Gone are the days when people used to bear property damage due to the forces of fire and lightning, wind and hail, extreme weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes, or even theft. Today, you can protect yourself and your home with the Internet of Things.
Are you still wondering how the Internet of Things can guard your house and make it smart? Let’s understand which sensors you can deploy in your home and ensure its safety.
You all must have seen a fire detector which beeps away at the first sign of smoke in the home. But, do you know several types of pollutants can threaten our home environment and air quality? They could lead to property damage and harm to people’s health. Here comes a CO Detector! It measures the CO levels in the air and warns if the levels are dangerous. Apart from detecting smoke and CO, some new sensors can detect pollutants like dust, soot, pollen, temperature, humidity, air staleness, pollution, and particulates.
People who live in cold regions may experience freezing pipes or even a broken waterline. It can cost them a lot of money. IoT is such a blessing in such conditions. In a smart home, sensors can be fixed around water heaters, dishwashers, refrigerators, sinks, sump pumps, and anything at risk for water leakage. Now, whenever the sensor detects unwanted water, you get a notification. So, you can fix the problem immediately without bearing much damage.
Sensors in the door and window alert you when people enter and leave your house. They can even detect when a window is broken by a thief. You get notifications straight to your phone or tablet, and you can quickly call for help. Isn’t it a great safety measure for your family?
Imagine, someone rings your doorbell at midnight, you’ll surely want to see the person before opening the door. Now, it is possible with a cool IoT device called a video doorbell. You can see who is at your door from your smartphone, whether you’re at home or your work. This device can surely keep thieves and intruders away from your house.
Wherever you are in the world, you can control heating and cooling in your home through a smart thermostat. You can save bucks as it helps you monitor the temperature and humidity inside and outside of your home. It maintains an ideal temperature for you in your room and defaults to an energy-saving mode when you leave the room.
A motion sensor alerts you if there is a movement in your home. It also notifies you if your doors or windows have been opened or closed. So, you can leave an extra pair of eyes at your home in your absence. These sensors can save energy by adjusting the temperature and turning off the lights when the room is unoccupied.
IoT has revolutionized the idea of smart homes. It can help you create a safe, smart home that is protected by sensors even when you’re not present.