IoT Home Automation and Use Cases

Smart IoT devices are now available for use in offices, homes, and public spaces for entertainment, security, and automation.  McKinsey Global Institute predicts that the Internet of Things market will reach the U.S. $11.1 trillion annually by 2025.  


Let's explore how IoT is improving home automation


Home Security with IoT sensors: One of the important aspects of home automation is security. An IoT enabled home automation system can differentiate between homeowners, friends, relatives, and strangers. They can alert homeowners when they detect strangers or malicious activities in their absence. AI-enabled video doorbells can recognize faces and provide information about individuals. Family members can evaluate the efficiency of IoT systems anytime, anywhere, even when internet connectivity is poor or unavailable. 


Platform Independent Control: IoT smart home solutions enable users to operate home appliances even before they enter the house. It enables users to control thermostats, air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, sprinklers, water pumps, and coffee machines with voice commands, web platforms, smart wearables, and mobile phones for enhanced convenience.  


Self-Maintainance Alerts: Apart from the automation of various tasks at home, IoT enabled smart devices can self-diagnose their performance. The devices automatically alert manufacturers before their products fail to perform. Manufacturers then reach out to customers when it is time to service their devices. IoT enabled refrigerators can alert users about food shortage and wastage so that grocery orders can be placed to replenish them. Also, smart window blinds adjust to daylight changes for the comfort of homeowners. 


Towards a Greener World with IoT: IoT devices enable optimal use of resources. It can track device power consumption and usage pattern to minimize wastage. IoT occupancy sensors incorporated in rooms and washrooms can turn off the AC and lights when not in use. The technology facilitates controlling light intensity. Outdoor lights can be configured switch on or off as per the intensity of natural light.



Successful Smart Home Automation Use Cases


Consumers today have a wide range of IoT tools and services at their disposal for smart home automation. Most manufacturers focus on producing smart devices that serve a specific purpose while others build complete hubs for a smart home. 

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