Smart home and its main advantages

When talking about a “smart home”, they mean systems for controlling individual elements of the house using computer technology. Human participation is completely excluded or limited.

Of course, at the present stage, smart home systems are not what they are used to seeing in science fiction films. The owner independently decides to what extent it is worth trusting artificial intelligence. And he still has the ability to disable the system at any time. Below we will discuss the advantages of a “smart home”.

Unified Control Center

The system consists of several groups of elements:

controllers or gadgets that control engineering systems and set parameters;
actuators or mechanical devices that provide the execution of commands (actuators, switches, valves, etc.);
sensors – devices that read information from the external environment.

They don’t take up much space. The amount of resources spent on their operation is also minimal.

“Smart home” is able to simultaneously manage several engineering systems at the same time. It is enough for the owner of the house to enter data through one tablet or PC to get the desired result. The system-controlled sphere can expand over time at the request of the owner

An increased level of security

The entrance to the house is controlled by the system, here are some examples:

a maid or plumbers can enter the house at the agreed time;
control over children is provided: when they leave the house or return to it;
there are additional restrictions on access to individual premises, for example, to the personal account;
tracking the vital signs of residents, which is important in the case of older people.

If a failure occurs in the life support systems (fire, flooding), an immediate notification is made. “Smart home” is also responsible for monitoring the surrounding area with the help of cameras and sensors.

The owner of the house and the emergency services are notified when attempts of illegal entry are made.

Increasing the level of comfort

There is an automatic control of temperature and humidity, switching between modes during the absence of residents, when the temperature changes on the street.

Modern technologies allow you to create a different microclimate in individual rooms, depending on the preferences of residents.

The computer, monitoring the lighting, also adjusts its levels (contrast, brightness) taking into account the time of day or the weather outside the window (the sun is shining brightly or it is cloudy there).

The waste of energy on cooking or washing is minimized, the computer can even control the animal feeder.

Saving resources

Successful design contributes to significant savings in resources and costs. Studies show that the cost reduction is between 20% and 30%. The risk of accidents is also reduced by 60-70%, and the process of calling emergency services if something happens is also accelerated.

Thus, the cost of a variety of sensors, “smart lamps”, computer programs are a profitable investment.