It seems like there’s always someone talking about the Internet of Things (IoT), connected homes, and smart homes whenever we put on the TV and watch news on the internet. That’s to say nothing about smart control systems and smart automobiles, such as self-driving cars. What does it all mean though? As a company that develops intelligent billing solutions for smart homes, we thought we’d do our best to explain what a smart home is for you.
The Internet of Things – AKA the IoT – is a collection of connected internet technologies, including smartphones, networked TVs, computers, other smart devices, portable gadgets, and machines – all of the devices that have become an integral part of our lives. The Internet of Things makes it easier for those devices to communicate and for us to all interact with one another.
What is a Smart Home?
A smart house is a connected house that boasts wired and wireless communication between devices, the internet, and the cloud. With a connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) devices are able to exchange information, media files, and databases that are connected to the network, establishing a fully connected home.
Smart homes connect high-tech devices across a residential building. They are designed to improve security and boost resource conservation. They also offer comfort and a sense of freedom from everyday mundane work. Smart homes are an improvement on the standard connected house. With home automation technology, all of these devices can be operated from the home network. They can be programmed so that everything you need is done automatically. Things such as safety, temperature control, audio/visual, lighting, and entertainment systems are all connected into a single unit that can be controlled through a computer, tablet, or phone.
How Does a Smart Home Work?
Smart homes are controlled by home automation systems. Let’s give you an example; you press the “goodnight” button on your phone and it automatically turns on the security system, closes the blinds, turns off the light, and adjusts the temperature to the optimal level for sleep. Your home wouldn’t be as connected without this home automation. You would need one application for controlling the lights, one for adjusting the blinds, one for the alarm, etc. Home automation allows you to perform a series of functions automatically through pre-determined conditions – such as the time of day, when someone enters or leaves the home, the day of the week, temperature, etc. The systems are designed for peak personalization and they adapt around your life, devices, and needs. This has made them the next generation of smart home technology.
Tridens Monetization supports IoT providers by offering sophisticated rating and billing and mediation support. The IoT/M2M billing system monetizes all kinds of IoT business models to transform billing processes to get remarkable results. Due to the real-time rating and billing solution of Tridens Monetization, Smart Home providers are able to handle every aspect of the billing process, including making it fully automatic.
There are lots of technologies that can make your home cozier, safer, and smarter. Look forward to our next article to learn more about them.