What are smart home devices?

SMART technology, also known as Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology, refers to technology that uses data and artificial intelligence to give inanimate objects the cognitive ability to complete tasks with little to no manual effort. In regards to smart home devices, these tasks are often preprogrammed into everyday objects or devices that use software applications or use voice commands or information entered in an app (or software programs) to carry out simple tasks. Simply put, smart home devices are everyday household items that use technology to help you manage your lifestyle and monitor activity in and around your home using automation.

Examples of automated smart home devices include setting a timer to turn on the lights at a certain time of day or adjusting the temperature in the home when nobody is there. Smart home devices run off of the Internet and require a strong and reliable in-home Wi-Fi network to connect to because they often run simultaneously.

Many homes today use smart home devices to create a secure and comfortable home with the luxury and convenience of the latest technology. But, the benefits of using smart technology and smart home devices extend beyond comfort and convenience. Some smart home devices used in the home help with energy efficiency and waste reduction, saving homeowners money on their electric bills. In some cases, smart devices such as security cameras can qualify you for discounts on your homeowner's insurance. Doorbell cameras and other security cameras around your home can bring peace of mind as well.

The most convenient aspect of using smart home devices in your home is the ability for full integration and control of your home from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop no matter where you are in the world. Due to the rise in demand for smart technology, smart home devices are viewed as assets that add to the resale value of your home.

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