Technology and the idea of the ‘internet of things’ have been a growing consumer trend for a while now, but with the pandemic and its resulting lockdown putting a bunch of different people.
Around the globe inside their homes for the foreseeable, living and working remotely where possible, it’s now more important than ever.
Interested to find out more about smart home technology?
Want to start modernizing your home, but are unsure of where to start?
Here are some of the current smart home trends that you’ll want to watch in 2021, and consider adding to your home in order to make it run more efficiently and smoothly around your changing lifestyle.
Acting as the brain and connector between the majority of smart home and ‘IoT’ devices, voice-activated smart speakers.
Are one of the most important parts of a forward-thinking home setup, and perhaps the best place to start if you’re wanting to get up to speed with this sort of technology.
Looking forward to 2021, some of the best smart assistant speakers to go with include Amazon’s updated 2020 version of the Echo, which sports a futuristic.
Spherical look with improved omnidirectional sound and increased integration with other smart devices, and Apple’s HomePod speaker, which boasts stellar sound but perhaps at the expense of some advanced connectivity features.
Of course, these decisions all depend on the sort of product that you’re looking for in the home, but these devices overall will likely become ubiquitous in living rooms around the globe in the coming years, as more and more people adopt smart home technology.
A quick and simple addition to the home which can reap multiple different benefits, smart lighting is one of the most popular usages of smart home technology currently, and one that will continue to become more appealing and affordable as time goes on.
Not only are the LED bulbs provided by the likes of Philips in their leading Hue range more energy efficient than traditional filament lights.
But they can be fitted via the normal bayonet or screw fittings, and connect wirelessly to a hub and your internet in a pinch.
From there, not only can you play around with colours, changing the mood of a room in an instant if you fancy a splash of colour, but you can even set timers and automate the lighting, helping you with waking up in the morning and simulating natural light at a time where we may need it more than ever.
Did You Know?
Many different properties and developments across the globe are increasingly including smart technology throughout apartments during the construction phase, as it becomes popular and demanded fixture.
RWinvest, a leading property investment company with offices throughout the UK, offers smart lighting and security solutions (amongst other technology-driven perks) in their developments, appealing to the modern, city-focused tenant of the future.
Another factor of the home that can be largely automated and balanced around your lifestyle/schedule, smart heating thermostats, and systems can be extremely helpful not only in making sure your home.
Stays at the perfect temperature and conditions when needed, but also in saving you some money in the process, turning off when not needed and conserving energy.