There are quite a few appliances available nowadays that can connect to your wireless network without any bridges or other fancy technology. Smart TV’s have been around for quite some time now and allow you to access the internet through your TV. Gaming consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One also allow you to access the internet and stream music, TV shows and music effortlessly. Smart appliances have started catching on to this trend too now.
These appliances can monitor power usage, temperatures and cycles. They can send updates to your tablet or smartphone as well as information on what they’re doing or if they need any attention.
Refrigerators can now track temperatures, what’s inside them, power and their doors. They can even send emails when something needs attention. Some ovens let you preheat them, change temperatures and set cooking times using just an app. There are dryers that can be started and stopped remotely too. There’s even a fridge which tracks expiration dates and can help you with the groceries.
The most important thing that you need to remember when it comes to these smart appliances is that they will all work directly through your Wi-Fi connection. They don’t need any z-wave technology and will not be working through your lights, sinks, outlets, doors, etc. This will make it a little more difficult for you to network everything into a truly cohesive smart home but this certainly doesn’t mean it is an impossible task. The best part about it all is that you will have access to your appliances even when not at home. This can really come in handy when you are short on time and need the oven to be heated and ready to go from the moment you get home.
At the end of the day, you will certainly realize that it is in your best interests to have all of your appliances communicating with each other on a single network. This will make it so much easier for you to keep track of everything that is going on in your home. It will also make it easier for you to know if any of your appliances are in need of repair.
There are certain apps available today that allow you to consolidate all of your appliances and monitor them through one interface. This is a much better alternative than having to use multiple apps for multiple appliances.
These smart appliances have all been designed to be very efficient and to make your life easier. They aren’t going to be a burden on you or make it any harder for you to run your kitchen. So why not invest in some of them today.