Smart home makes use of technologies to make life easier for you. You can use your Smartphone, for instance, to control your home lighting, air conditioning, fridge, microwave, heating system and even windows and doors. To go a step further, automation makes it easy to control all your domestic devices and, importantly, use AI to save energy. For instance, so long as you are in a room the lights and AC will stay switched on but when you leave and do not return after a preset time then the lights and AC will switch off. Similarly, you could have smart security devices that will recognize people registered with the system and raise an alarm should a stranger enter the premises. Your AC, heating system and humidifier system could be programmed to provide a perfectly comfortable internal ambience. Lights could be brightened or dimmed according to the activity you are engaged in. You can program in advance when the microwave should switch on and switch off. You can use your Smartphone to remotely monitor your house and control devices such as switching on the AC ten minutes or so before you will return home.
We do not directly provide any Smart Home services. We are a service platform and bring together users and service providers. We are involved to the extent of providing an information platform so that you know how to choose a service provider and we are engaged to provide assurance of integrity of services and to see you get a fair deal, you can browse categories or search for specific smart home service providers. You can get in touch with them, talk with them, ask for a quote and initiate the process of supply and installation. We vet each service provider and provide their details on our site so you know clearly what to expect.
Smart home automation is an umbrella term. For example, you can decide to go with lighting automation. This is one part of it. In such instance your service provider could possibly change the switches and provide a device with sensors and programming facility so that lighting can be switched off or output level adjusted automatically. You can “smarten” up your air conditioner for automatic adjustment of temperature to provide right comfort level or let you use your Smartphone to control it. You can have voice controlled smart home systems. Then there are smart systems with a centralized control unit and Smartphone app connectivity to control and program virtually all devices and appliances in your home including doors, windows, curtains and even the garden sprinklers.
Smart Homes are an ‘in’ thing now. Most people in the U.S are looking to convert their ordinary home into a smart home and that involves an installation of a wide variety of smart home systems that run on automation and advanced digital engineering. The average cost of smart home services is around $5, 000 to $9, 000 for a house of 5 rooms including the plugs, lights, cameras, locks and thermostat. In most cases, people will pay around $1, 000 for each room when they are converting the room to a ‘smart’ room. When professional smart home service providers are installing the system for you the per-hour service charge they’ll ask for is between $80 and $100.
Smart homes make use of different technologies. At a basic level you could have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth control or infrared control of devices. Such systems could then be enhanced with microprocessor controls leading to a degree of programmability and automation. Then you could have smart homes with sensors linked to appliances for even better automation and control. Complex systems may use IoT technology, artificial intelligence, voice controls, microprocessors and Smartphone apps to give you complete automation and lots of features such as voice control remote switching of devices and even adjustments of each. You could use your app to set lighting level and even color. You can use the app to set time duration and temperature of the oven. You could control the air conditioner in a similar way. Smart homes may have a centralized unit with Wi-Fi for internals and internet for external monitoring and control. The possibilities are immense. We would suggest that you first study different types of systems and extent of sophistication before you put down money for one.