What is Smart Home Automation?
Smart home automation allows homeowners to control devices and systems in their home using a mobile device anywhere in the world.
Smart home automation allows homeowners to control devices and systems in their home using a mobile device anywhere in the world. This connection is made possible through a central hub or "gateway". The smart hub is a device with software that allows devices on a home automation network to connect to each other. By connecting to WiFi and Bluetooth, the smart hub can sync to mobile devices, enabling control from remote locations. This means that while you're away, you can control multiple functions of your home. For example, you may leave the house and forget to turn off all the lights. Instead of traveling back home - especially for long commutes - or leaving your lights on until your arrival - which could be hours later - you can turn off your lights using an app on your mobile device no matter where you are. This not only helps you save energy but also saves you lots of time and frustration.
There are three main components of a smart home automation system:
- Sensors: Sensors monitor changes in daylight, temperature, and motion detection. Automation sensors allow you to set your desired temperature at certain times of the day and choose when to activate and deactivate lights. Sensors will make these changes for you automatically.
- Controllers: These are the mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smartphones) and personal computers that send and receive messages about the status and the status of automated features in your home.
- Actuators: These may be light switches or motors that control the mechanisms of a home automation system.