Smart Home Devices
Smart Home Devices, or similar networked gadgets, provide an additional element of safety, security, luxury, or ease to a household and user. Most smart home devices are designed to enhance or combine existing features, such as remotely operating lighting fixtures, speakers, doors, and temperature settings from a mobile device. In addition, many popular smart home devices link together multiple gadgets so a homeowner can access them all from one area or device. These are known as hubs, and they include many popular brand names such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Hub and Nest devices.
Smart home devices vary in function and automation, but most smart home devices work through central control or an app. Central Control Smart Home Devices function through a single source to control everything in the home. App-Based Smart Home Devices use the home network to communicate through Wi-Fi.
Smart home devices are used to automate parts of the home through the internet. The Smart Home Device industry started with the introduction of the thermostat and has continued to expand. Smart Home Devices are used for home security, controlling appliances, monitoring energy use, or can offer personal assistance.
Smart home devices like all technology are not 100% secure. Smart home devices are vulnerable to privacy invasion through data collected by the smart home device company as well as cybersecurity attacks. Other factors to keep in mind include power outages that can affect the operation of smart home devices.