IoT: The Future of Smart Homes
FREMONT, CA – The integration of smart technology in homes requires users to study and memorize an extensive set of controls and functions. Also, most the smart equipment comes with its own remote control sets, adding to the convoluted mess that will leave the user wondering about the smartness of smart-technology. When users invest in intelligent products, they expect the products to learn their preferences and control the living spaces with minimum input.
Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as an optimum solution for the emergence of intelligent appliances to power smart homes. The integration of IoT sensors and actuators in the products can facilitate the automatic control of lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation, windows, doors, and so on according to user preferences.
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A prime example of intelligent devices with learning capability is the Nest Learning Thermostat, which can learn the user preferences and adjust accordingly without human input. Also, successful research into semiconductor technology has enabled the automation of several home processes. It has allowed smart products and appliances to be compact while offering more features and experiences.
The phenomenal research in the semiconductor industry has led to the development of smart chips. The small chips are highly intelligent with astonishing capabilities. For instance, the ENS210 measures 2mm*2mm in size, but its capabilities include detection and measurement of both temperature and relative humidity. The integration of semiconductor chips in intelligent home products can enable the automation of most home operations.
The automatic air regulating units in use today are limited in their capabilities. Apart from temperature control, humidity and air quality also play a vital role in deciding the comfort of the users. The preferences often vary from one person to another. The utilization of IoT and sensors to independently control the factors can effectively enhance the comfort and experience.
The compact sensors can be easily incorporated into the existing home systems, facilitating a secure and healthy lifestyle. Cloud-based applications can make decisions according to user preferences. With the rise of IoT technology, manufacturers of home equipment are vying to establish themselves as the leading providers of smart home products.
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