How Smart Home Works
Nowadays we use the terms Smart Home, Connected Home or Home automation to describe an internal brain (network )in our house bringing together all of our devices and appliances allowing them to interact with each other and with ourselves.
The devices and appliances can be pre-programmed to act exactly the way we want them and when we want them.
Internet of Things
There was a joke among IT professionals that soon even a toaster will be on the Internet. How far is it from reality today? Try to imagine all devices in our life being able to connect to the Internet and communicate to each other.
Not just computers and smartphones, but everything: clocks, garage doors, speakers, appliances, you name it. And what if they could all communicate and take your commands? It’s not science fiction, it’s the “Internet of Things” (IoT), and it’s becoming a key component to home automation.
We are all concerned about privacy and security, especially since we are heavily using all kinds of wireless devices, be it a smart phone or [...]