Integrated and high-speed networks connecting the devices and enabling automation are on the verge of changing how we live. Smarter homes are on their way.
FREMONT, CA: Houses are not simple shelters anymore. Lifestyles have changed, and so have the houses we build for ourselves. Smart homes with smart devices and wireless network connectivity is the new norm. Technology users and home dwellers are now creating living spaces where there are multiple levels of automation and intelligent systems. These developments have to be backed up by simultaneous improvement in network capabilities and architecture. However, there have been many instances where connectivity is impaired.
The number of connected products might triple from 2018 to 2025 and reach around 75 billion devices installed worldwide as per reports published by Statista. This mandates a vigorous effort towards developing the network accordingly and coming up with network related solutions. Otherwise, the disruptions will keep increasing and make it frustrating for consumers. Interoperability is a concern that needs to be addressed. One expects the various devices to perform seamlessly, but as the technology comes from different vendors, integrating them becomes difficult. A unified control channel can be an effective solution in this case. Open platforms that enable a diverse range of linkages or appliances designed so as to make them compatible with integration platforms can make integration feasible and smart devices interoperable.
The Internet of things is one such disruptive technology in the smart home space. The technology is giving many innovative solutions that are helping to customize and configure smart home devices by connecting them to the internet and enabling better control. Smooth power connection is a must for unhindered functioning of devices. In a particular case, a company has devised a technology which supplies power to sensor-based appliances from a distance utilizing Wi-Fi signals.
A top priority of consumers looking for smart home devices is the ease of operation. Customers want technology that is not too complicated and can be easily set up. Durability also figures in the list. Advanced Wi-Fi capabilities and mesh networks can be instrumental in solving internal connectivity issues in homes.