Would you like to change the program on your washing machine or TV from your smartphone without leaving the comfort of your sofa? That and much more is possible in the smart home. It enables inhabitants to control connected home appliances centrally: via the home WLAN, remotely over the mobile data network or on the basis of a predefined schedule.
While the various appliance used to be – and still are – controlled centrally from a PC, smartphone or tablet, voice assistants are now increasingly being used. They convert the spoken word into a command and pass it on to the TV, washing machine, shutters and thermostat.
The purpose of a smart home is to increase the quality of life, convenience and security, while also saving electricity. But what is actually important in a smart home, what do you need for it and how do you protect it? The “Discoveries” deliver answers to these and many other questions.