The emergence of smart home is based on big data and modern scientific and technological means to make home products more intelligent. Since its appearance, smart home has attracted a lot of people”s attention. But as of now, the development of smart home is not perfect, so what is the future development trend of smart home?
In fact, the development trend of smart home in the future is considerable, there are three development trends.
1、Smart home preferred solution is wireless WiFi
In terms of all technologies for smart home access, wireless WiFi technology is the fastest growing. Coupled with its advantages of low cost, security and stability, low threshold and low power consumption, and now WiFi has become the mainstream technology in smart home wireless technology. Therefore, in the future, it will become the preferred solution for smart home.
2、Security of smart home is highly valued
Smart home as a management system for family life, the biggest selling point is to provide consumers with a safe and comfortable living environment, in other words, smart home creates a lazy person”s quality life. Customers have high requirements for the security of smart home, and there have been previous reports of smart home products leaking user information. Therefore, the future development of smart home, the security requirements of smart home products will be higher.
3、Step from simple central control to server era
The intelligence in the previous smart home system is called the automated home system, which does not involve the server and the processing of big data in these aspects. Therefore, in a strict sense, it is not really intelligent, just like the functions of cell phones that people commonly use nowadays, it is transformed from a simple big functional machine to a smart machine. Therefore, the smart home is also changing from a simple function solidified in a gateway router to a server processing big data.
The above is the future development trend of smart home in three aspects, can be found: in the future, the smart home will become more “intelligent”, and, it is also more dependent on the current science and technology means, and combined with it, to bring people more intelligent home products. In general, smart home will change in all aspects in the future, and be more convenient for people to use.
2019 is the first year of 5G commercialization, and after more than two years of commercialization, 5G technology applications are gradually ushering in an explosion. And with the in-depth application of 5G, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and other technologies, the concept of AIoT has come into being. At present, AIoT has become a very cutting-edge topic, and the key to the success of IOT lies in whether the hardware, software, network and cloud can all be AI-enabled. In the AI era, the number of devices connected by IoT is more than ten times larger than in the mobile Internet era, and IoT AI 5G can make all devices seamlessly connected together in the future.
In 2021, the application of 5G AIoT technology in products and scenes will be more diverse, mature and diversified, and the pattern of multiple camps will begin to emerge around smart life, with the blue ocean “beaching” becoming more intense and discussions around standard unification, fine division and scene construction becoming more frequent. With the in-depth application of 5G AIoT technology, more new terminals will be integrated into families and communities in the form of single products and systems, realizing the real “content hardware services” characteristic product form, and the more senseless experience will trigger the pain point.
In the future, with 5G AIoT empowerment, including the ecological creation of smart home, the connection and control of smart single products, the construction of the map of smart community, and the in-depth application of smart field, will usher in a new change and derive more intelligent technology forms and concepts.
The “Post-Epidemic” Era
“Epidemic” is the key word in 2020, and “post-epidemic” will be the key word in 2021. The sudden epidemic at the beginning of the year has had an impact on manufacturers, integrators, service providers, and even consumer habits.
Manufacturers actively respond to market changes by introducing corresponding innovative products to better serve the anti-epidemic and meet the market demand for safety and hygiene. At the beginning of the epidemic, the majority of integrated service providers are actively self-help, from the management model, service model, marketing model and other areas to upgrade themselves, in order to “live”. As one integrator said, “The epidemic is a challenge and an opportunity for the whole smart home, after the big wave, the better service providers will become more competitive, which is a good thing to enhance the competitiveness of the whole smart home industry.”
In the era of “post-epidemic”, the refinement and service of the smart home industry will become mainstream, and the development and service of horse-trading and shoddy manufacturing will become a thing of the past.
Intelligent real estate and community
In early 2020, in response to the sudden epidemic, “smart community” became a hot word and played a key role in helping to combat the epidemic. With this, the discussion of smart real estate, smart communities and home security has also entered a new climax, and many people are excited to say: “The era of smart living is coming!”
Home security class smart home products have always been the focus of the smart home industry, the year 2020, including smart door locks, smart cameras, building intercom, burglar alarms and other home security products show a deeper interactive capabilities, and interaction with people, more focus on remote control.
Currently visible smart lock, face smart lock has become the flagship standard category, in the future of enhanced security technology, such as the strengthening of the 3D face structured light and the back-end security chip and the cloud, brush face into the home will become a norm.
Smart lighting is an important component of smart home and an important segment of the smart home market. From traditional lighting to smart lighting, the most core transformation is the change of connection and control mode, while in the segment of smart panel market, it also presents a wonderful competition situation.
In the smart panel, whether wired or wireless, whether plastic, glass, wood or other materials, there are not small application market. In terms of technical applications, smart panels are gradually becoming the control center of smart home whole-house intelligence, and screen-based, knob-based trend is obvious, dimming more naturalistic. At the same time, intelligent lighting manufacturers, almost the entire line to create their own brand of lamps and lanterns supporting, not limited to the provision of intelligent modules, intelligent panels and lighting drivers.
In terms of technological innovation, intelligent lighting involves software and hardware technology, optical technology, lighting design and other core technical content. In terms of trends, energy saving, green is a more significant trend in the system of intelligent lighting systems, the future more flexible, convenient, scientific lighting system will be favored by users. From the user experience, more rapid installation and configuration methods, more flexible control methods, richer scenario applications, lower standby power consumption will be the user focus on.
Multi-protocol, multi-standard, multi-control
From the control mode, the weak linkage between single products will gradually be replaced by system intelligence and panoramic intelligence, which will minimize human intervention and operation and leave everything to the system automatically. From the point of view of operation, the market in 2021 is still a multi-point flowering situation, cell phone APP control, inductive control, system self-learning control, wired and wireless and other combinations of control methods. Even a single product is more than one operation control mode, so as to enhance the competitiveness of the product.
Of course, in the current era of domination, no one protocol can become the absolute mainstream. Whether it”s Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Z-Wave, Thread and proprietary networks all have different characteristics and each plays a role in IoT connectivity. It is worth noting that in the field of hospitality and building installation, KNX wired protocols are of great interest. In the field of intelligent lighting, including Rogeland, HDL, Schneider, Siemens, ABB, GVS and Yimo are using KNX bus intelligent lighting systems, with the advantage of mature standards and high compatibility.
In addition, in terms of voice control, the degree of diving of smart speakers has been deep enough to have run a mature track, according to statistics, in the first quarter of 2020, Baidu smart speaker shipments reached 3.7 million units, occupying 18.2% of the global market share, ranking second in the world, domestic manufacturers Ali and Xiaomi ranked third and fifth respectively. The mature application of voice interaction technology has not only built a large enough content ecology, control ecology and connection ecology, but also opened a window for the rapid popularization of smart home.