In this day and age, we can perform a lot of tasks with just a tap of our fingers. From online shopping to online banking, we can control all of our smartphones. Right? Even home appliances, such as refrigerators, kettles, vacuum cleaners, and coffee machines have gone SMART––means no longer physical human interaction is required and just with the right app, you can brew a morning cup of tea without leaving your warm bed, or have a little robot clean your house. Ever thought why the word “smart” is used when describing these convenient household appliances? And what actually makes these devices “smart”?
According to Graham Donald, an expert motor engineer at Dyson said, “The term smart is little technical and could mean many things.” He further added, “We like to think the product smartness that comes from the fundamental design. And even small features that we add to products come across to the user as smart, but this is [after] hours and hours of testing and a thousand days of engineering.”
Insane Growth in Smart Appliances––2019 Market Trends
Here you can see a breakdown of the key data:
- The growth of smart appliance revenue is expected to jump over 30% from now (2019) until 2022.
- By the end of 2020, the smart appliance shares––– washing machines 27%, refrigerators 28%, air conditioners 37%, dishwashers 4%, large cooking appliances 2% and clothes dryers 2%.
- By 2020, the smart devices market worth to hit $37.2 billion.
Connected-home devices are becoming popular day by day, with smart appliances like dryers and washers, energy equipment, and security systems becoming more common in the household. And by 2019, home automation is expected to grow at a faster rate than mobile phones and tablets, representing 25 percent of devices related to the Internet of Things.
The emerging presence of the IoT in people’s lives has helped create innovation and growth in the smart home space, allowing them to connect their devices through the Wi-Fi to their smartphones and tablets, and create improved or new services for households. As homeowners are syncing their household appliances to one central app, they are further realizing the value of the home automation trend that brings comfort and peace of mind to them. Moreover, both Android and iOS mobile devices owners can control appliances around the home.
* Homeowners’ top concerns about owning smart products include budget, internet reliance, data privacy, hacking.
Home Automation System
With a fully automated home, the system “can monitor the things around the house and respond automatically: temperature conditions, light levels, burst water pipes fire, and more. Furthermore, it sends out instant alerts to the owner if something is not right at home. For example, you left the fridge door open by mistake, which happens to all of us. In this situation, you’ll receive instant notification through an app, and that will also receive your command to close the door. This is called real-time communication aka the Internet of Things (IoT)–– the key component of a smart home.
Furthermore, a smart refrigerator detects the number of items stored in the refrigerator and can send you to alert if any item is soon going to be out of stock. It is a high-tech programmed refrigerator based on the RFID system that also keeps track of meal details like its expiry.
Did you know?
Global Smart Refrigerator Market is USD 322.41 Million in 2018, and by 2025, it is expected to reach USD 1008.91 Million. Looking for a reliable yet affordable smart fridge? Haier refrigerators can fulfill your dream by providing you real-time personalized information as required.
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3 Top Benefits of Smart Appliances
- Increased energy efficiency
You might be thinking that smart appliances consume a greater amount of energy as compared to old model devices. This isn’t true. The name “smart” is not just portraying comfort or security but also take care of your energy bills. Yes, smart-home technology is more energy-efficient with more precise control over everything. Once installed, it will reduce your hefty electricity bills by a higher percentage.
Thinking how’s that possible?
Smart household appliances have a smart programmable thermostat installed inside it that learns your habits and home temperature preferences to suggest energy-efficient settings accordingly. From motorized shades to lights, everything can automatically be switched off (evening mode will be turned on) as the sunsets. Moreover, your smart lights will be switched off when you leave the room and switched on when you enter the room. Isn’t it amazing?
- Flexibility for new appliances
Smart appliances are wonderfully flexible and can easily accommodate the latest features. You’ll be amazed to see, day by day, there will be new features or models probably add to your home. As a homeowner, it’s your job to keep upgrading your home with the latest lifestyle technology.
- Maximizing home security
Home security is the major concern of all homeowners. When there’s a security flaw–– you pay a high cost for that, right? Why take the risk when you have smart door sensors, intercom systems, security cameras in place?
Door sensors: they serve a significant security benefit to the homeowners by detecting unusual events that may occur inside or around their homes.
Smart intercom system: this system makes your life more convenient as you don’t need to physically visit every room to perform the task.
Security cameras: don’t forget to enhance your home security monitoring systems’. You can still track the activities around or inside your home while at work or in other places.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of the home automation system.