What Really Makes A Smart Home ‘Smart’?
As the smart home industry grows, it is becoming clear that a home containing smart gadgets is not really the same as one offering a connected home experience. To this end, it is critical that property managers, consumers, vendors, and developers understand this and try to work towards achieving this.
A true smart home ecosystem is one where the devices connect, integrate and work with other devices in the system; offer connectivity beyond the home they service, such as the ability for users to control the devices remotely; and work in harmony with the user’s lifestyle, rather than disrupt it.
The first step to this is to understand the difference between a product that offers some benefit to another that blends into our lifestyle to make our life easier.
Naturally, integrated devices allow you to experience a smarter home. If an integrated home comes with interconnected devices within an ecosystem, users would be able to make full use of its capabilities and lessen the learning curve in the process. Understanding the usability of smart gadgets is one thing we have to consider when creating a smart home.
A hub system may be preferred since it reduces Wi-Fi pressure some third-party apps may cause. Devices that don’t actually ‘do’ something to make your life easier shouldn’t fall into the ‘smart’ category and only the ones that offer some benefit should.
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