You take pride in inviting your friends over to your house on the weekends, and your home is now hailed as the hang out spot among your friend circle. The living room bustles with sounds coming from your television when your friends get together. However, you can’t help but feel like something is missing from these gatherings—could it be that your entertainment center is too dated? If you’re still not using a flat-screen television or you don’t own a set of speakers yet, then it’s time for an upgrade.
You know about smart homes, and you’re most likely living in one. Have you ever pictured your office benefiting from smart home technology? What started off as a futuristic concept is now an attainable reality that you and your employees can take advantage of. From 2015-2017, the number of smart homes increased from 17 million to 29 million, according to data from McKinsey Quarterly. That growth is only projected to keep increasing, with experts predicting that the smart home market will surpass $158 billion by the year 2022. It’s no longer just homeowners who are making use of smart home automation, now you can also use smart home technology at your company’s office.
Smart technology is no longer limited to your phone—it’s everywhere. The latest home trends all incorporate smart home technology, which is designed to make your day-to-day life fun and easy to navigate. Smart homes aren’t necessarily new, they have existed since the 1920s. The first smart home technology that was developed are the appliances that are staples to our homes today. Smart home technology came to be with the advent of the vacuum cleaner. The next two decades introduced the television, washer, and dryer. Although we no longer perceive these appliances as “smart,” they were innovative during this time period. Now, these are items that your home can’t do without.
The creation of a smart home is personal and layered. Every homeowner can go about it in their own way and in their own timing. Maybe you want to get it done all at once, with an integrated system that is designed as one. Or perhaps you’d prefer to build your system slowly and meticulously, choosing pieces that work for your needs and finding ways to integrate what you can. There are pros and cons to every way you choose to create your own smart home system It all comes down to what you need, what you know, and how you want your smart home to develop.