Smart Home Technology – Capabilities and Progress

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Smart home technology is a growing market with new advances happening virtually every day.

Utilizing such home technology resources results in a more cost efficient and energy efficient home – an environmentally green choice that also helps keep money in your pocket.

Today’s technology features remote control devices, information systems that can be linked to your smart phone, iPad or laptop, sensors that not only prevent intrusion, but can control heat, lighting, air conditioning, and so much more. You’ll find homeowner energy savings and cost reduction are yours with ease.

Smart home systems today are often linked with security systems. They can manage temperature controls, lighting, and monitor security camera footage. In addition to activating alarm systems or viewing security camera footage, smart home controls can turn on the hall light and turn down the heat.

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However, in the near future, such smart systems will most likely come installed directly in homes, and designed to handle a wide range of functions from heat and air conditioning, security, and lighting to more sophisticated home controls such as turning on appliances like ovens or sprinklers, drawing blinds or opening them, running washing machines or dryers. Homeowners will be able to access these controls on line and through smart phones whenever there’s an Internet connection, making home life accessible at their fingertips.

Energy savings are a big bonus to the convenience that a smart home’s remote control access can offer. A smart home thermostat can provide energy efficient home design, controlling temperature settings based on outdoor temperature, time of day and time of year, rainy or sunny days. Homeowners can also regulate energy usage based on whether they’re at home or away, preventing even the possibility of entering a chilly home after a winter’s day at work, or a sizzling interior in the summer after returning from a vacation. No more coming home to a dark house, either.

Future smart home technology will allow homeowners to turn lights off or on and even control the brightness of lighting all over the house and in individual rooms. Smart sensors can turn lights off and on based on room occupancy and natural light in individual rooms too; and they can control outdoor lighting based on movement or time of day or both. Also coming: the ability to control recording devices for your televisions, to turn on that stereo so soft jazz welcomes you when you enter your home, or soothes Fido when you’re late to arrive.

Home security systems will be integral to smart homes, with digital camera feeds, alarm activation, and image storage capabilities all available remotely to homeowners. Additional security assistance will take the form of automatically lighted home address numbers, and the ability to contact law enforcement directly by homeowner intervention.

Other smart home technology will be focused on hot water heaters that are a large heating energy drain today, but which can be regulated to heat water only when a homeowner requests it, based on occupancy and time of day.

Smart technology will rely on timing selected by homeowners to regulate conventional lighting and power sources, and can also be utilized to command solar panels and solar powered light devices built into homes.

The capabilities of smart home technology are limitless, and are just beginning to be available to homeowners today. From temperature control to lighting, audio visual and appliance control, new greener energy source utilization, and security assistance, smart home technology will continue to open a bright and cost effective world for homeowners, and will most assuredly become full integrated in future home design.


About the Author: Madison Parker is a security specialist whose passion for safety has led to the creation of her home security blog. Get more safety tips on her blog here!

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  1. Really our home is now fully supported by technology. About near future your hopeful thought about future smart home technology inspired us to be happy. I think, in future our home will be a self sufficient residential unite like haven. Thanks for this dream full post.

  2. Carol Barry says:

    To me, smart home technology is something that I am not so enthusiastic about right now and I’ll tell you why: viruses and mallwares. Let’s think about it for a moment. A ‘smart home’ has a virus and all the home appliance are going berserk, you cannot leave the house, you have no lights or heat control. I guess this will be a nightmare!
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  3. shanoo

    Very well written post on Smart Home Technology, Madison. Thanks for sharing!
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  4. harmony says:

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  5. Aditya says:

    Technology has made everything smart enough that without smartness ther is nothing you can do.
    Smart homes is a great security system with features that are appreciable.
    Make your Home smart and be smart.

  6. Jerry says:

    It is really nice to see the use of technology in the direction. I hope in coming time the home safety and ease of things would be much simple.

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