The IOT broadly refers to house hold devices like kitchen appliances, lighting, heating, locks, air conditioner, etc which can connect and coordinate with each other via the internet. A smart home is not exactly a place having smart gadgets with internet connectivity. It becomes a ‘smart home’, only when these devices can communicate with each other and automate home tasks as per human requirements. Customers prefer luxurious homes with increased convenience and smart gadgets bound together with wireless connectivity and relying on artificial intelligence.
Thus, when we own a smart home, we don’t have to worry if the heater was left on, or perhaps the lights were not turned off. Even when we are away from home, these can be remotely monitored and switched on and off, from where-so-ever we may be located. The energy usage of different devices can also be monitored and excess wastage may be avoided, thanks to smart plugs.