What The 2016 CES Says About Smart Home of the Future
May 04, 2016
Smart home technology was everywhere at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Talk of it pervaded presentations, and the exhibition halls overflowed with gadgets promising to save you time, cut your energy consumption, or buy you peace of mind. While there are several inferences about future smart homes that could have been made from the smart home tech on display at CES, there are a few major takeaways that suggest the direction the smart home is taking.
Until a year or two ago, most of the developments in smart home technology were focused on lighting, entertainment, and security. As evidenced by the 2016 CES, the focus has shifted to include appliances. Refrigerators, dishwashers, and oven ranges were subjects of product launches or previews, and are all candidates for your first Phoenix smart home appliances.
Rise in Wearable Devices
Wearable tech is huge right now, and the opportunity to take advantage of this trend has not been lost on the home automation industry. Before long, you can expect to have as much control over your smart home from your smart watch or other wearable tech gadget as you do from your smartphone.
Advanced Security Cameras
Year after year, we’ve seen huge gains in the smart home security industry. At this year’s CES, security camera purveyor Netatmo advertised its facial recognition technology, which can distinguish not only between people’s faces, but also pets and cars. Receive alerts that a strange car or unknown dog is on your property while you’re out running errands. How’s that for advanced technology?
If you have a state-of-the-art smart home, you can already get your air conditioning running from the office. How would you like to be able to tell your car to start from your kitchen? Or command your TV to start recording a program while driving home from work? A partnership between Amazon Echo and Ford’s Sync Connect suggests that this is something many people who drive cars and own smart homes will be able to do before long.
Do you aspire to have one of the more advanced smart homes on your block? Get a.head start by working with a Phoenix smart home installation and wiring professional. Call Integrated IO at (480) 836-1446 to get started.