Your Pathway To Smarter Homes With IoT And Mobile Technology
“I fear the day technology will surpass our human interactions.” –Albert Einstein
It’s true the mobile in our pocket does everything for us from connecting with the closed ones to entertaining to the shopping. This is the reason people spend most of their time with smartphones instead of family, friends, and colleagues. Apart from making the lives easier, the smart technology and smart devices have made humans so smart that even the effort of pushing the button is not required. Humans just speak and the voice interface in the apps accomplishes the things.
With ubiquitous mobility, every object on the planet is also getting connected through the internet of things. It implies just like people communicate, the objects also sense, speak and communicate in an ordered way. The people across the globe are warmly embracing the smart products in their houses.
“The one in 10 households in the U.S., U.K., and Australia have smart-home products and systems,” according to Gartner research.
The smart home using IoT technology is gaining the grounds, but all homeowners are not quick to adopt the smart products in their house because they are too sophisticated.
According to Homeowner survey, “The 54 percent of the homeowners think that smart home products are too complicated to understand and set up.”
The reason for ignoring and getting afraid of the smart solutions in the home is configuring the devices and making them run involves a lot of complexity. Besides, the separate app to control and monitor every smart device is cumbersome. In this manner, instead of making people inside the home more productive and healthier, smart solutions confuse them.
That’s the reason 88% of the homeowners prefer the different smart devices should work together automatically, and there must be a single app to control every smart device in their home.
This is feasible when the smart devices in the home are connected using the internet connection using IoT technology and inform the homeowner on a single mobile interface.
Let’s see how the unmatched combination of the two- IoT technology and mobile technology helps in creating the smart home that homeowners really want:
Home automation becomes simple
Installing the separate smart devices in the home mean all the devices are working independently. Although they are effective in making the lives easier with automated functioning, the independent functioning won’t allow all the devices to perform to the notch.
For instance, the smart AC and smart bulbs automatically get switched off when the user is away from the home with motion sensors, but in the event, the user forgot to inform the smart kettle to not make a coffee in the morning at 6:00 A.M, the kettle will make the coffee. Here, the user has to open the smart kettle app to fix the things.
When all the appliances are connected with IoT and can be managed through a single mobile app, the motion sensors in the smart AC and smart bulb automatically communicates the smart kettle that the homeowner is not in the house thereby Kettle won’t brew the hot coffee. Also, the user can check the status of all the appliances from a single interface.
Remote access and control
The complicated network of wires or using multiple apps often becomes an intimidating factor for installing smart devices in the house. The smart homes created on the grounds of mobile and IoT replaces the complexity with a high degree of convenience. The users just cannot control and manage the appliances using their voice when they are in the house, while outside as well.
The mobile in the user’s hand is like an Aladdin’s genie that every one of us wants. The app fulfills all the wishes of the users as they order and end the reliance on the third person to finish the things that they forgot. Even, many times, the appliances perform endless things even without users’ order.
For instance, you have turned on the microwave oven to get preheated before you reach the home. The same thing is communicated by microwave to smart AC which gets switched on to maintain the temperature before the user come back to the home. When the user unlocks the door while parking the car via mobile, the favorite music automatically starts playing.
Conserving energy to make abode eco-ambient
Making the home energy-efficient and significantly cut down the energy bills are the main goals of the smart home that’s possible by installing the smart thermostats. The smart thermostat learns the schedules of light and temperature preferences of the users and then either adjust the light and temperature according to environmental conditions or suggest the best settings for the day.
But, the comfort that old-fashioned thermostat offered is not efficient in energy savings because of it auto-adjust the temperature based on the room in which thermostat is installed. Conclusively, the temperature cannot be adjusted precisely in all the rooms.
Here, connecting the smart thermostat with other appliances via IoT works with advanced intelligence because post-connection, the thermostat consider all the activity sensors embedded in other appliances and the temperature of other rooms in order to precisely maintain the temperature and deliver efficient energy saving.
The new watchdog that’s safe as houses
Protecting the home from intrusion, or unfortunate fire is a major concern for the homeowners especially when they are sleeping or away from the house. Well, the security alarms are designed to detect the presence of any human figure, fire, or smoke in the house and notify the same to the homeowner instantly. But, no action is initiated other than informing about the mishappening.
The IoT app connects all the devices, which means just after informing the user about the fire in the home, the door, and windows get automatically opened and the call is placed on 112 for the help. Also, every member of the home can see the position of other members with respect to the location of the fire, which helps them in knowing whether everyone is safe or not.
When the motion of anything is detected in the home, the users are immediately informed, doors get locked and when it’s confirmed by the user through a surveillance camera, a call is placed on 911 for the police. From the security perspective, it’s a proactive solution to keep the home safe, secured and protected.
Summing it up
“The global smart building market is expected to skyrocket to $27.43 billion by 2021.” - MarketsandMarkets research.
The surge in the smart home demand is due to the growing interest of people in reducing the carbon footprint and security system, adding comfort and convenience to their lives and streamlining the routine in a reduced amount of time, and government initiatives to encourage smart home construction.
The state-of-the-art IoT technology and mobility are the pre-requisite for a full-fledged a smart home solution that’s together making the smart homes smarter in a real sense. That’s what the people want, especially Millennials are taking the charge. Let’s get ready to build a smart home that steps in with the latest lifestyle and technology.