This is the second post in our series on Home Automation Trends in 2019. If you missed the first edition, be sure and check it out! If you’re intrigued by all of the talk around smart home technologies, you’re not alone. As leading Vancouver electrical contractors, we hear from homeowners regularly who want to learn about adapting smart home tech into their everyday lives.
Whether you’re ready to invest in home automation or you’re still trying to decide if it’s for you, we encourage you to consider how the following technologies can make your life a little easier and maybe even a little healthier.
While voice automation has been around for a while, the adaption rate of these technologies is quite remarkable. In fact, more than 100 million smart speakers have sold since they first came on the market. Not only are more people using these in their homes than ever before, they are getting smarter. These devices can serve as the main artery of your smart home setup and you’re likely to find that more and more of your devices and apps are connecting seamlessly with them. If you don’t already have a voice activated smart home device, this can be a great way to enter the exciting world of home automation.
Smart lighting is all the rage in 2019. These ‘human-centric’ lighting systems can be set to sync with your circadian rhythm to create indoor lighting that mimics the natural light our bodies crave. This exciting technology is intended to help you feel more alert and energized throughout the day, now that’s something we can all use!
Not only are smart lights helping improve our health, smart air purifiers are another trend this year. Equipped with sensors to assess air quality and detect pollutants in real-time, these next generation air purifiers eliminate airborne particles and make smart homes even healthier.
Smart TVs are another technology that has been around for quite some time. However, the latest developments in smart TV technology are taking things to a new level. These next generation TVs not only boast the most advanced displays we have seen yet, they also connect with technologies such as Google Assistant, enabling you to order groceries right from your couch.
The Growth of AI
AI is yet another buzzword we’re all used to hearing but many of us still aren’t quite sure what it’s all about. AI is the ability of all of our smart devices to get even smarter by learning to become more useful. All of the smart gadgets and devices in your home are programed to gather data and even work together. This includes your smart thermostat adjusting when you leave the house or your lighting system adjusting according to time of day. The potential for AI is impossible to comprehend. However, by using smart technology, from a phone to a speaker, you’re already benefiting from it!
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These are just a few examples of the popular trends in home automation we will be seeing more and more of in the coming months and years. If you’re intrigued, we encourage you to contact us today! Allow one of our Vancouver electrical contractors to help you determine which smart devices are right for your lifestyle and which might not be worth the investment. From smart appliances to intuitive lighting systems, we’ve got the know how to help you bring your home into the 21st century. Let’s get started!