Monitoring refers to the ability for users to check in on their devices remotely with an app. Someone might, for example, watch their live feed from a smart security camera.
Control refers to the user’s ability to use these machines remotely, such as planning a surveillance camera to view more of a living room.
Finally, automation entails programming systems to communicate with one another, such as making a smart siren sound if an armed surveillance camera senses motion.
There are three stages of home automation: