Now, smart homes, or domotics, with IoT and M2M solutions

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Smart home technology, or home automation or domotics, is undoubtedly the next big thing. In this technology, all the devices at home are connected by LAN or the Internet. It allows energy savings, convenience, security, and improved aesthetics of the living space.In today’s homes, the home automation system needs to combine lighting, climate, home entertainment, and safety on a single platform. The best part is one can control all of this from their smartphones or tablets. When all devices are connected to the Internet of Things (IoT), they can be accessed, monitored, and controlled remotely. This technology is now being used in Smart Cities hoping that the systems are monitored more efficiently. Home automation has been there since the 1900s. Labour-saving machines like washing machines, water heaters, sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, and dryers have been a part of our daily lives. Most of these home appliances then were electric or gas-powered.Nikola Tesla, in the year 1898, developed the first remote control which used radio waves to send instructions to a toy boat. These became the fundamentals for the Internet of Things solutions we use today. The Kitchen Computer and the Microcontroller were inventions of the mid-20th …

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