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What is a smart home?

If you’re curious about smart homes, this guide will help you understand what a smart home is and how you can benefit without needing a technology degree. We’ll also talk about how smart devices work, what the different options are, and finally, how you can create your own smart home.



What is a smart home?

A smart home uses one or more internet-connected devices to let you control and see what’s going on in your home, whether you’re in another room – or another country.

All you need is a smartphone or tablet, a very reliable internet connection and some smart devices, and you can potentially automate tasks like feeding your cat and watering the plants every day, even if you’re on holiday. You could check on your new puppies while you’re at work, or even double-check that you’ve switched the heating off.

In a smart home, you may be able to control and adjust your:

  • Lighting