From smart lights and home security systems to connected toasters.
Smart homes and home automation are ambiguous terms used in reference to a wide range of solutions for controlling, monitoring and automating functions in the home, writes Martin Bäckman, an IoT analyst at Berg Insight.
Smart home systems can be divided into point solutions and whole-home systems. Smart home point solutions are designed for a specific functionality such as climate control, video monitoring or access control. Examples of this type of product include smart thermostats, smart door locks and smart lighting systems.