The Internet has shaped human life by providing dynamic connectivity; now, you can connect with anything and anyone no matter the distance. The huge IoT network is embedded in various devices like software, sensor, electronics, vehicles, physical display objects that enable these devices with each other by means of data exchange.
IoT has endless potential in applications that can be implemented in various features like manufacturing industries, security surveillance, appliance control, vehicle movement control, light on-off button control, energy efficiency devices. In this blog, we are going to discuss IoT controlling features in different home appliances. This controlling connectivity is has been designed to operate through smartphones or other smart devices like smartwatch, laptop, tablet, etc. using Wi-Fi as a communication protocol.
Internet Of Things (IoT) is a network of computer systems that connect real-life movements through data exchange. It can connect both real and virtual devices through various applications. It helped devices to configure themselves without human interference at every step. It operates in an auto mode. The number of smart device users is increasing rapidly every day; today, more than 5 billion people in the world are connected with each other using smart devices.
The concept of Smart Home
IoT embedded devices can make your home smart with their savvy features and applications. We can consider two major IoT applications in the smart home- energy efficiency system and security system. The main idea is to connect all the home devices with a smart central controller, which will be connected to a switch module. Different switches have to be allocated to different systems that can be operated through the central device.
The central device should be connected to a router for an uninterrupted internet connection. The central device requires a valid id and password to operate without which it may not function smoothly. This credential is required in terms of security. Smart is a network of devices that are used in our daily life in order to make our life easy.
IoT embedded devices can be used to control the energy consumption of your home. Each and every device of our home whether manual or smart consume energy to operate. Now with IoT embedded devices all other appliances can be controlled, which can make them more efficient and consume less energy, so there will be fewer chances of energy waste. The report suggests energy devices connected and operated through smart controlling IoT systems consume 30 to 50% less energy during its lifetime, which means huge annual save (hypothetically if the devices are 24/7 connected).
These devices can operate the lighting appliances by sensing immediate, whether condition and some other factors. We cannot imagine our life without television, air conditioner, fridge, water heater, microwave, and other appliances, all of which consume huge energy. Smart IoT system works on a simple module, the energy efficiency pre-set will be initiated on the basis of-
If there are a few people in the house, the system will switch on those lights where those persons are present, instead of switching on every light of the house. The external weather condition will decide which and how many lights will be switched on.
Security surveillance devices can be installed in different parts of our abode to keep a 360 degree checking on our home. The chief reason for this security system is to provide security to all the person who lives inside the house. So many security devices can be installed to ensure full protection of the house, some of them are-
Among the above-mentioned devices, surveillance cameras and smoke detectors are of prime importance, whereas magnetic and automatic doors and windows are secondary surveillance devices.
These devices collect data based on the immediate environment/ object then trigger necessary changes in the concerned devices. All the devices are connected with the central smart devices to communicate. The cameras will monitor and record the surrounding home environment and send alerts to the central smart system in case any threat found. The smoke detector will alert upon detecting any threat from smoke; moreover it also detects the presence of harmful gas leak or fire (from smoke).
These devices will enhance the security of your house 24/7, whether you live in it or not. This information is especially helpful in case burglary or threat. Magnetic doors and windows will alert in case of forced entry or breaking, while the security system will monitor the overall situation. You can check every corner of your house from any remote location. Some security systems also available that can send direct notification to the local police station after getting clearance from the central security system.
The door interface is another useful security display that allows you to identify the person before opening the main door to them. Different interfaces will allow you to monitor the whole house, you can also control the access, and with proper pre-set, you can make only certain parts visible to the user.
A research conducted by the International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer and Communication Engineering (ISO 3297:2007 Certified, Vol. 6, Issue 12, December 2017) shows a house that has IoT smart house devices save 50% energy consumption.
Potential of IoT Smart House Devices in the near future
There is endless potential of IoT smart devices in the near future as the changes are very much socio-economic and enhances the overall security of a house. It is especially effective for working family members who have a child or older people to take care of. The IoT market is expected to grow more in the coming decade. To put it simply the future of smart house devices embedded with IoT sensors is quite bright as there is a huge potential that is yet to be explored and tapped.
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