What’s Coming in Smart Home Technology
Home-based technology has evolved at a rapid rate over the past couple of decades, and there is no denying that the concept of a smart home is something that excites us all. Those evolutions have already enhanced all aspects of our home lives, from chores to entertainment, and will continue to do so in the coming years thanks to a host of new and emerging technologies.
Here are five that are starting to find their way into the modern home, and will continue to transform our homes for the better.
PointGrab’s PointSwitch Technology
If you can’t be bothered with the hassle of walking over to appliances and using remotes, PointGrab’s PointSwitch technology is for you. It is now possible to control a number of devices simply by pointing at them. It’s like taking the old clap sensor lighting to a whole new level, and can be used to turn on TVs, Radios and various gadgets. Unleash your inner Bruce Almighty, and home entertainment will never be the same again.
Home Chat Messaging
The idea of conversing with your home 20 years ago would’ve sounded crazy but Alexa and other devices have moved the goalposts. The latest addition, however, comes from LG’s range of smart appliance. You can have text message conversations with the fridge, robotic vacuum, or washing machine. Whether it’s completing house chores while you’re not even at home or ensuring that you don’t forget groceries, this will transform your life for the better.
LED lighting isn’t only a great way to make the home energy efficient. It can now be integrated into carpets and other flooring types, resulting in light patterns as you walk along them. While currently most commonly seen in hotels and public buildings, homeowners can embrace this technology with relative ease. In addition to flooring, it can be added to various pieces of furniture, bringing character and excitement to otherwise bland and boring spaces.
While modern homes are blessed with exciting features, the fundamental elements should remain a priority for all. The windows are very much among the most important aspects as they impact the look, lighting, and insulation. Smart Glass allows you to switch between translucent and opaque at the touch of a button. This naturally provides greater control from an interior design viewpoint while it can also lower your energy bills in the process. Perfect.
Fingerprint technology has been used in commercial spaces for many years, but is now becoming quite common for homeowners too. Whether it’s restricting access to the property or stopping kids from entering the home office or cellar doesn’t matter. With fingerprint reading solutions, you’ll have no concerns about misplacing keys while you also know that others can’t suddenly find the key and get in.
All in all, smart technology is still evolving at a rapid rate, and several of the above items are likely to enter your living spaces before you know it. Frankly, there’s never been a more exciting time to be a homeowner.