Home automation systems used to be available only to techno-geeks with a lot of spare money. Today, smart devices connected to the Internet of Things enable you to closely monitor and interact with your home:
✓ Smart sensors: These devices can learn and adapt to your family’s lifestyle and save energy by reducing consumption when the house is empty or everyone is sleeping.
✓ Smart appliances: In addition to refrigerators that can monitor food freshness, other appliances could monitor time-of-day pricing so that they run when utility rates are lowest. Some appliances can also access recipes directly to help you cook dinner!
✓ Intelligent lighting: Some LED-based lighting systems can turn themselves off when no one’s in the room, and can also be remotely controlled over the Internet via your smartphone. You know that feeling when you’re not sure you turned off a light before you left? Well, now you can just check your phone to find out.