Have you embraced the latest era of technology in your home? From exterior security to internal comfort and efficiency, connected smart devices are transforming how we manage and interact with our homes. The revolution doesn’t show signs of slowing either, with a current adoption rate of 45.8% expected to hit 98.8% by 2027.
Many new build homes across the UK now feature smart capabilities as standard, whilethe technology is helping drag older buildings into the modern age. And in an ever faster moving, more interconnected society, where environmental and financial considerations are priorities for most, they’re becoming integral to our lifestyles too.
If you’re not up to speed yet, delve into how smart home technology is enhancing daily living below.
The rise of smart home devices
While the early days of smart home technology were more limited, today we’re using a wide range of devices as part of our routines.
That ranges from voice assistants such as Amazon Alexas to smart thermostats, lighting and kitchen appliances. Smart security systems such as smart locks, video doorbells and motion sensors meanwhile are better protecting our homes.
Some of these devices are replacing older, less efficient models, while others are providing new functions that were not previously catered for.
Automating tasks for comfort and efficiency
So why are so many of us investing in smart home devices and installing them in our homes? While specific devices offer specific benefits, for many the overarching goal is enhanced efficiency. By automating simple everyday tasks, we’re able to make significant energy and time savings.
That could mean controlling your heating while at work for example, turning off or dimming lights without getting up from your seat, or wasting less water and electricity in a large household. They’re inherently customisable in response to your changing needs.
The connected home
Connectivity, powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) is a key driving factor behind the modern smart home. Rather than operating in isolation, smart devices are able to communicate and collaborate, working together to create a seamless, interconnected modern living environment.
As a user, you’ll typically have one smartphone or tablet app to get acquainted with. From here you can tap into the functions of devices all around your home!
What does the future hold?
Technology often advances at a rapid pace, and the future of smart home technology remains to be seen.
Artificial intelligence is likely to play a growing part in predictive analysis and personalisation, while sustainability solutions may evolve to reduce the considerable emissions from households. The possibilities are almost endless and have potential for great public and environmental change.
So if you’re yet to see or accept the power of smart home technology, there’s never been a better time to get on board.