Smart home technology is a collective term for information and communication technology used in houses, where the mutiple components are communicating via a local network through technology such as ZigBee, Zwave, Wifi, KNX, EIB, X10 and so on. It is widely used to monitor, warn and alarm, regulate condition and carry out directive ordered by users. Smart home technology also makes item have automatic communication with the surroundings to have linkage and joint performance via the Internet.
Smart home technology can bring you a totally different experience and convenience than does conventional home devices and appliances, because of wire or wireless high-tech base. Traditional home products are signle and secluded, cannot be controlled by a controlling device, thus people should operate them manually as well as at the scene. However, smart home technology allows one center terminal to control your home appliance remotely. Even you are thousands of miles away, smart home can also give you a positive support to help you regulate house conditions. For example when friends visit your house but you are absent, you can use your cellphone or tablet PC to open your door lock remotely.
Smart homes technology can not only offer you great convenient living standard but also support to build a safer and secure house condition. Smart home contains fields of security protection items, such as camera, smoke detector, IR motion detector, etc. Good physical protection is guaranteed in smart home so as to help you no longer to worry about any hidden security risks. Therefore, your family members can enjoy a high-caliber lifestyle.
Sensor is used to monitor and measure activities in the surroundings. It can collect surrounding data in the house. For example, temperature and humidity, light, sounds, movement, gas, air, smoke, water and so on. These sensors work as body capillary to sense change and transmitter data to center controller.
Controllers make choices based on programmed rules and occurrences. Controller can change the scene condition manually or automatically. They turn on or off one or more items to reach a satisfactory effect users’ needed. For instance, smart switch can be turn on by itself or user and smart curtain can also be opened when ambient light outside is enough strong.