Technology is advancing with every passing day and owning a smart home is becoming a necessity. In the past, smart homes were considered to be part of a luxurious lifestyle. But today, they have become a crucial part of our lives. Smart home automation allows you to tap into high-tech functionality and luxury that wasn’t possible in the past.
As technology development continues to expand, so will the possibilities for consumer home automation to make life easier and more enjoyable. You might consider smart home automation as a nifty way to keep up with the latest technology, or an opportunity for homeowners to show off, but there are some amazing (and indisputably) practical advantages to home automation. But now coming this far, the main question is, what exactly might be the future of smart home technology.
Future of Smart Home Technology
Smart home technology is spreading all over the globe due to its obvious uses; including in India. We are literally at the apex of a digital revolution with the internet and smartphones being accessible to the masses throughout cities, small towns, villages, etc.
The market is expected to reach a staggering $1 trillion by 2025; which is more than half of the Indian GDP of today. The sheer volume of internet subscribers and mobile phone users puts the country of billions into contention for the global IoT boom. The technology fits perfectly well in India. This is mainly because, it is based on the concept that everything around should be electronically integrated and interconnected; which is perfect because of the large Indian population. As an Indian, you obviously want to adopt a system into your life using which you can easily control the whole house of joint families, with a few taps on your smartphone.
IoT provides the homeowner’s tonnes of options when it comes to security, comfort, energy-saving opportunities, convenience, and ease. Connectivity is gaining a lot of economic traction in industrial applications. Smart home solutions are pegged to comfort and convenience.
Considering the advancement in this field and the new startups related to it we see every single day, it’s hard to predict where this market is going. Are there going to be more drastic advancements? Are there going to be more companies selling the same products?
Well, as mentioned, it is hard to predict. Personal assistant devices such as Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Apple HomePod are currently the trend of smart home technologies. One of the vital reasons for their success has been the element of “voice control” as a control interactive medium for the consumer.
However, the main obstacle facing smart home technology is integration. If the TV taught us anything, it’s that people hate handling multiple remote controls. So if we consider where we already are and what problems we are still facing in this new smart home world; it will be right to say that we still have a lot to do. When we look at the smart home technology of the future; technologies would have become a cross-platform to provide complex decision-making solutions while increasing device capabilities.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning will take on responsibilities like predicting and automating important tasks of our daily lives. From avoiding traffic on the road to the perfect temperature settings for your home; everything will become seamless background tasks of the modern world. Yes, it’s true that we have already advanced a lot in the field of making our machines ‘intelligent’; but, there is much more work that needs to be done to make this technology so noticeable that it becomes a part of us.
Smart home technology in the future will see a convergence between hardware and software that not only controls the day to day usage of your home but also enables homeowners to be smarter in all their decisions.
We can say that these technologies are going to be with us for a long time, and their focus will continue to be convenience and efficiency. With time smart homes will become an integral part of the lifestyle. And that’s when more consumers will adopt home automation. While the current solutions seem to be focused on gathering data and simple control of appliances; the future holds unseen possibilities with machine learning, NLP (natural language processing) etc. All of this will lead to a very powerful Artificial Intelligence and thus will empower every consumer.