How far is living in a fully operational smart home? It appears still out of reach for most people. Many of the home features seem disparate, so it is not hard to detect the general issues that are slowing the process of enjoying in an ordinary smart home. Let’s look at them together!
One of the reasons for building such homes is our daily responsibilities. While stuck in traffic when going back home from work, you are already exhausted. That doesn’t count a bit in attending awaiting chores in the cold home, around dinner.
The problem has been recognized for quite some time now. The solutions may appear slow, but they seem to be moving in the right direction. The main concern should be building the right strategy. If you track the development from different sides of the problem, it seems that the world is tackling the issues in various ways.
The roads from the future with super vehicles to transport you home in no time, regulated without congestion, are being developed at their own pace in that vast industry connecting various fields of engineering and design. Infrastructure is also altogether another realm of research and development.
And when it comes to smart homes, there is again a particular domain where various areas of expertise meet and intersect. Let mention architecture as the first one. The architects, developing their project already as compound and in collaboration, are used to keeping themselves informed about the latest achievements in materials, elements for facilities, and design. To incorporate smart technology in your home, you have to prepare the house first.
Generally speaking, one can distinguish three kinds of problems:
- Installation and disparate interface,
- Inconsistent connectivity,
- Incompatibility of devices lacking a unified operating platform.
With this awareness of different platforms, new homes are being built with smart technology in mind. Apple’s Homekit Siri, Samsung’s Smartthings, Amazon’s Echo, and Alexa platform bring us closer. The experts have coined a term proactive intelligence to cover the process of smart technology accommodating to your needs, choices, and habits.
Security, garage door, temperature and lighting, choosing TV programs and a playlist, waking up in the morning with all of this tweaked to your taste — if stuck in traffic, you can manage for all that to greet you when you reach home. Sounds like a kind of a time-travelling experience? It may be so.
Anyhow, smart homes are feasible. But until we accommodate the whole set of environments for balanced living, it may take some time. But to sync our surroundings shouldn’t present such a challenge to us, as it does.