The home of the future is here

Thanks to technology, you can now control many of the functions and gadgets in your house with a simple tap on the screen of your smart phone. PHOTO| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • To make your home smart, you have to make a few modifications and get a few installations done, says Mr Mukira Gitonga, CEO and co-founder of home automation company Chimera IOT (Internet of Things).
  • To begin with, you might have to replace your incandescent and fluorescent bulbs with light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, and also have a number of sensors and closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed at strategic points around the house.

There was a time when smart homes seemed like some far off dream, but thanks to the rapid developments in technology, they have become a reality. Today technologies powered by mobile gadgets and computing devices have become a lot more affordable, such that almost any average home can use some form of home automation.

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