From smart faucets to air purifiers, innovative tech-inspired home decor ideas you need to invest in now
Just like smartphone technologies have been around for years and are constantly developing and improving. Home technology products also use computers and other futuristic gadgets to perform a variety of automated tasks that are usually focused on a single goal, making our lives easier. This trend has accelerated further in the wake of the pandemic, where homebuyers are now looking for smarter technologies such as touchless features, home automation and apps that reduce the number of high touch points in homes.
Smart faucets: Equipped with features like temperature gauges and efficiency sensors, smart faucets are slowly making their way into homes. They make it easier for people to pay attention to the amount of water used in their homes, and it’s possible to design faucets that can save up to 15,000 gallons of water per unit per year. A critical resource such as water can thus be conserved. Using this technology also saves energy and since there is no need to touch valves, smart faucets are hygienic and contamination-free.
Wireless sensors for doors and windows: These are high-tech devices used to monitor doors and windows that can provide perfect security for homes and offices. It is a cost-effective security system that alerts owners to suspicious activity. It can be easily synced using smartphone apps and can help people keep track of their home security throughout the day.
Smart air purifiers: With increasing levels of indoor pollution in our cities, air purifiers have become a staple for homes. The importance of breathing fresh, clean air has never been greater. A good air purifier can reduce coughing, irritated eyes, sneezing, headaches, and other symptoms caused by tiny pollutants floating around in indoor spaces. Through these filters, airborne toxins are removed, especially those that are known to cause significant health issues.
Smart locks for the home: Smart locks can be keyed or keyless, allowing the deadbolt to be engaged by code or by key. The new technology also provides tools such as burglary protection, requiring a person to enter random numbers before entering the code, automatically locking the door after 30 seconds, and alerting security systems to intruders.
Smart lighting: The growth of smart city projects and the development of smart buildings are driving the adoption of smart lighting, thereby driving the growth of the market. Consumers are now looking for features such as dimming, color changing and mood settings in their lighting systems. Google Home and Alexa have taken advantage of IoT ecosystems to create products that can be controlled via voice assistants.
With the spread of smart devices and affordable internet connections, the demand for home automation is about to increase. The use of technology will therefore further revolutionize the way we live. Home appliances today offer smart, connected and energy-efficient features that improve the lifestyle of customers. Smart Home systems have seen massive growth and adoption globally over the past 2-3 years, and now Indian consumers are embracing the Smart Home revolution as well.
(Anaisha Cooper is the director of Spenta Corporation)