If you're so smart, why would you need a smart home? The answer is for a variety of reasons, including saving energy costs, personal safety, even greater comfort. Take this quiz and see the smartest things in homes.
When you're at work, how does a smart home relieve your concern about whether you left the TV on?
You can check it out online.
It is smart enough to turn the TV off in your absence.
An automated voice calls you to soothe away your problems.
What is another term for a smart home?
a wise home
Which appliances can be connected to the home automation system?
the ones that run on solar energy
the ones that run on gas
the ones that run on electricity
How can you connect to your smart home and give commands?
using your voice
using remote control or a computer
both of the above
What was the prototype smart home developed in 1975 in Scotland called?
Under the home automation system, appliances and devices are called _____, whereas the controlling mechanisms are called:
receivers … transmitters
transmitters … receivers
drones … commanders
A transmitted message will be in numerical code. What will it contain?
a code for the receiver and a code for the online record-keeping system that tracks your messages
a code of your present location and a code for the information you wish to convey
a code with the actual command and a code for both the receiver and transmitter
Why is communicating via electrical wires not always reliable?
because the wires can get entangled
because the wires can sometimes fray from overload
because the wires can be "noisy" from other devices
The two prominent radio networks that operate home automation systems, ZigBee and Z-Wave, are what is called:
How do smart home door handles usually admit entry?
by means of electronic sensors
by means of voice recognition
by means of fingerprints or a code
If you wanted to join an X10 system with a Z-Wave product, what would you need?
a bridging device
Why is appropriate placement of the wireless network nodes important?
in order that they connect correctly
in order that they have a good routing range
in order that they are compatible with your home gadgets
Why does the cost to install a smart home vary widely?
because it depends on the degree of "smartness" you install
because it depends on the company you use
because it depends on the currency exchange rate for any given date
What can a fire alarm system in a smart home do?
extinguish the fire and treat burns
unlock doors, call the fire department and light up the path to safety
predict the outbreak of a fire and even prevent fires
Suppose you're lying in bed in your upstairs bedroom and you want a hot cup of coffee from the kitchen downstairs. With a smart home, can you boil the water on command?
No, that system is yet to be developed.
Yes, but only from the same floor. From upstairs to downstairs, it would be a problem.
How would your energy bill be reduced in a smart home?
The lights and heating turn off when the room is not in use, so you'd save energy.
The smart home uses lots of solar energy so you save on electricity.
What might a smart dog house do?
turn off lights when the kennel is not in use
alert the dog in case of fire or burglary
give the dog a preset amount of food at selected times
When choosing a home automation system, what question should you ask?
How easy will it be to make changes to the interface if need be?
What will my friends think of it?
How can I make it hacker-free?
What security concerns are there with a smart home?
that it might not recognize you or let you in
that it could be hacked into
that it may release radioactive waves into the air
Some smart home features may raise ________ questions about invading privacy.