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Top Trends in Smart Home Technology

Top Trends in Smart Home Technology

Technology has impacted almost every facet of our lives, especially the rise of Internet usage in the home. This has brought about opportunities for consumers to control products within their homes using mobile devices.

Linear actuators (see more on the page) play an important role in creating a linear motion to the system being used, and, therefore, making it possible for the system to move in different directions on a straight line. The movement is achieved through the use of a signal triggered by some source of power. Motion systems also allow a load to move in either a linear or rotational stage. Therefore, this technology has been incorporated in most home appliances as discussed below.

One of the developments is the Amazons Alexa that enables an individual to manage some of their household items by simply uttering a command. It has also led to the development of other voice controllable devices such as thermostats, music systems, and lights.

In terms of networking, nice-looking devices have been developed that can be kept in the open. A good example is a nice-looking Wi-Fi router that can even be kept in the kitchen instead of hiding it in a closet. The device provides a better network coverage when left in the open.

Monitoring indoor atmospheric condition for substances such carbon dioxide has been made easy through the use of devices that have sensors. The sensors are designed to trigger systems to expel bad air from a room and introduce a clean one. The Aprilaires’ thermostat creates a comfortable environment by factoring the outdoor climate and humidity levels.

The changes in smart homes tech have led to the existence of motorized shades whereby an individual can get different window shades in regard to their requirements. Windows are made differently and therefore, individuals can have them covered for security purposes, beauty or privacy. Manufacturers have developed solutions to this in their products.

The effects of constructing outdoor living space are that entertainment has become more fun with an increased demand for outdoor TVs. As a result, most of the TV manufacturers have cut down the TV’s prices hence making them affordable to most of the families. The trend is expected to continue.

New ways of enjoying videos have been innovated by screen manufacturers in order to keep up with the modern designs. Some of the technologies like short throw projectors enable one to create a home theater in the small available spaces. The traditional home theaters require a lot of space which is not available in the modern designs. Floating screens are a good example of this technology.

In addition, manufacturers are also developing smart home items suitable for low-income individuals. Touch panels have also come back in the market and, unlike iPads, they are made to efficiently handle one task at a time in managing smart devices. Manufacturers are also providing consumers with additional information on their websites thus making it possible for an individual to handle system upgrades. In turn, this eliminates the need for a professional.

Concisely, the smart home technology is changing day by day and becoming affordable to most individuals. Therefore, it is the obligation of the manufacturer to ensure that there is enough coordination in all the components of their systems. As a result, this will make it easy for homeowners to purchase devices that can send signals to one another like the lights communicating to the security system.



    Kunbi Tinuoye
    Kunbi Tinuoye
    Kunbi Tinuoye is the founder and CEO of UrbanGeekz. Previously, she worked as a News Correspondent for NBC’s theGrio. Prior, she was a senior broadcast journalist for the BBC in London. Tinuoye currently sits on the SXSW Pitch Advisory Board and CES Conference Advisory Board. She is a key player in the Atlanta tech startup ecosystem and serves as a mentor for Comcast NBCUniversal’s The Farm Accelerator. Tinuoye has received several awards and accolades, including being honored with a Resolution from the Georgia Legislative.