What is a smart home?
A smart home generally refers to a home that has been set up to automate various tasks. This can range from controlling lights to opening and closing windows based on temperature and rainfall. The equipment required depends on how SMART you want your home to be. At a minimum you will need a controller which will send out commands to the smary devices you are controlling and then you will need receivers that can control the lights, appliances, etc. Some of the current systems work via your house electric wiring,others work wirelessly, and others require their own wiring. You can also have a smart home thst responds to voice commands.
SMART HOME is the term commonly used to define a residence that has appliances, lighting, heating, air conditioning, TVs, computers, entertainment, audio and video systems, security, and camera systems that are capable of communicating with one another and can be controlled remotely by a time schedule, from any room in the house, as well as remotely from any location in the world via the internet.
Why have a smart home?
Installation of smart products give the home and its occupants various benefits – the benefits of convenience, saving of time, money and energy.
Most homes do not have these smart appliances and systems built into them, therefore the most common and affordable approach is for the home owner to install these smart home devices into their finished home. The system can grow to adjust to changing family needs as time goes on.
Woodstock Electronics offer smart devices that are all user friendly and were crested with the needs of the users in mind, and are usually customized to the exact needs of the user. Our software offerings are homeowner friendly and can be installed on any existing PCs.
An emerging feature of a smart home is conservation of the earths limited resources for sustainable development which is the major millennium goal. More and more people are becoming aware of the ability to make their homes truly smart – and green – by utilizing smart home controllers integrated with all home sub-systems to increase energy saving y controlling lighting, window coverings, irrigation and by monitoring the general usage of energy all which Woodstock Electronics provide.
Many smart home controllers have built-in monitoring systems whereby they calculate and log usage by all connected devices, giving the home owner heightened awareness and the knowledge to make changes as deemed necessary. These systems can even be accessed over the internet from anywhere in the world so the smart home owner can adjust energy consumption anytime, anywhere and at convenience.