Smart homes link independent pieces of hardware and technology, allowing them to be controlled through a central software. Apps allow things to be adjusted by voice, a touch screen, or sensors in a room.
More and more home appliances are becoming smart, and soon everything in a house will be smart, maybe even genius!
Imagine coming home and your door unlocks automatically because your smartphone is in your pocket. No more digging around in your pocket for your keys when your hands are full. Once you’re inside, the lights come on automatically and your latest favorite musical playlist starts playing over your speakers.
You have set up your home so a voice-activated virtual assistant serves as your universal remote — controlling your home-security system, lights, temperature, blinds, TV, multiple speakers throughout the home, and so on. There’s no more worrying whether you left the lights or the stove on, or the front door unlocked; you can check remotely from your smartphone.
In the morning, your coffee is ready by the time you get out of bed. If you want, a morning traffic and weather report can automatically play through your speakers, advising you when to head out to make it on time. And, if the mail carrier tries to deliver a package while you’re out, you can use your smart doorbell to tell them where to securely leave it.
This future that was promised us is here. All this technology already exists and can be purchased and installed to make your life easier.