Smart homes are quickly becoming very real. An increasing number of smart hardware products are available in stores or online. From the smart thermostat to doorbell video, these products are user-friendly, aesthetically pleasing and able to gather and send data to an app on your phone or tablet. From that app, you will have the ability to monitor and control your energy usage and your home security, even when you’re away. Here is a quick look at what home automation could mean for you.