Smart home technology
The ins and outs of smart homes and smart buildings.
Smart home technology, also often referred to as home automation or domotics (from the Latin “domus” meaning home), provides homeowners security, comfort, convenience and energy efficiency by allowing them to control smart devices, often by a smart home app on their smartphone or other networked device. A part of the internet of things (IoT), smart home systems and devices often operate together, sharing consumer usage data among themselves and automating actions based on the homeowners’ preferences.
This wonderful article covers how smart homes and smart buildings, once a pipe dream, came to life; the platforms available; examples of smart building technologies and the pros and cons of building automation.