‘Smart homes’ were once considered futuristic but now are common in India’s real estate market. With the help of a smartphone app, you can now regulate the lighting in a smart apartment and set timers for water geysers. Several new residential projects also incorporate devices where you can control all appliances with a single remote. Smart home buyers and investors, however, are frequently misled because the information is limited and they lack knowledge. Home buyers must know what makes their home a smart home and if it makes sense to spend a premium on features they may or may not use.
What is a smart home? Know in detail!
Smart homes are homes that have devices, such as lighting and heating systems, that can be remotely managed, monitored, and controlled via the internet. A smart home, also known as home automation, provides homeowners with comfort, energy efficiency, and convenience simultaneously, since they can use smart home apps or other networked devices to control the installed smart devices. IoT (Internet of Things) is one of the components of smart home automation systems, which collect usage data from consumers to operate together and automate actions based on the preferences of the homeowner.
What all you can get in a Smart Home?
Connected appliances are at the heart of a smart home. Since Wi-Fi networks are connected to devices, it is easy to control them. Almost all of these devices contain software that records user preferences and tracks habits. Speakers that detect the type of music you like, or smart mattresses that adjust to your back or smart mirrors can pinpoint health problems or sensors in toilets that scan waste before flushing to check for potential health issues.
What all amenities can be enjoyed in a smart home?
The following are some of the amenities you can expect from a digitized home if you invest in smart home projects:
- Lighting, security, entertainment, and thermostat control are a few of the appliances that use home automation.
- Showers, geysers, switches, and controls in the bathroom and toilet allow urine and stool samples to be collected and evaluated to monitor health.
- There are smart air-conditioners (ACs), curtains, plugs, ceiling fans, smart lockers, etc. in the bedrooms. You can keep the temperature at the perfect level for comfortable sleeping here by synchronizing your AC and fan.
- Rooftop sensors monitoring overhead tanks can send updates about water levels and other information.
- A smart refrigerator, washing machine, toaster, soap dispenser, etc. are included in many modern kitchens. When kitchen fumes are detected, exhausts can begin working.
- An Internet-connected front door that will display a live video feed or smartphone app when the doorbell is rung.
- IoT sensors will be integrated into smart TVs, tube lights, lamps, air purifiers, and speakers to enable them to be controlled through voice commands, or respond to human presence.
Automating the home in India with smart technologies is now possible and maximum builders are coming up with such segments delivering modern and smart homes.