart homes and Internet of Things
Let’s first take a closer look at IoT. ‘Internet of Things’ is an umbrella term used for all technologies that enable the connection of a device to the Internet. Voila!
Such systems depend on the collection of data and the data is then used for controlling, monitoring and possibly transferring information to other devices via the Internet. This allows specific actions to be automatically activated whenever certain situations arise. In a simple example, consider a smart light bulb. The bulb can be programmed to automatically turn off based on the time. It might also send a notification to the user on the same.
Now apply the same concept to the entire home and all the devices present. That is a smart home powered by IoT. Instead of manually going up to the device and taking action, those actions can be taken at the press of a button. These days, most smart IoT home automation devices allow you to control them via an app or even via voice commands through Alexa, Siri and Google of course.
Now imagine if you did not even need to undertake such actions. In other words, the smart home will know when to take certain actions and automatically take them. This is where the future of home automation and IoT lies.