5 Home Automation Trends to Lookout for in 2017
The future of technology is here and the home is not being put in the background, it’s at the forefront of those wanting to integrate technology into their lives to make it easier and safer for your family. There are many things coming about but a few stick out at the top.
This is not your TV remote, this is control over your home remotely, generally from your smartphone or tablet. When you are on vacation you will have the ability to set your alarm system, turn on lights, see who is at the door via cameras, etc. Having control of your home from far away can definitely be handy and keep you feeling safe when you are out.
Your Home Knows You and Learns your Habits
This sounds like we are in the future, and we are. Many devices now are capable of learning your habits, remembering them, and acting accordingly. One example is what Nest offers, a thermostat that changes the temperature and learns your likes and dislikes, times for changes and everything. This is a nice feature that will help you save energy and money (as the temperature will automatically adjust based on the preferences you have shown it). There are also smart bulbs, which if you are accustomed to waking up to that 5am alarm and turning on the light the system will sense that and start doing so, without you have to move a finger. That could help with those early mornings.
Home automation trends can be seen all over the world of appliances. You’ve seen the commercials, there is a refrigerator that is wirelessly connected to your life, what you put it in, and what you need. It can track how long foods have been in there, allow others to write notes and add to the shopping list, and you can see inside while you are away (so now you know when the milk container is in the fridge but empty). It’s about making life easier, and with schedules that are always colliding and overlapping, the shopper is bound to get into the store without the list, which you can now get from your fridge directly. Other appliances that are being made “smart” are ovens, slow cookers, and I’m sure there are others down the pike as well waiting to be unveiled.
Robotic Home Automation Trends
We aren’t talking about sentient beings, but ones that can help out with chores around the home. Recently there was a concept about a laundry folder that irons too which would help out many busy parents. There are already robots that clean the floors (and can now do both hardwood cleaning), lawn mowers that can handle the task on its own after being programmed to stay in the yard, alarms that don’t allow you to snooze them so you must get up. Soon they will have ones to cook for you as well. But this is one of the biggest trends to help people get things done without sacrificing time with their families or work.
When it comes to 2017 home automation trends, This one is something that society is already becoming accustomed to. With the advancement of Amazon’s Echo, Google’s Dot, and Apple’s HomePod anything is possible. You can ask them to order you a pizza, make a phone call (as long as you are connected to your device), turn the lights off, etc. Asking for directions as well is nothing new. Think about the benefits of having voice activated technology that can connect to your thermostat which you can now change without taking your hands out of the chicken you are cooking. Voice control will connect everything in your life with a few simple words.
Life is set to get much easier as homes step into the future. Next we’ll see robots that cook your meals and have them ready for when you get home. If you are interested in upgrading your home it’s essential to speak with a professional to see what options are available to you.