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Are you building the house of the future today? You're not alone. Analysts expect a $ 15.23 billion growth in smart home technology by 2025. But which technologies will prevail? And which ones will disappear in the dark in the coming year? Because of their practicality, we expect here those that we will see in many more homes in the next few years.
1. Smart speakers
These are already an integral part of many households. We can assume that this will continue to be the case as these devices become compatible with more smart home technologies so that you can control your home automatically and by voice. But we expect the playing field to expand. In the US, a lot of people know Google and Amazon. But LG and Samsung are quickly gaining market share.
2. WiFi smart plugs
Smart plugs give you more control over devices and lighting in your home to regulate power consumption, ambience and security. You can control them with the app or a voice activated assistant like Alexa. In addition to improving home automation, smart plugs can pinpoint where you use vampire (standby) power. These are the power consumers when they are plugged in but not switched on. Experts estimate the average household Spends around $ 130 a year on this "unspent" energy, but some households consume a lot more. Another great benefit of smart plugs is that they help you find energy guzzling devices so you can make a more energy efficient device choice when that device is on the way. Or you might decide to dump it in a yard sale now and reduce your home's carbon footprint.
3. Smart mailboxes
Smart mailbox technology can retrofit a conventional mailbox with intelligent sensors that notify you via the inbox. Or you can go all out with a special parcel mailbox to outsmart veranda pirates.
There are many benefits to knowing exactly when your mail will be delivered:
- Know the best time to dump outbound packets
- Find out when is the best time to meet your delivery driver in person
- Receive a letter you expected once it arrives (if you work from home)
- Avoid leaving perishable goods in a hot or cold mailbox
- Receive larger packages safely with some models
- Identify and document a discrepancy between tracking and actual delivery.
4. Smart thermostats
In some parts of the country, as much as 27% of the family budget goes to heating and cooling the house. Anything you can do to reduce these expenses is important. Like smart plugs, smart thermostats can help you see where and when you're wasting money. Do you turn the thermostat too low in the summer on vacation or at work (outside your home)? A smart thermostat will help you recognize this. Did you forget to drop the temperature a few degrees before going to work? You can fix this remotely on your phone or laptop. These are just a few Advantages of the intelligent thermostat.
5. Smart locks
Surprisingly, it takes so long for them to catch on. Smart locks allow you to check, lock and unlock your door remotely. They can notify you if your teen has come home from school or if they violate house rules while you are at work. Some locks use RFID key fobs (similar to those used on pet doors) to unlock the door for you when you arrive so you don't have to fumble for a key with your hands full. Or you can open the door with your voice on your smartphone.
6. Intelligent leak detector and shutdown
Smart leak detectors do exist, but they keep getting better, so we expect them to be due to the outrageous costs associated with undetected leaks – rotting planks and supports, damaged floors, black mold, etc. These smart devices notify you of a possible leak and can be fully integrated into your other smart home or security system technology. You can't just spot leaks. In fact, some devices have the ability to temporarily shut off this leaky pipe to avoid sudden water damage from a burst pipe or a pipe infiltrated by roots.
7. Smart robotic vacuum cleaners
Like other smart technologies, these have been around for several years. But the technology is getting better. Use your voice to start cleaning or set your robotic vacuum cleaner to clean on a schedule. It does its job and then returns to its base to recharge itself, which minimizes the work you need to do. If you have pets that have dandruff or young children who are prone to clutter, this is a great way to keep your space cleaner in between major cleanings. Extend the amount of time you can enjoy a clean space without constantly cleaning.
Like all intelligent technologies, robotic vacuums take some of the monotony out of life and save you time and often money.