Editor’s Note: The following guest post comes from Lucy Rogan, a freelance writer and editor. This article will share about Lucy‘s perspectives on how IoT and other smart technologies will revolutionize our home.
In less than two years, by the time 2020 rolls in, there are expected to be more than 25 billion smart devices according to research firm Gartner. John Chambers,outgoing CEO of Cisco further proclaimed (somewhat brazenly) that there will be in excess of 50 billion connected devices online within the next couple of years. Whichever way you choose to look at it, the Internet of Things (IoT) will undoubtedly continue to revolutionize our homes and our lives in countless ways, impacting how we secure our properties, communicate with our devices and age in place within our homes.
Aging in place made easy
It is predicted that there will be more than 72 million people older than 65 living in North America alone by 2030. Thanks to the IoT, it is becoming increasingly easier for seniors to age safely in place. A range of smart kitchen gadgets such as cookers and coffee makers can all make a home increasingly accessible for an aging population. The Behmor Coffee Maker uses an application designed by DADO that allows you to control the entire brewing process from your Android or Apple device. It furthermore boasts accurate brewing within a single degree of the set temperature with temperature calibration that includes elevation above sea level. Other coffee makers to look out for include the Smarter Coffee 2nd Generation and the Philips Saeco GranBaristo Avanti.
Smart security systems improve personal safety
Thanks to the IoT, it has become fairly straightforward to monitor your home from almost anywhere. Most smart security systems, including locks, doorbells, and cameras, can be easily customized to suit your personal needs and boasts Z-Wave/ZigBee compatibility and voice assistant compatibility via Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Where devices such as the Samsung Smart Door Lock are some of the most sought-after at present times, we can expect to see more revolutionary innovation such as the Amaryllo outdoor security robot that not only provides a 360-degree view of your perimeter but also offers real-time tracking, ensuring that any intruder is captured in the crystal-clear video feed. The Amaryllo AR3, for instance, features 256-bit encryption technology, the same security level as employed by the military.
Digital assistants will get an overhaul
Virtual assistants as we know them are undergoing a major makeover, moving away from the familiar speaker format to be readily integrated into a number of household items such as mirrors, refrigerators, and even shower heads. The Allview Smart Mirror, which makes use of Zigbee technology and has a Quad-Core processor, allows you to control all the smart devices within your home. It automatically turns on when someone is nearby and identifies individual touches through 10 pressure points. The interface has dedicated health, entertainment, and smart home sections and promises to give market giants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home a worthy run for their money.
Smart technology will never be reminiscent of science fiction movies again. While it may be hard to predict exactly to what extent IoT will influence our lives in years to come. it is fairly easy to assume that the technological advances will benefit us in countless ways.
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