What is a Connected Home?
The Internet of Things (IoT) has enabled all sorts of products and devices in the home to be connected to the internet. You may already be aware of certain connected devices. Smart speakers, for example, that you can ask questions are now fairly common. However, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi may soon be doing much more than connecting one or two devices in a household – indeed, most objects in your house might soon be part of a network of interconnected devices. This infographic explains how this works in practice.
‘Smart objects’ give you the ability to control them remotely. For example, if you have a smart oven, you can set it to preheat on your phone before you arrive so you can get dinner on straight away. You could also turn off all the lights with a single command with smart lighting, and set your pet feeder to feed your cat at a certain time at lunch while you’re at work, all with the touch of a button.
With several smart devices, your house becomes an intelligent living space that is personalised to your tastes. Read our tips on how to build a smart home and if you’d like, you can also view this infographic as a PDF here.