Over the years, smart home technology has been getting… well… smarter. Advancements are coming faster now than ever. The question stands though, which gadgets are going to stick and are worth including in your smart home? In this article, we will be looking at the 2019 trends for smart home technology so that you know which technology to take to the bank!
ALEXA GETS EVEN MORE POWERFUL
Alexa voice control has been a stable platform for solutions such as door locks, audio, and video systems, lighting, security, window shades, and many other smart home systems. Alexa is expected in 2019 to integrate with even more door lock systems, toilets, and toys. Toilets you may say? “Alexa, flush!” Maybe useful… Either way, new Alexa features are coming, so if Alexa isn’t already a part of your smart home setup, perhaps it should be!
HOME SECURITY AND MONITORING
Home security is gaining a lot of ground with smart doorbells that have cameras integrated into them. And who doesn’t like watching these doorbell videos on YouTube? In 2019, be ready for the ability to connect additional cameras to these systems and to integrate them into the smart home systems more than ever. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming an essential part of home security as well including facial recognition and even “drone security guard” integration.
In addition to the home security technology of the future, smart home monitoring is becoming more powerful than ever! Systems that monitor the air quality of your home, as well as to detect water leaks, make your home smarter and safer than ever!
APPLIANCES ARE GETTING SMARTER – WE’RE BEYOND A FRIDGE WITH A SCREEN ON IT
It wasn’t long ago that we were presented with refrigerators that have screens on them. In 2019, we will see applications for those screens that make your kitchen even smarter. Such apps will help you in the kitchen including recipes that only feature ingredients contained in your refrigerator. Washing machines that have auto detergent dispensers are also on the rise as well as apps that become our personal sous chef or helper in the laundry room, making practical use of our smart tech.
ROBOTS ARE HELPING OUT MORE THAN EVER – BUT THEY ALL DON’T LOOK LIKE ROBOTS
At the end of the day, a robot doesn’t need to have arms, legs, and a witty personality to be a robot. They just need to be a device that can perform multiple functions automatically, and in 2019, we’re seeing a lot more of those types of devices hitting the market. Better robotic vacuum cleaners and cooking devices are at the top of the heap. We are seeing more vacuum cleaners that can sweep, empty dirt, and charge themselves automatically than ever before.
Smart countertop ovens are also gaining popularity that can perfectly cook a three-course meal automatically. Also gaining popularity in the home are ovens that connect to Alexa. You can ask Alexa to preheat the oven or turn off the stove for you when you’re busy doing something else.
Robots are also making an impact on the laundry room, with devices that will fold your clothes for you. Washers and dryers are also connecting to Alexa, enabling you to ask how much time is left on a load of clothes as well as other commands.
What technology is right for you and your smart home? By choosing robust and industry-standard platforms, you can add on as your needs change or as new supporting technology emerges. Ask the Capital Technology Group about your smart home needs today.
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