4 Major Smart Home Trends for 2020

One seen as a far-off fantasy of the future, the smart home has become practically and financially feasible for the average person. Smart devices can make our homes easier, safer, and more even more affordable. The industry as a whole is experiencing massive growth — by 2025 the industry is projected to reach a combined value of around $174 billion. New technologies like AI and automation are also expected to play a major role in how smart technologies influence the home environment. Here’s 5 of the biggest trends for 2020 in the smart home industry.

1. Standardization

One of the least enjoyable parts about creating a smart house is the process of setup. There are tons of decisions that have to be made in terms of which devices to connect, not including the headache of calibrating and setting up devices to pair with your voice. When all is said and done, it can seem like smart house technology is more of a headache than a help. More and more smart home technology suppliers are making their devices compatible with devices from competitors — a major help in making smart homes easier to use.

2. Home robots

While the Roomba has become a home robotics icon, the availability of robots that serve practical household needs is increasing every day. Improvements in AI technology have made major improvements in the way that we interact with home robotics. Home robots are being developed that can handle tasks like cooking and cleaning — an area of major potential for the elderly and disabled. They also carry massive potential in terms of home security.

3. Home healthcare

While services like Lemonaid that make getting prescriptions from the comfort of your couch are becoming more popular, other advances in home healthcare technology are expected to rise with them. The Apple watch is currently able to monitor the wearer’s heartbeat patterns to watch for irregularities or issues; advancements in smart house technology can apply this same principle to make the user’s home more adept at solving medical problems.

4. Machine Learning

Machine learning can help artificial AI make decisions with user input, saving the user tons of time and effort. Some practical applications of this technology include refrigerators that can see what’s inside themselves and order products that are missing or low on supply.

So to wrap up this post, Smart houses are a promising industry for 2020. With the increasing in convenience and financial viability for these new technologies, there are certainty a number of opportunities for consumers and business alike to benefit.

ICT professional, author, serial Internet entrepreneur, investor, and of course, a smart home enthusiast!

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