The 'smart home' is a reality


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Technology has changed our lives - could we live without a smartphone and the Internet - and it will also change our homes. The first signs of the intelligent house are the houses with Internet connection and wifi, the wide presence of smartphones and tablets, or the giant universe of apps that can function as remote controls.


Smart home is no longer a futuristic and unattainable concept. The advantages of this hyper-connected ecosystem are manifold: the simplicity of turning devices on and off remotely, devices that "talk" to the user and make decisions to improve our quality of life, savings in electricity and heating consumption, and security. These are the gadgets, trends and systems that will make it possible.

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Household Gadgets

There are several devices on the market to automate your home. Pioneers include a Nest thermostat that monitors the temperature from your mobile phone or computer; an Aqara door and window sensor that helps you know what's going on in your home at any given time; Devole smart plugs for remote on/off that program the hours of use or predict your consumption; a Terncy temperature and motion sensor to detect any anomalous presence; an Yale lock in which the phone replaces the key; a Fibaro sensor that informs about the state of your plants; or light bulbs that are activated by bluetooth.

Wireless Appliances

The fridge will keep you up to date with the remaining food and those that are about to expire. After reviewing its contents, it will propose a series of dishes to cook from them. However, before introducing the food into it, you will have to register it. Another appliance that is emerging as part of the future is the washing machine capable of using wireless technology. Its function will be to alert through your smartphone that the washing program has finished, or you can pause or resume it.

Smart TVs and more digital content

Your TV will no longer be your most important home screen. In today's home there is already a large consumption of digital content. Most of the cultural, informative and leisure content will come from all types of devices and in personalized timetables. Smart TVs with an Internet connection are alternatives to real time broadcasts, and tablets and smartphones are used to access on-demand content.


Technology begins to be incorporated into the body and clothing with wearables through clothing, bracelets, glasses and other sensors. The main functions of these devices, which can interact with the intelligent home, are communication on the move and health monitoring. For example, a bracelet may warn you if the constants of a family member with health problems get out of control.

Remote video surveillance

New technologies have made it cheaper to install security cameras. Many of these cameras can be programmed to act as a motion sensor. Whenever there are significant changes to the image being recorded, they will send email alerts with JPG captures of the images that triggered the alert. Whenever there are significant changes to the image being recorded, they will send email alerts with JPG captures of the images that triggered the alert.

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