Smart Home (Home Automation) is a residential platform that uses integrated wiring technology, network communication technology, security and prevention technology, automatic control technology, and audio and video technology to integrate facilities related to home life and construct an efficient management system for residential facilities and family schedules to enhance home security, convenience, comfort, and We can also achieve an environmentally friendly and energy-saving living environment.
For example, we commonly see remote control, timer control, and the joint control of all home appliances, all belong to the scope of smart home. So why do we need smart home? The reason is that it can make our life more convenient. For example, I believe many people have had the experience of forgetting to turn off the lights or other appliances at home after leaving home. So what do you do? You can only honestly turn around and go home. But if you have a smart home, you can turn it off remotely through your phone. Or even set up an automatic process: once you walk out of the house, turn off all the appliances in the house. It is clear that smart home can bring a lot of convenience to our life, this is just one of the small examples. It is said that Bill Gates” family is the first family to use smart home, and it has been almost 30 years since then. And in China, with the development and popularity of Wi-Fi, smart home control system is gradually coming into the public eye, and wireless smart home is gradually replacing wired products.
Smart home appliance:
It is a kind of electrical appliances. Such as smart TV, smart washing machine and other single appliances, in essence, is still an electrical appliance, can not be equal to the smart home.
Smart home: is a platform.
Itself is an intelligent control system. In this platform, all the appliances and door and window switches can be remotely controlled to realize intelligent application experience, and various intelligent control can be done according to the user”s self-defined settings.
That is to say, we must first choose the smart home platform, and then to buy these hardware products of the platform. The mainstream platforms are mainly Apple and Mijia, and the price of Apple is often higher than Mijia, and the products supported by Apple in China for Homekit are far less than Mijia. Therefore, for newcomers to smart home, it is recommended to start with Mi Home”s smart home first, and then decide whether to switch to other platforms after confirming your needs for a period of time.
Which traditional home appliances can become smart?
How to determine if your home appliances can be turned into smart home? It”s simple, unplug the socket when the appliance is on, and then plug it in again to see if your appliance can stay on after powering on. If it can, then congratulations, your appliance can be transformed by the smart socket. This is because the principle of smart socket is to control the power of the socket to control the power on or off of the appliance, so this requires your old appliance to have mechanical switch or power off memory.
How to choose a smart socket?
What are the differences between smart outlets and which one should a novice buy? First of all, we need to understand the concept of two wireless protocols: Wi-Fi wireless protocol: supports controlling appliances through Mi Home app, once the home is disconnected, it will be invalid; ZigBee wireless protocol: supports controlling appliances through Mi Home app, supports automatic work with environmental appliances, home can still be used normally when the home is disconnected.
To conclude, Wi-Fi protocol is suitable for beginners to enter smart home; ZigBee protocol is more suitable for those who have plans to transform the whole family appliances and plan to configure multiple devices.