What is Smart Home Technology?
What if all the Smart Home Automation Devices in your life could connect to the internet?
Not just computers and smartphones, but everything: clocks, speakers, lights, doorbells,
cameras, windows, window blinds, hot water heaters, appliances, cooking utensils, you name it.
what if those Smart Home Automation Devices could all communicate, send you information, and
take your commands? It’s not science fiction; it’s the Internet of Things (IoT), and it’s a key component
Home automation is exactly what it sounds like: automating the ability to control items around the house—from
window shades to pet feeders—with a simple push of a button (or a voice command).
Some activities, like setting up a lamp to turn on and off at your whim, are simple and relatively inexpensive.
Others, like advanced surveillance cameras, may require a more serious investment of time and money.
Some home automation
Putting in a wireless home automation system with features such as smart lighting, climate control, and security
can cost several thousand dollars, making it very cost-friendly.
Hardwired systems, on the other hand, are considered more reliable and are typically more difficult to hack.
A hardwired system can increase the resale value of a home.
But there is a drawback—it’s fairly expensive. Installing a luxury and hardwired smart system can cost
homeowners tens of thousands of dollars.
There are many smart home product categories, so you can control everything from lights and temperature
to locks and home security devices.
They also happen to make fantastic gifts, whether you’re shopping for the holidays or buying a housewarming
present. Here’s a rundown of the best products we’ve tested for every room of the house.