Home Technology Trends to Watch Out For in 2020
Smart home technology has come a long way. Think about it, just ten years ago; you wouldn’t have dreamed of the ability to control your lights, thermostat, or home security all from your smartphone. According to S&P Market Intelligence, about 12.6% of all U.S. homes in 2017 were considered “smart.” Today the household penetration is up to 27.5% and is expected to hit 47.4% by the end of 2023 making it a $71.6 Billion dollar industry. The demand for devices and home integrations that make the lives of homeowners easier has quickly grown and given how fast technology develops, some significant changes are coming in 2020.
Improved Sensory Technology
To keep homeowners up to date on the state of their homes, you can expect to see more advanced sensory technology. Imagine, the beginnings of a termite infestation in your home, but instead of unknowingly living with these devastating little critters, an alert is sent to you. You would know of the infestation before any major damage is done. This is the idea behind sensor technology. In the last couple of years, we’ve already seen sensor advancements with safety equipment like electrical boxes, HVAC systems, and water heaters. Sensor technology will give the homeowner the ability to monitor any potentially damaging or costly issues with their homes.
Not all future smart home development will be integrated pieces of technology that live in the walls of your home. We’re starting to see a trend of smart furniture and can expect to see more advancements in 2020! Some of the products in development include a Sleep Number bed that not only sends you daily reports on your sleep but can also provide notifications on when a child is sick or gets out of bed. Smart Kitchen Shelving that keeps track of what’s in the pantry and helps you find recipes for the ingredients you have on hand, and Smart wardrobes that can help you organize clothes and toiletries. It’s like a live-in house manager, without needing an extra room for them!
Even Smarter Living Rooms
We’ve seen a trend in smart living room layouts with home theaters and hidden TVs that take the form of art pieces or mirrors. In 2020 the new trend will be high-resolution projectors hidden in the ceiling that materialize with a voice command or at the click of a button. We also expect to see augmented and virtual reality to take a step into the living space. The addition of VR could potentially eliminate the need for a TV, or used wall space in the future.
The future comes with a level of uncertainty. Technology is continually evolving, and new use cases are popping up that demand innovation. It is an exciting time to be a consumer and reap the benefits of never-ending smart home technology innovation. Whether you’re looking to enhance your outdoor space, integrate your technology seamlessly with your decor, or revamp your home theater, Modern Home Systems has you covered with the latest smart home technology.