What Are the Top Home Automation Trends to Watch in 2020?
Keep Up with the Latest Tech in Lighting, Voice Control and More
New smart technology is always emerging, offering new ways to make your home more efficient, fun and beautiful. Even the most tech-savvy homeowners have a tough time keeping up with the latest trends. As the go-to smart home company in Newport Beach, CA, a vital part of our job is letting you know of the best products and features.
Here we'll outline some of the technology trends that could have a significant impact on your home automation system in 2020. In this blog, we focus on things you'll be using directly like a more seamless voice control experience and lighting fixtures that boost your mood.
Still, it's important to note that significant changes are happening behind the scenes as well. Emerging AV over IP solutions are making it easier to share content throughout the house. Meanwhile, 5G networks will help all your smart devices communicate directly to reduce latency and boost efficiency.
In 2020, the biggest change may be a full transition to integrated solutions. For years, companies like Crestron and Control4 have been at the forefront of comprehensive home automation systems. Every device is housed within one central hub for more natural control. Even DIY solutions are now embracing these centralized solutions, so what will that mean for professional installations?
Very few devices will survive this new landscape as standalone systems. Eventually, this will mean greater compatibility among all smart home products, making it easier to incorporate your favorites into your home automation system. As new products become compatible with our automation platforms, we’ll let you know and help you integrate them into your existing solution.
Tunable lighting highlights a growing wellness trend in the smart home industry. While many bulbs change colors, with tunable lighting, you're transitioning through different hues of white light. By shifting color temperature throughout the day, your lights mimic the look and feel of natural lighting.
Simulating the progression of natural light regulates your circadian rhythm resulting in better sleep, improved moods, and lowered risk of disease. Certain colder hues will also stimulate activity while warmer ones in the evening help you relax.
Voice Control Integration
Even though voice control has been a major part of the industry for a few years now, it’s still expected to be a big focus in 2020. Constant improvements in the AI technology behind voice control will mean a more intuitive user experience with less reliance on canned commands and responses.
One company at the forefront of voice control is Josh.ai, explicitly designed for home automation systems. Not only does it allow for natural voice commands, but it also lets you create command chains. Coming home from work, use your mobile app to tell Josh to turn on the lights, lower the thermostat, and turn the TV to your favorite news station.
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