With CES 2018 just a couple of weeks away, smart home technology is going to play a big role in the annual largest consumer electronics show in the world. If you’re planning to head down to Las Vegas for the show, make sure to check out the full lineup of CES Smart Home Topics.
As smart home technology and usage continue to gain wider acceptance, we think the 2018 smart home trends will be around Security, Appliances, and Connectivity.
Smart Home Security
Smart Home Security ranging from DIY security systems to full home integrated security systems have seen a slew of new products introduction from companies large and small. Looking at the CES Innovation Awards honourees for smart home include multiple security cameras and other smart security products such as Blink Video Doorbell and Arlo Security Camera.
Smart Appliances Get Connected
Large appliances might be a latecomer when it come to innovation in home automation, but it will play an important role in the future of the connected smart home. For example, the new LG Door-In-Door Matte Black Refrigerator received the CES Innovation Awards honourees for its ability to alert the homeowner if the refrigerator door is left open. The LG SmartThinQ smartphone app enable the homeowners to tell the fridge to make more ice or adjust the temperature. It even has the ability to use voice commands via Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Connectivity for all devices
When you start to add multiple smart devices in every corners of the house, there is a good probability that there will be some dead spots due to weak signal. It’s a common problem and it has been an issue with smart homes from the start, particularly with devices that require Wifi signal. One solution is to have a mesh router system, particular one that operate on its own signal without Wifi, like the Loxone cloud free smart home automation.
We can also expect more full home automation integration at CES that push the boundaries from single device gimmick to a complete connected home that provide practical and true value for the homeowner. Watch for more updates and reviews on smart home technology from CES 2018 on our Facebook Page.