Just 20 years ago, no one would have imagined that our phones could take high-quality photos, use GPS location, perform tasks using artificial intelligence, and listen to our voice to carry out our instructions. Now, the same “smart technology” that powers our mobile phones is now in our homes. And it’s been there for many years. But the latest advancements in home technology are enriching our lives in more ways than ever before.
In this blog, we’ll focus on four smart home technologies of 2021 and beyond. Keep reading to see how All Metro Tech, a smart home company in Park City, UT, can help you enjoy the latest and greatest in home automation.
Do you have a high-end 4K TV in your home theater? We’re not talking about a 4K model from a few years ago. Instead, we mean one that uses the latest technologies. Yesterday’s 4K is no match for today’s models. Modern 4K TVs are ultra-high definition with 120Hz refresh rates (or more). They also feature much-improved HDR imaging and advanced programming to reduce blur and any type of pixilation.
In addition, OLED and QLED models deliver the brightest pictures with the most vivid color and contrast imaginable – producing incredibly realistic displays. If it’s been a while since you updated your TV, now is the time to do it!
You may have a smart lighting system – one you can control via a wall panel, touchpad, or smartphone app. While that is more seamless than using a typical wall switch, you can enjoy even better illumination in your home with circadian lighting. This type of lighting system automatically adjusts the color and brightness of your home’s lights throughout the day to sync with your body’s natural rhythm.
Studies demonstrate that the color and intensity of light influences our mood and sleep/wake cycles – by promoting or minimizing the production of melatonin in our bodies. So, not only is circadian lighting a “no touch” system, but it helps regulate how we feel throughout the day. This is smart lighting that’s smarter than even remotely controlled systems.
Can your home security system recognize faces and objects? If not, maybe it’s time to consider an upgrade. Smart surveillance cameras now use AI and video analytics to recognize the difference between humans and animals. They can even distinguish a stranger from a family member. Add to that biometric door locks, geofencing, and remote access and control features, and your home becomes like an impenetrable fortress.
If you need to see live footage or watch recorded footage from your cameras, you see everything in high definition – not grainy images that are hard to distinguish. Some security manufacturers have even designed security drone cameras that automatically fly around to capture images of every square inch of your property!
Just speak, and your home responds. Voice-assisted home automation is the ultimate luxury. For instance, Josh.ai (a sophisticated smart home voice assistant) is linked with your home’s technologies. So, if you want to turn on the whole-home audio, adjust the lights, or answer the video doorbell, it’s all possible by speaking to Josh. In fact, you won’t have to lift a finger to operate any connected technology.
Fire up the oven, turn on the hot tub jets, adjust the indoor climate, or arm the security system. Josh is at your beck and call. It’s almost like having your own private butler – except better, because Josh responds immediately.
Would you like to learn more about some of the other exciting trends in smart home technologies? Call our smart home company at (801) 330-8320 or fill out our online contact page to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.