With the rapid development of intelligent technology, a variety of smart home devices will incorporate more and more convenience and innovative functions into our home life. Today, I will share with you four technologies and equipment that will reshape the family life of the future.
The home of the future will be an interconnected smart home. According to relevant market research data, the global smart home market is growing rapidly at a compound annual growth rate of 9.5%. It is estimated that by 2023, the size of the smart home market will reach 107.3 billion U.S. dollars. Today, let's share 4 smart connected lifestyles that will reshape the future of smart home life.
For most homeowners, connected entertainment devices are the entrance to the smart home. According to data from the Leichtman Research Group, connected TV has become the center of change in smart home development, and 69% of American TV households now connect to TVs via the Internet.
Connected TV devices include smart TVs, stand-alone set-top boxes, streaming media players, Blu-ray players, and video consoles. Nielsen data shows that game consoles, smart TVs and multimedia devices are the most popular connected TV streaming devices. Currently, more and more homes have two or all three of these types of devices.
In addition, according to research by NPR and Edison Research, one in six Americans now owns smart speakers, such as those from Amazon Alexa or Google Home. The connected TV equipment and smart speakers are gradually forming a control center, which can add more other smart home functions or equipment. TV remote control and voice control have become the entrance to manage and control other equipment.
Following entertainment interconnection, smart security should be the most popular smart home application currently. According to CE Pro, all studies have shown that security issues are the biggest driver of smart home applications. Protect your home with new technologies and products such as connected security cameras, remote monitoring, alarms, lighting, life safety sensors, and smart locks.
For example, the Lorex security camera system allows homeowners to view surveillance footage on their smartphones by using their mobile app. Another major advantage of smart security is that it enables remote monitoring services to easily view security cameras via a wireless connection. At the same time, intelligent security services can also be combined with drones to provide wider coverage for perimeter surveillance.
Google Home is a smart home device with a control center function, which can be used as a small smart home control system
Automatic lighting and environmental control
Another popular application for smart homes is automatic lighting and environmental control. Smart lighting systems from manufacturers such as Philips, Leviton and Lutron can be programmed to turn on the lights when you walk into the room, or dim the lights while you sleep, and can be controlled wirelessly via remote or voice control.
In addition, the intelligent thermostat can automatically adjust the temperature at home when you get up or leave the house, and you can use AI intelligent analysis to optimize energy use. In addition to convenience, it can also save a lot of lighting and air conditioning costs.
Another fast-growing category of connected devices in the home is smart appliances, including appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, washers and dryers. Many of these appliances are designed to be compatible with currently popular smart home control systems such as Amazon Echo and Google Home.
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show and the Kitchen and Bath International Exhibition, a popular smart home appliance application (guided home cooking) helped cooks cook with apps or built-in touch screens. Guided home cooking reminds chefs of the recipe-making process, provides accurate electronic measurements, and stirs at the right speed at the right time. Perhaps in the near future, smart appliances will be able to automatically select food in the refrigerator and send them to the oven for preheating.
The application of four types of smart connected devices, namely, entertainment interconnection, intelligent security, automatic lighting and environmental control, and smart home appliances, are changing our home life. These smart technologies make our lives more convenient and comfortable, but also make our homes safer and less expensive. It won't be long before the technology in those science fiction novels will enter the homes of ordinary people.