Among the many things we anticipate from technology, the fundamental demand is to improve our quality of life by removing time-consuming everyday tasks from our schedules and making them easier to manage. And thanks to cell phones, technology has provided us with this comfort. Our smartphone devices now make it simple to handle our personal needs and work obligations. We only need to click to access shopping, banking, directions, emails, meals, and entertainment, saving us time, effort, and energy.
Technology’s job has evolved into an intelligent play where it now efficiently manages all of our everyday needs, offers remote control access to all home appliances & devices, and serves as a virtual assistant. And with IoT and AI in home automation, things are only getting started. Soon, technology will essentially govern every part of our personal and professional lives using IoE’s advanced features (Internet of Everything). However, Home Automation in India is still in its infancy. The slow growth of this market sector can be attributed to the outdated wired technology, the high cost of goods and installation, and problems with after-sales service.
Home automation is currently experiencing widespread acceptability among individuals and real estate developers considering creating smart houses thanks to the smartphone revolution and wi-fi technology. However, “home automation” currently refers to a sophisticated system that automates household tasks, gives system and appliance information, improves financial savings, and safeguards the property using voice or smartphone controls.
The use of AI has altered the function of home automation, and some of the key characteristics that contemporary home automation devices offer are as follows:
Control of systems and appliances based on location
Products for home automation can be set up to automatically manage the home based on your location and remotely controlled using smartphone apps. The items can configure his room with his preferred lighting, drapes, and AC temperature as soon as the user approaches his home and is within a predetermined radius.
Voice-activated devices and appliances
Modern items can be further connected with gadgets like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to enable voice control choices for all home automation equipment. Home automation items can now be efficiently voice-controlled using such devices, ranging from simple control like switching lights, voice or video conferencing, reading news, placing orders, playing music, or controlling home settings, among other things. When a medical emergency arises, it’s crucial to use this tool to phone loved ones, friends, or medical facilities to request rapid assistance.
Currently, startups are concentrating on home automation solutions that offer features beyond control panels, such as product defect notifications, energy saving, and energy performance optimization. Energy consumption patterns can help consumers limit the usage of devices and appliances when not needed or control the usage of products with high energy consumption, thanks to the incorporation of AI and ML in home automation offerings.
The wi-fi connected video stream security function, which can be remotely accessed on smartphones from any location, is another standout feature of modern home automation devices. Another prominent aspect of such goods is the application of AI in facial recognition through video surveillance to detect intruders and alert homeowners. Security products like microwave-based motion sensors may detect sporadic movement. Because they are plug-and-play devices, these security products interface quickly with other home automation panels.
Other than comfort and control, the expansion of home automation in India is primarily due to product affordability and the potential for distributed installation, which allows consumers to automate only a portion of the home rather than the entire property. Though home automation is still a relatively new concept, advancements in technology, cost, and functionality (from comfort to safety) will eventually redefine our needs, just like smartphones do for everything else.