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Smart Home Explained

    Ever heard of Smart Home?

    How about Home Automation or Connected Home? Maybe you’ve heard of it from a relative or close friend that’s in technology? Generally that’s how most people hear about it today. But what really does it mean? A Smart Home refers to connecting together all your appliances and devices in your life—not just in your home. Then it’s enhanced by technology and the internet to provide new experiences that aren’t possible today. Here’s a list of categories to give you a better idea.

    What’s the point?

    It’s tough to really get the idea without a few examples. Fortunately, with the rise of Voice Assistants like Amazon’s Echo, Google’s Home and Apple’s Siri, it’s easier to see some of the potential from their marketing content. Below is a video for Apple’s HomeKit that gives a decent idea of what a Smart Home can do for you today (but not much about the potential, we’ll get into that later).

    Google and Amazon have similar ads to show what their ecosystems can do, as well. Here’s a few ads they came up with that show similar abilities: Google Ad, Amazon Ad.

    In the last few years, the Smart Home industry has really started to take off, mainly because of the rise of in-home Voice Assistants like Alexa, Google Home, and Siri. You might even have access to one of these already (although it’s tough to really know what you can do with Voice Assistants). Even with all the new technology, the idea of a “Smart Home” is something only technology enthusiasts are familiar with. Soon, that will change, and hopefully with the help of this blog.

    Smart Home won’t be just a hobby for tech enthusiasts but a staple in everyday life. I’m here to help you get ahead of the curve and understand all the ins and outs of Smart Home, including the really cool stuff you can do with it.

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