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Smart homes feature devices that enable the control of appliances automatically and remotely via the internet using a device such as a phone or laptop.


Smart homes have systems and devices installed in the home that enable the home to use uses internet-connected devices to enable remote monitoring and management of appliances and systems, such geysers, lighting, heating, cooling and security systems.


The Internet of Things, also referred to as IoT refers to the concept of connecting and operating devices via the internet.


With the advent of smart inverters, energy monitors and new generation battery storage, solar energy systems have joined the Internet of Things and are an important part of the system that creates an automated smart home.


It’s not always necessary to replace appliances to create a smart home. Add-on technology is available depending on the application. For example, the Smart Loadshedding Notification Switch by Sonoff can be used to control other smart switches connected to an inverter or generator and for controlling geysers and pool pumps in the event of loadshedding.

Solar Electric Africa will assist you as the home owner determine how to convert you residence into a smart home.


What appliances can be automated

  • Security cameras
  • Locks
  • Lights
  • Appliances, refrigerators, washing machines etc.
  • Video and audio equipment
  • Home irrigation systems
  • Residential weather stations
  • Thermostats
  • Air conditioners, fans and heaters
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