“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke
IoT-based smart home automation is one such technology that has reimagined the way people live and go about their daily activities. Until a few years ago, home automation and smart voice assistants were only limited to sci-fi movies and the affluent. The automation systems were difficult to install, taking a long time for commissioning and their capabilities were also limited. But now, with the advancement of technology and the introduction of IoT-based automation systems, building a smart home is more affordable and simpler than ever.
With a simple search on the Internet, you can choose the smart devices that you need and work for you and start building your Smart Home. No breaking of walls or costly renovations are required in making your home a Smarter and Connected Home:
“Hey Siri, how to Build a Smart Home?”
Voice control of home devices is possible with AI-enabled virtual assistants. The popular voice assistants are Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana, and Samsung Bixby. As the Smart home industry is fragmented and products are not Interoperable across the ecosystems, choosing the smart voice assistant that matches your requirement is the first step.
The smart assistants enable control of the connected appliances using voice commands.
You can ask assistants to turn on lights, open window coverings, activate the security system, or switch on the Air Conditioner on your way back from work. Apple, Google, Amazon, and Samsung have launched music speakers with their AI voice assistants embedded in them to support their smart home platforms. The smart speakers act as a hub for smart devices, allowing control of all compatible devices.
Apple HomeKit is by far the most advanced smart home ecosystem. It comes with seamless integration of all compatible devices, works on the local wireless network, and has high data security. In terms of data security and privacy, Apple sweeps away all the competition. The data from smart home devices (even security camera recordings) is encrypted and stored on your iCloud account without access to any third-party individual or company. There aren’t many connected devices that work with Siri but quality products are being added to the list all the time. Apple also provides complete integration of smart home devices across the Apple ecosystem; the smart home devices can be accessed from iPhone to Macbook, Apple Watch to Apple TV, AirPods to HomePod.
Apple HomeKit provides a very holistic experience that is unparalleled to other smart home ecosystems.
Besides Siri, Alexa is a widely used smart home assistant. Alexa is built into the Echo range of smart speakers and displays. It is currently the most popular smart home assistant, mainly due to its wide range of compatible devices. Amazon Echo devices are affordable and come in several variants, including one with a full-sized display.
Google Assistant powers the Google Home platform, another major contender to be your smart home ecosystem of choice. Google Home brings the users, a complete Google Search experience that is unmatched by other smart home assistants. It is proven to be the most accurate voice assistant in terms of understanding and answering queries. Google Home smart speakers support a host of smart devices and come in three different variants: Google Home, Google Home Mini and Google Nest Hub.
Wozart is India’s only smart home automation solution that works with Apple Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa.
Smart Switch Controllers:
With smart switch controllers, you can make your ordinary electrical appliances into smart appliances in minutes. Pretty cool right? The Smart switch controllers sit behind the existing switchboard and allow control of appliances and lights using smart gadgets such as phones, speakers, televisions, laptops, and refrigerators. They can be used to turn appliances on/off, and control fan speed and light brightness. With modular design, the Wozart Switch Controllers provide the needed flexibility to match your needs.
Retrofit and can be installed in existing and new homes without any wiring changes.
Simple and quick to install. Make your home smart within 15 minutes.
Schedule your devices to turn on/off automatically at pre-fixed times.
Geo-location-based automation reduces energy wastage.
Supports all major smart home ecosystems: Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomeKit, and Samsung SmartThings.
Control and monitor your home from anywhere in the world using all your smart gadgets.
The right lighting accentuates the look of a home and also improves the well-being of the residents. With human-centric and adaptive lighting, you can set the ambience of the room to match your mood and make sure the space is well-lit, with no reflected glare or dark areas. The Wozart LED Orchestrator allows you to control your lights conveniently. Just with a single tap on your smartphone or a simple voice command, you can choose from 16 million colors and shades of white to set the perfect ambience for your room. Dress up your home for an awesome house party or a movie night with simple voice commands.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if your window blinds open every morning, waking you up to the morning Sun? The Wozart Motor Controller allows you to open or close your curtains and blinds automatically at a certain time of the day using Scheduling. The Wozart Curtain Controller is easy to set up and can automate any motorized curtain. Control your curtains or blinds using simple voice commands or with a tap on the mobile. Combine smart curtains with smart lighting, and you can create amazing scenes for every moment.
Smart plugs turn ordinary outlets into smart outlets. Smart Plugs are plug-and-play devices. All you need to do is plug it into an electrical outlet and configure it on the mobile app, voila! You will now be able to control the connected appliance from your smartphone or using voice commands.
Using the Wozart Smart Plug, you can access your ACs, Geysers, and Kitchen Chimneys from your smartphone and automate them to turn on or off to your preference. You can schedule the devices to turn on when required and configure them to turn off after a pre-set time delay to cut down the electricity consumption by turning off the appliances when not in use and reducing energy bills.
Smart home devices make your life easier, more convenient, and secure and reduce energy bills. These five smart home devices are a good starting point for building a smart home or turning an existing home into a smart one. Wozart devices are integrated with all the major smart home ecosystems, including native support for Apple HomeKit and connect directly to your home Wi-Fi and do not require an additional hub, thus reducing the costs. With features such as Voice Control, Remote Access, Guest Access, Scheduling, Geo-Aware, Sensors-based triggers, and Scene Control, the possibilities are endless with Wozart.