What is Smart Home & why you need to turn your home to a Smart Home

Smart Home Automation enables you to control, monitor and automate any function of a house—lighting, temperature control, Audio Video, security, window and door operations, or any other task of necessity or comfort performed by a home's resident. Various control systems are utilised in building automation to increase living and comfort quality.

Smart Home solutions of today are no more a luxury but a need. With just a tap of a button or a simple voice command on an array of devices: Laptops, Tablets, Phones, Watches, Speakers or Televisions you can control any part of your home.

Till a few years back, people had difficulty integrating different automation systems or devices due to platform fragmentation or lack of technical standards, but now with the advent of HomeKit and the likes, the Industry is moving to a stable and common platform wherein the devices from different manufacturers and using different networking protocols are seamlessly integrated and functioning in conjunction with one another.

Devices within the home automation system connect and communicate with each other over a local wired or wireless network. The entire home automation system usually requires system management software, installation of device/appliance controllers, motion and temperature sensors and other components. Domestic activities can then be monitored or controlled with the touch of a button.

From just about any location in the world, users can adjust the temperatures in certain rooms, open the door for a guest, or check on their pets and babies.

An emerging important feature of a smart home is the conservation of the earth's limited resources. More and more people are becoming aware of the ability to make their homes truly smart — and green — by utilising home controllers integrated with all home sub-systems to increase savings by controlling lighting, window coverings, HVAC, irrigation and by monitoring usage.

Many home controllers have built-in monitoring systems whereby they calculate and log usage by all connected devices, giving the homeowner heightened awareness and the knowledge to make changes as necessary. These systems can even be accessed over the Internet from anywhere in the world so the homeowner can adjust consumption anytime, anywhere. Some of the common features available through these platforms may include fire and carbon monoxide monitoring, remote lighting control, thermostat control, appliance control, and real-time text and email alerts. Homeowners can save on energy bills by reducing the length of time that lights stay on or lowering the temperature when they have left a room.

Installation of smart products gives the home and its occupant's various benefits, the same benefits that technology and personal computing have brought to us over the past 30 years — convenience, security and savings of time, money and energy.

With retrofit solutions, like Wozart even the existing appliances and homes can be connected to the internet and made smart. Home automation systems are becoming more and more affordable. Not only are prices decreasing, but operating systems are less complex so that users can readily master all the controls associated with their safety and security devices.