Right now, it’s more of a joke than a reality. For whatever reason, even with an iPhone or a tablet in our hands, we don’t realize the fact that one day, shortly we will all be living in a smart home. Yes, for a while, it will probably be like accepting our first iPod, we will need a teenager to teach us how to open the garage door so we can get to work.
It doesn’t matter if he lives in a gated community, overlooking the valley, or on the middle floor of a low-income apartment complex, he will live in a smart home. People who live in an apartment complex can experience smart home life sooner than a home in the suburbs. Apartment owners have an additional incentive.
What a good tool it will be for the apartment owner to be able to visualize the energy required to operate the complex! The data that a smart apartment will provide can go a long way toward identifying energy waste and energy overuse. Just the added control over energy usage time has the potential to save thousands of kilowatts.
Don’t you know the Salmons are having a hard time climbing the fishing ladder at the hydroelectric dam?
It is not just about saving energy.
Smart Home is not just about saving the salmon; it is also about the safety and conveniences that technology offers. How about this? You walk through the front door and the stereo starts playing your favorite music, the curtains open, and the desk comes to life showing your Facebook page.
The touch screen monitor on the wall indicates that everything is fine because you’re Smart Home has analyzed your security settings, your power settings, your appliance settings, the weather, and your nighttime schedule. You have your dinner menu and your shopping list because you know exactly what is in your refrigerator.
It’s easy when you are away from home, your phone takes care of your home, when you are at home, you’re Smart Home takes care of you. Is magic? No, it’s about communication and home automation.
The smart home will enter everyone’s life thanks to home security. Home security and home automation will complement each other. Not everyone is willing to pay the price of Smart Home technology for the privilege of turning off the oven while sitting in line at the barbershop, but a lot of people will pay the bill knowing that the garage sale trailer has just finished. break. into his garage and slipped in his new $ 1,200 barbecue.
By the time he gets home, the creep will be behind bars and the barbecue will be on the sheriff’s list of items for the charity auction.
The smart home can make your dishwasher talk to your smart meter, but it can also have cameras, motion detectors, heat sensors, timers, and automatic locks.
Anything that uses electricity can be put on your home network and under your digital control. The technology will verify your wishes and resulting commands and evaluate them for energy conservation.
Stop by the clothes dryer on your way home and hit the start button. You take the cell phone out of your pocket and activate the screen. The phone reminds you that if you turn on the clothes dryer now, you will pay 19 cents per kilowatt-hour to dry your clothes. But, if you wait until after 10:30 p.m., you can dry your clothes for 10 cents per kilowatt-hour.
By waiting until after 10:30 AM, you save money and the power company saves money by not having to spend money producing more power to meet peak demand at 5:30 PM.
The sun rises and begins to heat the large window on the south side of the house. Since your home is already warm enough, Smart Home closes the curtains and then notifies you that the curtains have been closed. The solar heat gain has been reduced and the air conditioner remains idle.