Smart devices are designed to facilitate a wide variety of application domains, a wide range of property-related aspects relating to ubiquitous computing systems and to be employed in three broad system environments: human-centered environment, physical world and information-centered environment. A smart device may be simply a software gadget that operates through wireless networking or it may be an autonomous unit with a centralized control and communications module. The object of smart devices is to facilitate automation or facilitate programming of certain tasks that previously had to be performed by sophisticated machinery or operators in the “real world”. In this article we look at smart locks and smart refrigerators.
Automation has revolutionized how we do several things and it is not only confined to transportation but also in manufacturing, medical, financial and educational sectors. Industries such as medicine have seen a spurt in investment in industrial medical equipment and technologies and this has been made possible by the advent of smart devices. We see automation everywhere; we hear of robots in the grocery store, automated checkouts in various restaurants, the driver in a car being fully automated in many driving cars, automated maintenance and cleaning in a hospital, automated installations in the office space and so on. The next logical step for the industry would be to make these automated systems more accessible to the general public. This is where smart home technologies could play a large part.
One example of smart technology is a smart doorbell that can program itself based on the current time of day and which door it should open and close when it senses movement near it. It could respond to a smart sensor or it could alert a programmed user before the door opens or whether anyone is inside the house. The smart thermostat makes use of intelligent temperature sensors to regulate the temperature of the entire house or of a section and could detect whether there is somebody inside the house who is not expected. The door and window contacts are another smart device that allows the homeowner to remotely control the lighting fixtures and fans in an effort to keep the house comfortable.
Another smart home security option for the general public could be a smart keypad installed in various rooms throughout the house. When you enter a room, the smart keypad will recognize the key you are using and whether you are trying to enter a secured area or not. If the smart keypad does not recognize your touch, then it will not allow you to gain entry into the room. This is just one smart solution for home security but there are many more smart devices and applications coming out in the smart home technology arena.
Some smart locks are available in the market today, they are manufactured by several manufacturers such as Brinks, Schlage and Protect America. All these smart locks have a smart keypad that needs to be pressed in order to turn the knob or enter a code into the locking mechanism. The smart keypad is usually made up of a touch sensitive surface, either LED or a physical keypad. It can be programmed with your favorite security code or an alphanumeric combination in order to make sure that only you are able to enter your own lock.
Protecting your home from the intruders and burglars is no longer a tough task if you have smart home protection devices and smart gadgets. There is a new smart technology being offered by Protect America that is called the smart thermostat. It has been exclusively designed and developed by Protect America to provide you with maximum comfort during the hot summer months and minimum discomfort during the cold winter months. This smart thermostat comes in two models namely, the August Smart Lock Pro and the Nest smart thermostat. These smart thermostats will automatically turn the heat down when it senses that the room temperature has dropped below a certain level and will then slowly increase the temperature up to a temperature level that is comfortable for the user.