Predictions are that the number of connected devices worldwide will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. This could improve comfort, convenience and home security. Today we’re providing an overview of four top trends that are expected to impact home automation. How can you benefit from these new home automation trends over the next few years?
1. Voice-First Devices:
Firstly, over 70% of smart home device users have expressed interest in using a voice-first interface to manage their home automation. Virtual assistants, such as the Google Home and Amazon Echo provide greater convenience, hands-free control and an easier user experience.
Voice control is often used to manage and monitor connected devices, such as entertainment systems, smart lights and smart appliances.
2. Smart Appliances:
Secondly, rapid acceptance of new technology and a governmental push toward energy efficiency has driven the use of smart appliances. Estimates show that over 170 smart home appliances will be sold globally in 2020, thereby providing convenient and more energy-efficient home automation.
These new home automation trends mean that sales have jumped for the following appliances:
- Coffee makers: Sync coffee makers with a Wi-Fi-enabled alarm clock to begin brewing as soon as the alarm sounds.
- Ovens: Monitor the cooking process from any web-enabled device with built-in oven cameras.
- Refrigerators: You can view images from fridge cameras to decide what items need to be restocked. You can also pull up digital media on its touchscreen display.
- Washing machines: Start or stop cycles remotely or receive alerts when a cycle has ended.
3. Household Robots:
Also, estimates show that one in ten American households will have a housekeeping robot by 2020. They are designed to keep tabs on your home and make things easier for you. Homeowners can also program cleaning robots to assist in completing daily chores. That would include jobs such as cleaning all type of floors. These housekeeping robots are clever and will clean different kinds of flooring, such as wood, tile or carpet.
4. Wearable Technology:
Finally, a growing number of homeowners are using wearable technology to enhance home security and ease. Retailers will likely sell over 240 million wearable device units in 2019. This could allow homeowners to remotely monitor and manage their smart devices using mobile apps. Wearable technology can be used to arm or disarm your security system or gain instant access to the following smart devices:
- Door locks: Remotely lock or unlock doors.
- Garage doors: The system sends message when the garage is left open or any time you open a door.
- Lights: Schedule lights to turn on or off to conserve energy or make it appear as though someone is home while you are away.
- Surveillance cameras: View footage from any security camera in real-time.
- Thermostats: Adjust the room temperature from any location.
So when installed correctly, these automated devices can help homeowners stay connected to their homes at all times. You can leverage advancements in home automation to enhance home security, comfort, and convenience.
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