Smart Home Automation – Internet of Things
Have you heard of the term ‘Internet Of Things’? Well, we are living in a time where early adopters like technology buffs have a house full of the earliest smart appliances since 2010. By 2015, the average Australian household had at least 9 connected devices. In 2018, it was 17, and by 2022 it’s expected to reach 37.
Most of us don’t even realise now how many devices are made ‘smart’ in our homes. Basically, any physical device that connects actively to your WIFI and often speaks to your smart phone. There are even smart switches that allows you to transform your ‘dumb’ appliance so you can turn that appliance on and off via your smart phone. Some smart devices can also connect with other smart devices to create an ‘If This Then That’ (IFTTT) connection.
For example, some households are now familiar with saying things like “OK Google, turn on the air conditioner in the living room” or “Alexa, turn up the music” or “Hey Siri, switch off the light in my bedroom” .
Internet Of Things – Is a term coined in 1999 and refers to the numerous amount of physical devices in the world that are connected to the internet, collecting and sharing data across various platforms and physical devices.