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What is a smart home? A-Z things you need to know

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As technology develops, smart homes will also appear more. However, not everyone is capable of knowing it. If you have researched about smart home, you must also see that smart home is a product of the industrial revolution 4.0. And with an apartment, what will you need to make a smart home (Smarthome).

1. So what is a smart home?

Smart home
Smart home

A smart  home (home automation, domotics, smart home or Intellihome) is a type of house in which electrical and electronic equipment is installed that can be controlled or automated or semi-automatic. Replace humans in performing one or several management and control operations. This electronic system communicates with the user through an indoor electronic board, a mobile phone app, a tablet or a web interface. (According to Wikipedia)

Thanks to the application of technologies such as infrared, smart phones, IoT, cloud technology… Smart homes can automatically help you do housework. For smart investors, they always appreciate a home that can be automated.

When you make a smart home , you are using technology to make life more comfortable. They will reduce your workload. Help you have more time to relax, not make you lazy.

In a smart home or Smarthome , every place will be controlled by electronic devices. They will use their own communication methods to understand each other such as: Bluetooth, infrared, ultrasonic waves, Wifi, etc. And the controller will be you through the phone or voice.

2. Cost of making a smart home (Smarthome)

If before, Smart home was just a product in movies. Like Iron Man‘s house or super luxury houses. Now you can also do the same but with a much cheaper cost. But the modern function is no less than Iron Man’s house.

It’s surprising, isn’t it?

As most of it depends on your needs. If you want more context, modern functions, the number of products and the price will obviously increase as well. For beginners can use simple products such as motion sensors , switches intelligent , Intelligent Light , Speaker smart … When familiar then you can expand into a smart home right quality.

Check out the finished home samples at Smart HomeKit.

3. Functions of Smart home

Using technology in your home, you can control and see what’s going on in your home. Even when you are not there using your smartphone, tablet or sometimes computer. For example, if you have small children at home, you can see all their activities.

3.1.Energy saving

Smart home saves energy because now there is no need to burn money by forgetting to turn off the air conditioner when you go to work. By keeping an eye on your heating, water, and electricity, there’s very little chance of overpaying your electric bill.

Save energy with Sensibo Sky air conditioner control

3.2. Smart lighting for the whole house

Smart lighting system is always a special and most popular highlight when using Smart Home. Smart lighting will help you a lot in life, for example:

  • Turn on/off the power right from your phone no matter where you are on vacation
  • Timer, schedule operation for the lights in the house. And you won’t have to go and turn on each light when it gets dark or turn them off every morning. Let them work on their own
  • Control lights by voice with virtual assistants. With just one statement from you, all the lights in your house are turned on or increased and decreased as desired easily.
  • Combine with other smart accessories. Opening the door is the light that automatically turns on or turns on when someone passes through the corridor areas….All is possible with only smart sensors. This is the point that only smart lighting devices can do.

In addition, you can immerse yourself in an endless source of light from videos, movies, games, etc. Using 16 million color smart bulbs from Philips Hue. Smart bulb allows you to control remotely, using time up to 25,000 hours. You can learn more about the benefits of Smart home in the article below.

3.3. Ensure security for the whole house

Use smart cameras and security devices to protect your home. High-quality cameras usually connect directly to your phone. We provide people with the same quality camera products on the market.

Unlike common cameras, smart cameras have built-in motion sensors, giving clear images in full HD up to 1080p. Clear infrared night sensor, can be used wirelessly, resistant to water and high temperature. In addition, you can also use the Smart Doorbells with surveillance cameras from Google and Ring. These are all the world’s leading brands in security smart doorbells.

3.4. Automatic curtain system

The control system for curtains  , windows, and doors is always integrated in a smart home. With this control system, you just need to sit in place and still be able to easily control the washing curtain system, rolling door … through a touch of your hand. At the same time, you can also set up a scenario for the curtains such as lowering at 9pm and opening at 6am the next morning. Or control the curtain opening by voice with smart speaker.

3.5. Control smart home by voice

Smart home also has a very special function that is Voice Control. This is a very special function that many people love because they allow homeowners to control and control all devices in the family with their own voice.

With just one device with a virtual assistant you can control everything in your home. No matter where you are, whether you are on a business trip, on vacation, etc. The most popular today are virtual assistants Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa.

3.6. Smart air conditioner

Your home air conditioning system can all be smarter without complicated installation or remodeling. With just one wireless infrared device, you can control the air conditioner from your phone.

These devices are very diverse, their functions are also very useful such as:

  • When you are not at home, you still control Turn on / off the air conditioner, fan through your phone.
  • Check status and temperature of air conditioners in real time remotely
  • Automatically turn on the air conditioner when the temperature is high or increase the temperature when it is cold with temperature sensors.
  • Self-learning function: learn the remote controller if it is not available
  • Voice control with Google Assistant and Alexa, Siri

These smart air conditioner control devices you can easily find such as: Broadlink, Tuya. Sensibo Sky….

4. Some outstanding smart devices at Smart HomeKit

Are you ready to refresh your home? Contact Smart HomeKit now or visit the Store to make your home more PERFECT.

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