Important Future Home Technologies You Should Know AboutPosted on September 23, 2019
The way we live today is vastly different from the way the previous generation lived; we are already dependent on a multitude of gadgets for our daily tasks and activities. Even in our homes, we all use several appliances – to wash clothes and dishes, to prepare food, and to clean our homes; we also use devices already to share internet connections through WiFi, and so on. In fact, most flats in Calicut are likely to have Wifi routers; some may even have more advanced devices which have not yet become very common.
We have already seen a lot of this futuristic technology in movies – so it’s certainly not unimaginable. In fact, the thought that soon future home technologies may be commonplace in flats in Calicut is pretty exciting. To make your future home into a smart home then there are many pros and cons of smart homes you must be known.
Let’s take a look at the future home technologies that are most likely to be part of our homes soon:
1. Automated Robots
While we may not get a full-sized humanoid robot with all the features like we see in the movies, automated robots are already being used in homes today. There are robots that travel around inside your apartment and clean the floors. That is the current scenario. Recently, German scientists released the model of a robot that can pick up things, tidy up rooms, operate different appliances, and even serve drinks! The robot features an inbuilt sensor device that ensures that it does not clamp down on someone’s arm. You will be able to control it through a touchscreen that is embedded in it, and it also responds to voice commands. The robot can also be configured to react to programmed gestures. In the near future, we can expect more types of advanced robots being made and rolled out for domestic use.
2. Smart Appliances
We already have smartphones, smart watches, and smart TVs; we may soon see other appliances becoming smart as well, as we’re enjoying huge benefits from having these smart devices already. You may well have a refrigerator that you can control from your phone, and have it pour out a glass of cold water waiting for you when you get to the kitchen in your flat in Calicut! Already washing machines, dishwashers and refrigerators feature inbuilt sensors and touchscreen displays, and some are even internet ready; this allows you to install apps directly on the appliance and use it from there.
With the advancement of AI technology, smart appliances may ‘learn’ your preferences, and increase convenience for you and make your life even easier. It needs to be mentioned here though, that this feature may make it easy for data mining companies to track what food you eat and what time, and so on.
3. Lighting Controls
Top builders in Calicut are already implementing improved lighting controls like dimmers, touchpad switches, and so on. But even that may soon become old school. Already it is possible to control lights in your apartment from your Smartphone or automated system. Smart thermostats are available today that allow you to turn on the lights inside your apartment and switch on your air conditioner as soon you’re back from a holiday, or a day away. You may soon be able to configure the system to switch on lights at different times of the day or night. Futuristic lighting controls are becoming more popular, and this technology may soon become the norm. Consider some low cost interior design for homes in Kerala.
4. Power Tracking or Energy Efficient Tech
Today, our vehicles are pretty smart; they tell us if a door isn’t closed properly, if we are running on reserve fuel, or if it needs an oil change. Why not an air conditioner that alerts you to change its air filter – or an energy system that sends an alarm if you’ve been careless, and your power consumption is going over budget?
Systems have already been unveiled in the West which can track the energy consumption of your apartment, the cost, and your carbon footprint by the minute – so that you can manage your power consumption better. These systems are capable of analyzing your current appliances and tell you if they are draining energy – so that you can upgrade to more energy efficient appliances. In the near future, we will see such systems with even more capabilities, and they may soon become a standard in modern flats in Calicut. Solar power for apartment had brought a big relief for energy consumption these days.
5. Smart Toilets
You may be taken by surprise, and think, toilets, really?? But smart toilets are already in the market – in Japan there are toilets that perform a urinalysis after you pee, and let you know if you have diabetes, or are a candidate for it! One of the main uses of smarter toilets is to keep the users healthy – no need to spend your precious time in going to the lab and presenting urine or stool samples. It is thought that in the future, these smart toilets will also be able to detect pregnancy by analyzing the urine, or colon cancer from stool analysis. Currently, there are toilets which feature automated deodorizers, flushing, and seat heating. Kohler already has an advanced smart toilet: it has a built-in foot warmer, automatic deodorizer, heated seat, air dryer, automated bidet, motion activated seat and cover, and a lit touchscreen panel that supports playback of MP3 music. So you can enjoy music while you’re doing your business!
6. Centralized Entertainment and Streaming Devices
DTH services today have become very expensive after the new regulations, and can be inconvenient too. Small wonder that streaming services like Hotstar, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are becoming increasingly popular. Centralized streaming is one of the future home technologies that will take center stage soon. This will offer you and your guests, instant access to your digital entertainment. We’re talking about installation of closed ethernet networks in your apartment – you can soon say goodbye to overpriced DTH and cable.
It is also likely that you will be able to use almost all of your mobile devices as remote controls for your air conditioner, TV, etc., as the technology develops. Facial recognition is already being used in high security facilities – and it may soon be made available for domestic use. Sure as of now, we do have the technology of video cameras at our doors; but then we have to go and open the doors once we see who it is. In the future, we are likely to see automated entry for recognized faces, and prohibited entry for unrecognized ones. Already, engineers are working on systems that will immediately scan through criminal databases to identify a stranger, and send you alerts so that you can notify authorities. However, all this is still pretty much in the R and D stage, and it is not really known when and if this will actually become available for wide use domestically. But you can be sure that if it does hit the markets, the top builders in Calicut will make a beeline to get these systems implemented in their apartment buildings.
7. Closed and Private Networks
Gone are the days when everyone had one phone; today most of us have a couple of mobile phones, a tablet, a laptop, Smartwatch, and so on. If you have 4-5 people in your family with multiple devices – that’s a lot of devices in your home with internet connections. Then you have your home appliances, monitoring systems, and other tools and equipment. Future home technologies will include closed and private network access so that all these devices can be connected, and can communicate with one another. This means that the router of today may soon become obsolete. We may well see wireless devices that are auto installed in new homes, enabling them to be opened up to restricted or closed networks. Get some information about features to consider when building a new home.
This can be integrated with your home security system, which can be used with your private network. With facial recognition, as we saw earlier, you can enable keyless entry into your home or network. With a CCTV monitoring system, owners will be able to patch in remotely and check home status while they are away, and even be able to notify police if you notice something suspicious.
8. Increased Voice Control
Some of you may already be using digital assistants like Siri an Alexa – imagine using voice controls in your home to control the lighting, open doors, cook food, and more! There are endless possibilities. You can also read the best ways to increase your home value.
9. Robotic Kitchen
Sure, those of you who love to cook may not really be looking forward to this one. But already there is ‘Moley’, the famous robotic chef that can whip up your favorite dishes with half the mess, and double the speed. The Robot comes with a compact and beautiful kitchen, and you can upload your favorite recipes in the system. This will be of great help to people who are too busy to cook.
How many of these future home technologies would you like to see in flats in Calicut? Do let us know in the comments box below. We hope you enjoyed reading this article and found it useful. Do share this article with your friends and family as well.
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