It may be that academics will find a role here, both in terms of brokering standards, and also with technology through inventing something similar to HTML — although this time it will not be to share and read documents within physics laboratories, but for the home. But there are some fundamentals that need to be resolved if smart homes of the future are to succeed.
With a system like this, you can hook up webcams to watch your home or your petsswitch appliances on and off in real time, or even reprogram the whole system. Thanks to the Internetit's easy to set up virtually any electric appliance in your home so you can control it from a Web browser anywhere in the world.
She piled small and large rocks here and there to guide people around the site, rather than using handrails, and added paths so people could access all parts and get down to the water.
In this article I want to introduce the reader to smart homes by way of a quick history, and then explain just why it is that a mobile operator such as Orange has built one.
You might think the idea of a smart home is frivolous and silly. If it were linked to the Internetit could automatically reorder new supplies whenever it needed to.
Suppose car engines could monitor their own mechanical efficiency, and, if it fell below a certain level, dial into a garage computer and be remotely tweaked back to some optimum level, all without leaving our drives?
It's very telling that data from American homes reveals steadily growing energy consumption despite significant improvements in energy reduction and massive reductions in the energy we need for basic things like home heating.