Shopwise smart home automation seamlessly integrate security systems, refrigerators, televisions, dishwashers, and other electronics and appliances, centrally and/or remotely controlled from a single device. With more devices becoming connected to wireless technologies (the Internet of Things), the features of our smart home automation include:
- Automated door locks and security systems: these can be controlled with a smartphone to other electronic device;
- Temperature and ventilation controls;
- Energy consumption monitoring devices;
- Entertainment systems;
- Smart lighting systems;
- Smart appliances;
- Vehicle detection systems; and
- Plant and pet monitoring systems.
- Room-to-room video and audio communication
- Notifications sent by the home to a user’s smartphone or other device in case of a particular occurrence (a break-in ,fire for example).
The first smart device was the ECHO IV, with the capability to turn home appliances on and off and control home temperatures.
Home automation technologies began to be built into luxury dwellings decades ago. Disney’s 1999 film, Smart House, provided mainstream audiences with a sense of the possibilities, but the first smart home models and devices began to hit the consumer market in the early 2000s, with the proliferation of the Internet and related technologies a decade earlier.
BENEFITS OF SMART HOMES
While convenience, is a compelling feature, the automation of simple tasks saves us time – time that could be spent on our families, our careers, or other passions, which is a strong selling proposition. Smart homes also have the potential to be greener and cheaper: water and energy-monitoring tools, and programs to optimize energy consumption, could impel us to lower our water and energy usage, which could, in turn, lower our bills and reduce our carbon footprint.
Automation and centralized control have serious benefits for family caregivers. By integrating home healthcare equipment, such as monitoring and diagnostic tools, smart homes could simplify the caregiving process for the hundreds of millions of adults worldwide who care for an elderly, ailing, or infirm parent or relative. For example, a smart home might allow you to monitor the movements of a relative suffering from dementia.