Smart Home

A smart home is a technology that allows to manage and automate household systems, such as lights, doors, thermostats, security alarms, and other connected equipment from a distance.

What Is a Smart Home?

A smart home employs one or more internet-connected gadgets to allow you to operate and monitor your house from another room – or even another country.

Smart home technology may even allow you to automate things like feeding your cat and watering the plants every day, even if you’re on vacation, with just a smartphone or tablet, fairly dependable devices that we always find in our pockets. While you’re at work, you may check on your new pups or double-check if you turned off the air conditioner in your room.

This technology can also monitor and offer intelligent solutions based on your behavior. If you are away from home, for example, a smart home can monitor the temperature and heat up/cool down the space as soon as it falls outside of its predefined range. In the cab returning from the airport, a smart home will allow you to turn up the heat in your room.

A smart home’s technology is designed to make our lives easier. This may include a smart fridge that keeps track of your groceries and commodities, such as toilet paper, and orders more on your behalf from an online supermarket, or a smart fridge that makes meal recommendations based on the contents in your fridge. In reality, the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) is limitless.

Another major advantage of smart homes is that they might possibly reduce your utility bills by constantly monitoring your heating, water, and power usage.

Smart home technology can also help to protect the most vulnerable members of our society. If an older person forgets to take their medicines, falls down, or stops following their typical schedule, some smart gadgets can send out an alarm.

How Does Blockchain Technology Contribute Towards Smart Homes?

The security concerns associated with IoT and smart devices are quite popular, and although average consumers may not be concerned about them, businesses, governments, and any other institution take these issues quite seriously. By enclosing the client command in a smart contract, blockchain technology can alleviate the security challenges that come with a single point of access.
A hacker has no way of knowing which client the message would be sent to, and even if they find a way to intercept the signed transaction, they can only cause a denial of service by stopping the message from reaching the blockchain client. Everything that is mined is synchronized throughout the network’s numerous nodes.

Examples of Smart Home Technology

The following are the most popular smart home options currently available.

Smart Speakers: Smart speakers are capable of much more than just playing music. They can do things like searching the internet, telling you the weather, debriefing you on the news, operating as a personal assistant, and acting as a central control point for your whole smart home system. You can manage practically every part of your house with only your voice if you have the correct smart speakers. Alexa can tell you who is at the front door, Siri can turn off the light you left on upstairs, and Google Assistant can dial down the heat. If you want to utilize your smart speaker as a home automation hub, make sure the devices you purchase are compatible with your speaker, since not all of them are.

Smart TVs: Whether you have cable or not, smart TVs are excellent because they allow you to view pretty much whatever you want, whenever you want. In most cases, a smart TV refers to the television itself, however in this situation, it refers to all IoT video streaming devices. 

When it comes to video streaming, there are a plethora of possibilities these days. You may acquire a smart TV that streams Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and other services directly from the device, or you can get a system that connects to your regular TV. 

Smart Thermostats: Smart thermostats allow you to monitor your HVAC system from anywhere. You may even put them on a schedule to avoid wasting electricity when no one is home. Some smart thermostats offer a sensor option that alters the temperature automatically whenever required.