A smart home has deeply penetrated all fields of home life, intelligent new models are constantly emerging, and human beings are entering the “smart house” era!
A smart home is a product of the Internet’s influence, in which various home devices are connected through the Internet of Things technology to realize the connection of everything in the physical scene of the home and the humanistic environment of the home and are controlled by a terminal or induction system. By building a system solution of intelligent services, integrating automation systems, computer network and network communication, and other high-tech technologies for the home, ultimately making the family life more healthy, low-carbon, intelligent, comfortable, safe, and convenient.
What is the future of the smart home?
Touch control will become a popular control method of smart home through an intelligent touch control screen to achieve intelligent control of the home’s interior for lighting, electrical appliances, curtains, security, monitoring, access control, etc.
Smartphones will become the most important mobile intelligent control terminal of smart home in the future. Through the smart home APP of the smartphone, realize remote monitoring and control of the home interior, guest image confirmation, and remote opening of air conditioner and heater equipment. For example, smart door locks, smart light bulbs, smart light strips, etc.
Wireless and wired control systems will be seamlessly combined, with a wired control system in the main area and wireless control system in the small area, which will be the future development direction of the smart home control system and technology.
The development direction of the smart home
A smart home will become the home version of the Internet of Things. Achieving mutual communication of all objects inside the home will be the future development direction of a smart home.
Smart home systems will be smart city systems, buildings, and districts. To achieve seamless connection, all the smart home systems will be compatible to achieve seamless control linkage.
How to choose the smart home system?
Don’t just pursue the most advanced technology when choosing a smart home system solution. First, consider whether this solution meets your home environment and needs. The following three principles can be considered key points.
Different countries or regions have different regulations for product communication standards, so you should first ensure that the smart home system solution meets the relevant product communication regulations in your location.
Secondly, you should understand the expandability or expansion of the system to ensure that the systems or products from different manufacturers are compatible and interconnected.
Finally, it would help if you considered whether the relevant technology’s transmission distance, speed, and power consumption meet your home environment and needs.
Whether a smart home system’s wiring installation is simple or not is directly related to the installation time, cost, scalability, and maintenance cost, so purchasing a system with simple wiring will be a wise choice for most users.
In addition to the complicated wiring and expensive cost, the user experience is also relatively poor for smart home systems using wired technology. The use of wireless sensor technology and the combination of mobile Internet technology smart home systems can significantly improve the above problems, so the overall user experience is enhanced. Therefore, wireless control systems/products are now the mainstream smart home market everywhere.
Users should pay attention to the connection security of the smart home system: in addition to understanding whether the degree of encryption of its home wireless network is sufficient. On the other hand, users should also consider whether the services connected to the cloud platform are safe and reliable.
In terms of hardware, it is important to know whether each sub-system and product can cope with 24-hour operation 365 days a year, and it is best to ask the factory to provide relevant test reports for reference. Users in tropical areas and cold places in the north should pay attention to whether the products will be affected by the temperature and significantly reduce their performance or service life.
A smart home’s advantage lies in controlling the entire home’s living environment rather than controlling a single product. Its core lies in the intelligent control system. Through the intelligent gateway, we can realize the control of any device in the home. At the same time, lighting, curtains, home appliances, and other products can greatly facilitate our life, which is the charm of a smart home.