Smart home is used to describe a house that contains a communication network that connects different appliances and allows them to be remotely controlled, monitored and accessed. Smart devices connect to the internet and many have smartphone apps allowing you to access and control them remotely over Wi-Fi.
It’s becoming easier to connect an entire home too. Broadband is faster, more reliable and more affordable than ever before. The improved signal range of Wi-Fi routers means that a single router can offer wireless coverage across more rooms in our homes, allowing more devices to be connected.
What’s more, low-priced networking equipment has made it cheaper to extend home networks into rooms that were difficult to cover using just a single Wi-Fi router. Even previously difficult properties, such as older homes with thick walls, can now benefit from a home network that covers the entire property.
If you’ve ever had to rush back to your house to check you’ve switched the water off, or turned the heating out, you’ll appreciate a smart home.