The Smart Home Trends of 2020
By Space Coast Daily // June 3, 2020
Gone are the days when the idea of a smart home was out of sight and seemed unpractical. With passing years and advancements in technology, the idea is breathing life, and the homes are getting smarter.
As in 2020, there have been significant advancements in the automation of numerous elements inside homes. Incorporation of IoT devices, such as Google Home, Alexa, Apple Homepod have already made their way to most of the homes, which ultimately made it easier to control smart devices.
As of now, the average homeowners in America have begun adopting technology, and a report by S & P Market Intelligence reveals that around 12.5% of the USA households are considered ‘Smart’ and stats are increasing with each passing year. Moreover, the predictions are made by the researchers that the percentage is only going to increase and by 2021 it can reach 28%.
Another report suggested that the smart home automation market can expand to over $53 million by 2022. With the Incorporation of artificial intelligence, the homes are turning into places that can reduce most of the homeowners’ efforts, assist with the regular tasks, and make homes more energy-efficient.
Here are some of the latest smart home trends we are expecting to cross in 2020.
Assimilation of Home Automation Platforms
Most homeowners come across an issue with smart home devices is that the market is bristle with numerous operating systems.
The availability of multiple platforms confuses people and makes it difficult to choose the right product compatible with their needs and offer a seamless experience.
Well, most of a lot of confusion can be eliminated with the amalgamation of more protocols and home automation products, which ultimately makes the installation and operation quite easier.
Upsurging Artificial Intelligence in Smart Homes
With the help of the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence is further building up the capabilities of smart home appliances. The constant rise and usage of AI inside homes help homeowners with advancements in health. With the predictive competence of AI, the homeowners can develop and maintain healthier habits, while keeping a check on their health in real-time.
Thanks to the technology, AI is capable of recognizing the early warning signs of illness coming forward to the residents and helping with taking the right actions at the right time.
Ultimately, AI is giving a boost to the ‘smart wellness’ industry, which is expected to transcend $500 billion by 2023, flourishing at the rate of around 25% per year.
Upgraded Sensor Technology
Numerous IoT devices like smart thermostats are operated using sensors. But with the passing years as the technology is touching new heights, it is not wrong to expect upgrades and improvements in sensor technology, which can be used in numerous ways.
For instance, pest infestation can cause a serious disaster inside homes, but that can be controlled and if the homeowners are aware of pest presence. Yes, you read it right, the presence of pests can be detected with the help of devices equipped with sensors.
The homeowners can place these sensor-upgraded devices in high-risk areas, and take the appropriate actions on receiving the alerts from the devices.
The good news, these devices are already under development, which can reduce the risk of pest attacks to a high extent, which is expected to launch in 2020.
However, most smart homes are already equipped with various sensor devices in the area of safety, one of the most common examples is smoke detectors. With smoke detectors, the homeowners receive alerts in case of emergency or when the battery needs to be changed.
But the industry is expecting the spread of technology to other devices including HVAC Systems, hot water systems, electrical boxes, furnaces and more such areas, to alert the homeowners about the potential damages happening around and across the place.
Upgraded Kitchen Appliances
The kitchen is a crucial part of a home, no matter whether the home is smart or not. But since we are talking about smart homes, we have to say the kitchens are also receiving a lot of attention, and most homeowners are renovating kitchens to increase the resale value of their home.
The appliances being used in the kitchen are getting smart by the time. From induction stove to induction cooker, and smart refrigerator to crockpots, there are plenty of things already available in the place. Smart kitchen market appliances are already booming at a fast rate, and the homeowners can expect the launch of some voice-enabled devices.
Moreover, smart kitchen shelves will help you to keep track of pantry items, make the shopping list, and suggest recipes with the ingredients available.
Besides introducing high-end appliances and smart kitchen tools, the homeowners are actively looking for ways to make the kitchen a better place and hence are doing major investments in remodelling.
Well, some of the common things to breathe life to an outdated kitchen are painting the walls, getting professional cleaning tile and flooring and replacing outdated & creaky cabinets. If you are also thinking of remodeling this most crucial part of your home, get your kitchen inspiration here.
Smart furniture is another new trend in 2020. Numerous furniture brands across the world are coming up with smart sofas. Smart sofas can automatically adjust according to the comfort level of the person sitting on it, which can effectively eliminate much of your efforts to get comfortable on a sofa.
Adding tp sofas, furniture brands have released smart dressing tables and wardrobes, and the smart version of these furniture pieces are capable of organizing the clothes and accessories automatically. Moreover, these furniture pieces can also help you choose the hairstyle, outfit and makeup look. Amazing, isn’t it?
Sleep Number, a US-based manufacturer of Comfortaire mattress and other bedding accessories is working on developing a smart bed, which will automatically adjust to the sleep of the person. For instance, if the person is snoring, the bed will automatically raise the head. It will also have other advanced features, sending instant alerts if a child gets out of bed or sick.
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