Smart homes are labeled “smart” because they empower you to do more things with the limited time you have.
Controlling key aspects of your house, from anywhere, enables you to manage your household with more convenience than ever.
Why wait if you can manage things on the spot?
Have you ever entered your house only to find that the temperature was too hot, or too cold? Or maybe a delivery reached home, but no one was there to open the door? These situations occur to all of us, sometimes on a weekly basis.
Stop waiting to do things until you reach home. Manage things NOW.
Smart homes allow you to remotely control some parts of your home. You can modify the AC temperature, check what the kids are up to in their rooms, even water your garden – from wherever you are.
Want something even more seamless?
Smart homes are becoming smart enough to understand your needs, such as the level of cooling you prefer inside the house, or what time you like to have your morning coffee. Technology is making such homes truly smart so that they can manage and respond autonomously.
Having a smart device is great. But what happens when you have a smart TV, smart lights, and motion sensors spread across your home and you need to handle them all at once?
Managing multiple smart devices can be challenging.
Centralized control is the solution.
A smart hub is a central control unit that coordinates with all smart devices together. It controls all connected devices through one interface; You only have to use one app to manage them all. In other words, without a Wi-Fi router you cannot have a wireless connection. Similarly and in most cases, without a smart hub, you cannot control your smart devices.
Virtual voice assistants work in tandem with smart hubs to validate your voice commands and take action accordingly. Great examples are Amazon Echo powered by Alexa, Samsung HUB powered by SmartThings, Apple HomeKit powered by Siri and Google Nest Hub powered by Google Assistant.
Also called voice-activated assistants, virtual assistants have gained strong popularity in the past few years thanks to their ability to understand voice commands through speech recognition.
Busy with dishes and you need to turn the music down fast?
Just ask your virtual assistant to do so. Voice assistants are great examples of Natural Language Process (NLP) technology in practice. Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri are some of the most famous voice recognition software that apply NLP. Such devices relay your commands to smart hubs.
As technology continues to evolve, home assistants will be able to more than understand what we want. They can be powered by Machine Learning (ML) technology.
ML would enable these smart devices to automate many processes we perform until now. Think of your voice assistant being able to automatically start playing your favorite TV show every night, or having the cleaning robot hoover your room every day before you come back home from work.
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