What is a “smart home”?

A smart home is a home outfitted with devices that can be controlled over an internet connection on one’s desktop, tablet, or smartphone. These connected devices can be appliances, lights, security systems, cameras, audio and video systems, televisions, thermostats, and even sprinklers.

Generally speaking, if your home has devices that connect to each other and to a network, it’s a smart home. The complexity of smart systems may differ somewhat from home to home, but the basic foundations are the same.

Smart Home Basics

There are hundreds of devices on the markets that can make up a smart home system. From smart thermostats to Wi-Fi enabled crockpots, smart technology is revolutionizing the home. Basic elements can now be automated or controlled from a smartphone anywhere in the world.

As long as you have a reliable internet connection and a few devices connected to it, you’re a part of the smart home revolution.