Notable Trends in Home Automation in 2021
Live Better in 2021 with Smart Home Technology
The new year is a great time to put aside the old and look forward in anticipation for all that the year might have in store. If we learned anything from last year, it’s 365 days in which anything could happen. With that comes the hope of much possibility, and one thing that we look forward to is what trends and technology will rise in the new year.
This may not be the year we get flying cars, but it will have many exciting things to look forward to, and some of those you can have right in your own home in Fort Myers Beach and surrounding areas. The technology in the home automation industry has taken leaps and bounds in the last decade and continues on the same path to make the home automation experience more intuitive and convenient than ever.
Whole-Home Data Sharing
It seems everything is connected these days, so why shouldn’t your home be? One notable trend in home automation is the increased data sharing among devices and systems. With more advanced and intuitive automation systems, appliances like your refrigerator can assess what groceries you need and have Alexa order them. Or perhaps you have set a goal to reduce energy consumption and lower your electricity bill by 20% this month. Through your Crestron Home automation system, you can program your lighting and HVAC systems to adjust settings to meet these goals automatically. They can intuitively change when levels are being met and communicate across devices to meet your comfort needs.
More Customization and Efficiency
As kids, many of us wanted a robot like Rosie from the old cartoon The Jetsons. She cooked and cleaned and took care of the dog and talked to the entire family like a person. While we might not be ready to have a Rosie in our homes, we can get close with artificial intelligence.
AI's real beauty is that with a sophisticated automation system like Control4, you can program your home’s devices on schedules, and AI will learn your preferences and needs. This will allow it to make adjustments in the best interest of the family. For example, if you like to keep the house at a crisp 68 degrees, but your house guest adjusts their thermostat, AI can observe when the room is no longer occupied and adjust the temperature back to your preferences. AI can also turn on lights and music when you pull into the driveway, prepping your home for your arrival. The possibilities are endless.
Improved Security for Home Networks
Another trend in home automation is the need for additional security for home networks. We all are aware of the firewalls and passwords and security hoops you have to jump through at work to keep company servers safe from intruders. With sophisticated home automation systems on home networks, home network equipment manufacturers understand the need for robust security solutions that not only prevent viruses and malware that but ensure the integrity and consistency across all applications and transactions within your system and allow for efficient management for sharing information across all devices.
Live better in 2021 with home automation and a home network that supports your growing smart home. Our team at AVL Pro would love to help you on your next project. To get started, contact us here or call 239-593-6455.