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What is smart home technology

What is Smart Home Technology?

Smart home technology also referred to as home automation which provides security, comfort, convenience, and efficiency by allowing people to control smart devices by only a cellphone smart home app or other networked devices such as voice control assistants like Alexa, Google Home, and so on. As part of the Internet of things (IoT), smart home systems and devices usually run together, sharing consumer usage data between each other and automatically performing operations according to the preferences of the homeowner.

Smart home devices refer to the general term of basic home facilities installed with communication technology, which can achieve a certain degree of automation or remote control. Smart home devices include the following:

Washing machine, refrigerator, garage door opener, and other electrical appliances
Home entertainment system
Family safety system

In recent years, companies including Amazon, Apple, and Google have released their own smart home products and domotics platforms, including Amazon Echo, Apple HomeKit, and Google Home.

Examples of smart home technologies

Almost every aspect of technology entering home space (light bulb, dishwasher, etc.) saw the introduction of smart home substitutes:

Smart TVs that connect to the internet to on-demand video and music via applications. Now some smart TVs also can recognize voice and gesture.

Smart home lighting systems which not only provide lighting function, it also can offer DIY scene mode for various situations. You can turn on/off the LUMIMAN Alexa smart light bulbs whether you are at home or away through app. LUMIMAN smart rgbcw light bulb timer function enables smart led light bulb power on and off automatically. Time setting for sunset/sunrise available.

With smart locks and garage door openers, users can grant or deny access to visitors. Smart locks can also detect when residents approach and unlock doors for them.

With the help of smart home cameras, residents can monitor their houses no matter when they go out. Smart motion sensors can also identify differences between residents, visitors, pets, and thieves, and inform authorities if suspicious behavior is detected.

Pet care can be automated with connected feeders. Houseplants and lawns can be watered by way of connected timers.

Kitchen appliances of all sorts are available, including smart coffee makers that can brew you a fresh cup as soon as your alarm goes off; smart refrigerators that keep track of expiration dates, make shopping lists or even create recipes based on ingredients currently on hand; slower cookers and toasters; and, in the laundry room, washing machines and dryers.

The smart refrigerator, which can track the expiration date, make shopping lists, and even create recipes based on current ingredients; slower cookers and toasters; and laundry rooms, washing machines, and dryers.

Household system monitors may, for example, sense an electric surge and turn off appliances or sense water failures or freezing pipes and turn off the water so there isn't a flood in your basement.

Home system monitor may help sense a surge and turn off electrical appliances, or sense a water fault or freeze pipes and turn off the water, so as to avoid flooding in the basement.

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