How to turn an ordinary house into an “intelligent” one

Smart House
Few people who have not heard about the “smart” houses with which many futurologists connect the future of mankind. Separate elements of home automation are already encountered in the form of Internet applications to mobile devices, with which you can manage life support systems for your home.

Here are a few simple steps, how to turn your not-so-smart house into an intelligent one.

1. Select the base platform for the smart house system

Devices that are not integrated into one network will create only chaos. Therefore, the first thing to do is to choose a platform, a network hub, or an application that will be the “brain” at home.

SmartThings Hub

2. Replace the bulbs and install the sensors

At the heart of the intellectual home is the ability to control energy consumption , lighting and security of the home. This means that you will need “smart” light bulbs and other home gadgets. Also do not forget about the set of sensors that record temperature, movement, water flow and other important parameters.

Cree light bulb

3. Climate Management

All intelligent home thermostats pursue one goal: creating a comfortable environment and saving money. And the possibility of access to the Internet will allow them to adjust the temperature inside the house, taking into account the weather conditions.

Thermostat Nest

4. Automation

After selecting and installing all smart electronics, it needs to be properly configured. To avoid opening the application every time you want to change the temperature or turn on the light in the house, automated rules or scenarios will help you. They are set in the control system.

For example, “if you find movement in the bedroom after 7 am – turn on the coffee machine.” Or “turn off the air conditioner when opening the window in the living room.” Or “reduce heating power when no one is home.”

5. Anything at your discretion

After all, not all smart devices are vital. Many of them simply make our life easier or fun for us. For example, a bracelet-tracker of activity, will inform the “smart” house that you went to work or went to bed. And in combination with a stereo, such a bunch can greet you with the right melody when you come home.

Jawbone Tracker
Jawbone Tracker

What in the end?

As a result, we get an internal network of interconnected household appliances with a single database, as well as a TV connected to streaming services, and large household appliances such as a stove, a refrigerator, a washing machine and a drying machine.

Smart House

In the future, for sure, there will be a “smart” jacuzzi or dryer, which itself will determine the optimal mode of operation in the absence of the owners and unload the dried laundry.

However, according to Matt Rogers of Nest Labs, there are things that should not be given intellect. For example, a mirror that considers gray hair and wrinkles. Or a self-stopping toaster. Much easier for mother to teach her child at the age of three years to turn it off, leaving home.

Well, the absolute absurdity will look like an “intelligent” sofa, reminiscent of its owner that he was too long on it, because before that he programmed it only for a short-term “landing”.


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