In 2018 our homes are going to become smarter and more efficient than ever before. Thanks to the advancements in Internet of Things (IoT) technology, companies are creating products and appliances that aim to make our homes smarter and our lives easier.
For most families, the kitchen is the centre of the home. With this in mind, Samsung developed their Family Hub refrigerator. This refrigerator has a built-in touch-screen that allows you to create a shopping list in real-time, see what is in your fridge while at the shops, check the families’ daily schedule, send messages and so much more. You can even connect it to your Samsung TV to keep the kids entertained or watch your favourite cooking show while preparing dinner. Samsung created this smart fridge with the aim of helping you to organise your home from one central location to ensure you live your best life every day.
With the world becoming more focused on energy efficiency and ‘going green’, a number of companies have started to develop smart thermostats and smart lighting aimed at conserving energy and lowering your electricity bill, all of which can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet or through a smart speaker such as the Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod or Google Home.
Doing the laundry has also become easier than ever with washing machines and tumble dryers that can assess the needs of each load and choose the most efficient programme to ensure the clothes are clean, but also use the minimum amount of energy and water required. These devices can also connect wirelessly to other smart appliances in the home to determine priorities of operation, maximising on energy efficiency.
Home security was one of the forerunners in the world of IoT and smart homes. You can read more about how Olarm has been securing homes since 2015 here. But it isn’t just security systems making your home safer, for example, your tumble dryer can now notify you when there is lint build up that needs to be cleared – eliminating a possible fire hazard in your home.
It is all well and good having these smart appliances in your home, but you need to ensure you have a reliable Internet connection that has the capability of connecting multiple devices without compromising the connection. A Fibre to the Home connection will ensure all your smart appliances operate together efficiently in order to make your life easier.