Consumerscope: Connecting with Consumers :IoT and the Home of the Future
It's hard to decide when to turn off the air conditioning, open windows or turn on the heat.
Recently, I found myself in such a scenario. Having joined the legions of people with connected thermostats, I was able to quickly turn my air conditioning back on in order to avoid coming home to a sweltering home on an 80-degree October evening. It's a minor problem, but a real-world one that can easily be solved with the abilities of smart home appliances and the disruptive force of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Already, you can buy connected light bulbs, dishwashers, thermostats, stoves and even slow cookers. You can remotely unlock your front door, monitor the comings and goings of household pets, and track sensors that will tell you if a pipe has burst in your lake house.