THE CONNECTED HOME, SENIOR CITIZEN’S AND BABYBOOMER’S STYLE
By: Aron Neelie
The Senior Citizens Magazine wants to help senior citizens and babyboomers to understand the world that is coming, the home environment that can be available now. The way we could live if we understood. The connected home is a convenient way of modernising our lifestyle to fit out lifestyle.
What is a connected home. It is a home whereby appliances and security and comforts may be governed by the use of an app, with the ability to control and receive notifications of the status of the associated connectivity.
We begin with apps connected to your home and its inner working needs, such as heat, dishwasher, oven, and various appliances. Things that are easily controlled by the applications that we use and need in our daily lives in order to make for a more harmonious and ease of living atmosphere and lifestyle.
Appliances may be simply plugged into an addendum plug which then serves as a means of connectivity for the application.
An example is, the coffee pot. Let’s say your elderly mother must have her 5 cups of coffee, but as an elder, she is no longer aware that the pot is still on and warming nothing but glass. The addendum plug attached to her coffee pot is then monitored via an app, which lives on your phone. You, as her watchful and mindful child, can remotely turn off the coffee pot.
Another example is, our home’s heating and air conditioning system. It’s snowing, the house heat is on minimum, sure you have a timer, but today, you will be home early, you’ll need to turn up the thermostat prior to your arrival; with the proper app, you are able to turn your heat on via your app, from your phone. You arrive home to warmth and comfort, all because your home is “connected”.