Smart homes are now a reality and they are getting better each day. Here, we are listing some of the possible enhancements smart homes will go through in 2018.
It is a matter of time when we start seeing privacy concerns for people living in a smart home. People residing in a smart home will be sharing their information on a digital platform that can be hacked one way or the other. The digital footprint we leave behind can be accessed by a hacker and our personal data can be manipulated for illegal activities. It would be a shame if someday a person hacks your social security number in spite of the sophisticated technology we use.
AI getting more jobs
Until now AI has been used as a mode of entertainment but 2018 can see its application in smart homes to a greater extent. AI can be applied to many new aspects like security and video monitoring. On a given day it can act as an entertainment source and used as a safety measure on the other. It can revolutionize the way we live in smart homes and can give life to many niche-based industries.
We will hit a point of technological advancement where your home will be able to sense the condition of every appliance being used. A time will come when your home will notify your service personnel as soon as it senses any problem in your home like a flickering light bulb.
For example, your interior heating system is about to break down. A notification will be sent to the service providers to visit your home and solve the problem before any massive damage occurs. It will eventually save you from hefty repair and installing charges to a great extent.
Energy saving homes
It is a fact that almost 15 percent of energy is wasted while it gets transferred from a power plant to your home. Imagine a device that would be able to eliminate the wastage and save a lot of electrical power. If all the homes in America have this device then we will be saving a lot of resources and decrease environmental harm. It would be great to have a device that generates electricity while it heats your home.
Demand of smart technology outside the home
When more and more people will get comfortable with living in a smart home they would demand smart roads, smart buildings and smart malls immediately. The technology will become cheaper and more accessible in near future which will let people enjoy the convenience of living in smart surroundings. They will eventually need technologically advanced environment which will bring up the concept of a smart world.
Better voice-controlled devices
Chatbots are a mainstay in smart homes and we will be witnessing better devices that will be able to capture different languages, dialects and accents without asking the user to pardon the command.
The future of smart homes looks bright and it seems that we will have to get accompanied to a new and better lifestyle pretty soon.
Originally posted 2018-01-24 10:02:20.