Imagine the convenience of being able to manage all your home devices from one device, getting valuable insights on their use, and increasing the efficiency of your appliances. Smart home automation can enhance the comfort, convenience, security, and energy efficiency of your home.
What is home automation?
Smart home automation is the electronic management and control of your household utilities, activities, and appliances. It is done via the internet through a networked system of communication, hardware, and electronic devices and mobile applications.
One of the most important components of a home automation system is the controller, which can be a voice-controlled virtual assistant like the ones listed below:
Developed by Amazon, the Alexa is a virtual assistant that is used in the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show devices.
Developed by Google, the Assistant is used in Google Home smart speakers and Android smartphones.
Developed by Apple, Siri is the virtual assistant that is used in Apple products. The HomeKit is a smart system to control all your devices from one place.
It’s best to compare and research before you buy so here’s a list of the best smart home automation devices:
This is a Bluetooth-enabled speaker that uses Alexa as its voice assistant. If you already have a speaker from another brand, you can still add Alexa functionality to it by connecting the Echo Dot to it. The Echo Show when connected to the speaker provides touch screen functionality as well, allowing you to make video calls and see search results.
Google Home and Google Home Mini are smart personal assistants that let you do everything from searching the internet to controlling your smart home devices. It can be connected with Android smartphones for easier integration of tasks.
This is a home automation hub that supports a variety of protocols ranging from Bluetooth to Lutron and Thread. Helps you manage a wide variety of smart home products through the free Wink app.
The Samsung hub is compatible with a wide range of devices. It works through an internet-connected router. It is compatible with iOS 8 and above, Android 4.0 and above, and Windows Phone 8.1 or above.
A Wi-Fi-enabled controller that can control up to 4 devices without SIM card required. It also has a weekly and daily scheduling facility. Allows you to control your home appliances from anywhere in the world.
Smart TVs in India come from a wide range of leading brands ranging from Sony Bravia to Panasonic and LG to Mi. With smart TVs, you can easily connect your favorite streaming apps to enjoy shows and movies on a larger screen. You can also connect your gaming devices and cast photos and videos from your smartphone onto the screen.
Smart home automation systems are designed with an intuitive interface that makes it easier to install and use. Here are the basic steps to installing a home automation system yourself:
Smart home technology works on a variety of technologies, ranging from Wi-Fi to Z-Wave & Zigbee.
You can enhance your home security with a wide range of gadgets that work well with your home automation system. Some of these are:
Smart home automation apps make the management of your home appliances and devices easier, faster, and more secure. Here are the top apps in this category:
Managing and securing your home is now easier than ever with these home automation devices and apps that make everything from entertaining to navigation seamless and hassle-free.
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