What if someone tells you that you can control all your home appliances, security features of your house at your fingertip, everything from a smart screen or mobile or tablet. well, that’s where everyone’s mind stuck questioning “how?”, the answer is the Internet Of Things or simply IOT.
You’ve been wondering “what is IOT now?”, the answer is in the name itself Internet Of Things. everyone knows what is Internet, right! it’s interconnections of computers or networks. but here IOT is also an internet but not of computers but made up of interconnection of electrical or digital things that we use in our life, while you’re living in the 21st century you’re surrounded by digital or electrical things from your watch to your smartphone. simply Internet Of Things is a network of digital or electrical appliances.
Assuming now you know what is IOT let’s light up the path of home automation. let us assume a situation you left your house and went to work and suddenly remembers that you left you Air Conditioner or lights or any home appliances on, now if only lights are the thing you forgot to turn off you’ll be like “not a big deal just happened today” and not think much of it because everyone got energy efficient lights right! but if your AC or any appliance is on that uses much power you’ll be like “oh no! I wish I could turn that off from here while doing work” and start to panic about your electricity bills on the spot, that’s where IOT gonna help you.
Home automation is a concept of making smart homes by automating them which will be energy efficient like the one you’ve seen in “Iron Man”. most of you’ve seen Iron Man and the house of Tony Stark fully automated at his commands, and we’re not saying that home automation means Jarvis that’s a totally different concept of Artificial Intelligence or AI, we’ll cover that later. but like in the Iron Man when the sun rises the curtains of the house opens itself, and yeah! everyone imagined of having a house like Stark.
Home automation is basically a connection of digital and electrical appliances to a central system (can be a computer, microprocessor or microcontroller) whose control is up to your hands by the user interface in your mobile or tablet through the internet, Bluetooth or wifi.
In this century of busy people and some lazy too you need something like a home automation system to save your time and also energy. well, the good news is Samsung came up with a home automation setup some time ago which gives you almost access of your home into your mobile or tablet. and yeah if you find Samsung’s home automation system expensive, while the fact is it’s actually expensive, you can also design your own home automation system you’ll only need a microcontroller like Arduino or a mini computer like raspberry pie (raspberry pie cost more than Arduino) and some modules and devices to connect. you’ll need to learn Arduino programming language too if you’re using Arduino and any programming language if using raspberry pie.
The limits of home automation can go from controlling the appliances through your mobile or tab to automatically scheduling your house according to your schedule like making your house cool by AC while you’re driving from work to home and you need to relax because everything is done according to you and you don’t have to take any headache.
We see Internet of things in our daily life nowadays like in toilets in colleges and offices the flushes are automated to flush whenever someone leaves, the sensor sends signal to flush or the doors you see at hotels, restaurant, and malls that opens automatically when you’re about to enter the place, well that’s what you can call “magic of IOT” or just call it miracle of science home automation is also an application of Internet Of Things like all the above applications. future is here in IOT old man
5 coolest IOT gadget you must know
CarIQ is like hardware that can be used in any car. its main work is to collect data on a real-time basis. This collected data is stored and displayed to the end user through an app.
- Driving Analysis and custom feedback.
- Weekly Economy Score and info on money saved.
- Real-time Location Sharing.
- Car health overview.
- Alerts for Rash Driving, Geofence, Engine Errors, Towing, Continuous Idling.
- Navigate to nearby HP fuel-pumps and real-time rates at the pumps.
inoho is a home control system lets you automate most of your electronic connections in your house through an app on your smartphone. you can control all the settings of your devices when you are at home or when away from home over the internet.you can operate lights, fan speed, lighting settings of your house, timer setting for any device through this system.
- control multiple switchboard modules.
- allows users to control devices through an app.
- operate every electronics device.
- regulate the speed of devices like fan speed.
- set different moods for your house.
- set on and off timer for any devices.
3. Sen.se Mother
Sen.se mother as a sensor called Cookies. these cookies collect the data and transfer to the sen.se mother. you can see all the performance of your family member through an app. These apps include – Walk, Sleep, Door, Teeth, Medication, Presence, Temperature, Check, Drink, Habits and Coffee, etc.
- You can place the cookies like device easily on any objects.
- you can control the data through an app.
- The monitoring gadget offers 24 different functions.
- The system has nice design it is a real “eye-catcher”.
4. Reos Lite
It is a smart bulb. it can be controlled through your smartphone connection of Bluetooth. It comes with a Reos Lite app which allows you to sync the bulb to any music that you play wherein the bulb will change its lighting as per the song’s rhythm. The app has several modes to choose from, you can set the lighting of the room as per your mood. it has 16 million color options. through the lite app, we can customize the bulb to notify any weather alerts. these alert option in the app can be used to set alerts for calls, SMS and a number of social media platforms.
- change its color ass per your mood.
- control it through the app.
- more than 16 million color transition.
- get any weather alert.
5. Fitbit Aria
fitbit aria is a Wi-Fi smart scale which helps you track your weight, lean mass, body fat percentage and BMI. Displaying your progress on charts and graphs. Aria works over the Wi-Fi and is synced to your Fitbit dashboard wirelessly, Aria can recognize up to eight different users and sends their stats straight to their private Fitbit accounts.
- weight, body fat %, BMI and lean mass.
- tracks trends with charts and graphs.
- sync wirelessly.
- recognize up to 8 people.
- easy smartphone setup with Bluetooth.