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10 Smart Home Trends to Watch in 2022 and Beyond

Gone are the days when smart home technology was reserved only for the luxurious lifestyle. These days, smart home technology is quite a common feature adopted by many home buyers before or after buying their homes.

Smart home devices save your time and make various activities within your house simpler and hassle-free. With time, several smart devices have been introduced, and the demand for such devices is on the rise. With an increasing number of these devices, diverse variations and features are introduced every season. Moreover, smart devices for the home have become an essential part of the lifestyle that benefits homeowners as they add a lot of convenience making your life a lot simpler.

Since homeowners expectations from smart home technology keep increasing, it is very important for the vendors, consumers, property managers, and even developers to understand what makes the smart home smart & understand what the latest trends are and something that can transform a home to a smart home. Let us look at the top 10 smart home trends in 2022 that homeowners must consider when buying their own house.

Smart Home Security

Home Security

Having a home security system is the best way for homeowners to feel much safer and reduce their insurance premiums. However, tech companies have taken home security to another level with solutions like motion sensor lights, video doorbells, and cameras connected to the cloud as a part of this system. In addition, most security systems are integrated with your smartphone via an app, which translates to you having a check on your home on the move.

Intelligent Lighting System

Intelligent Lighting System

Intelligent lighting systems at some point in time used to be extremely expensive. However, today smart lighting solutions are much more accessible and way more advanced than they used to be a few years ago. Today Smart lights which could include light bulbs, LED strips, designer lights, etc., can be integrated with smart speakers, and one can switch them on and off with voice commands. The technology has reached a point where you can program the lights to switch on or off at a specific time of the day and remotely control the lights from outside your home with the help of your smartphone. Today, various smart light solutions are available; for example, there are lights in which you can choose from millions of colours and program them for activities like reading, lounging, etc. These lights also save on power consumption as you can put them on and off as you please, irrespective of whether you are home or not.

Smart Home Automation

Home Office Automation

The pandemic has changed our lifestyle significantly. A significant change observed in the past year is that individuals and teams have transitioned to working from home remotely. This has given rise to multiple office automation solutions that people have integrated into their homes. Smart devices such as smart air filtration systems, smart air conditioners, noise-cancelling windows, etc., are some solutions people have integrated into their homes. In addition, these rooms serve various other purposes, including remote classrooms for children and study spaces for students taking digital classes.

Smart Home Appliances

Smart Appliances

Autonomous control, gesture control, and voice control are some features of modern smart home appliances. These smart appliances extend to the bathrooms and kitchen. For example, ovens and microwaves with cameras will be accessible and let you monitor the food when it is cooking. Air conditioners where you can set the temperature according to the hour of the day, Fridges with cameras inbuilt where you can see what food you have stocked, etc. Today while we talk about smart appliances, these are still comparatively expensive. However, it’s only a matter of time that these too become more accessible.

Home Assistant

Home Assistants

Another common smart home device is the home assistant i.e. smart speakers. These are a must if you plan on converting your home to a smart home, as you can connect and program various smart devices to the smart speaker and control them via a single platform. Smart home devices like Smart AC, Smart bulbs, Smart TV, Robot vacuum cleaners can be connected and operated via smart speakers. The best part is that these smart speakers are not very expensive either!

Energy-Saving Home Devices 

Today, home appliance manufacturers are paying a lot of attention to energy-efficient devices, and even homeowners consider the energy efficiency of a device/appliance before buying them. A simple way to check the energy efficiency of an appliance and a device in India is checking the ISEER rating. In recent years, individuals and families are focusing more on 4or 5 stars ISEER rated appliances than 2 or 3 stars ones. Although appliances/devices with 4 or 5 stars ISSER rating are more expensive than those rated 2 or 3 stars, these devices help save on power consumption, which translates to money saved, especially if you plan on using the appliance regularly for a long time.

Wearable Devices

Wearable Smart Devices & Healthcare Devices

Preventative healthcare innovations like telemedicine and wearable smart devices are letting people adopt a healthier lifestyle. Smartwatches and other wearable smart devices have come of age, and today they are not just used to monitor activity. Instead, they are sophisticated to monitor your heart rate, sleep schedule, nutrition, etc. Some smartwatches have the capability to perform electrocardiograms i.e. ECG. Who would have imagined that a device so sophisticated would be the size of a watch and could be worn on your wrist?

Smart Home Sensors

Smarter sensors

Smart sensors are at the core of the smart home experience. Today, security systems are integrated with motion sensors for better home security. Also, homes are fitted with motion sensors as a lifestyle solution to assist in turning on lights and other devices in a room when someone is present. This not only helps in making life simpler but also helps in saving on power consumption. In addition, other security systems like smoke detectors, glass break/window breach sensors, etc. are standard features in homes today.

Network Security & Broadband Speed

Internet service providers and telecommunication companies recognise the need for smart homes. They, too, consistently have been improving internet coverage and speed across the country so that individuals and families can convert their homes to smart homes. Also, internet and network security and maintaining the privacy of their consumers is a priority for ISPs and Telecom companies.

Emergence of AI 

Smart devices and appliances have become very advanced in recent years. Devices like smart speakers are integrated with AI (Artificial Intelligence) & Machine Learning, enabling them to learn from user behaviour and help in programming smart devices across the home with minimal intervention from the homeowners. Things like what time the homeowners come home from work, what time they turn the Air Conditioner on, what time the lights need to be turned on are tasks that the smart devices are capable of performing autonomously.

Get Complete Control With You 

It is established that smart home devices provide easy and quick access to your home, even when you are not home. Everything can be controlled via a smartphone. All one needs to do is install the right applications!

Moreover, modern innovations bring solutions to simplify one’s life. For example, they provide the possibility of setting up a particular schedule beforehand and monitoring its performance.

Today, smart gadgets and devices are a lot more affordable and accessible, and it’s the perfect time to take the first step towards converting your home to a smart home!

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