The homes of the future are becoming a reality. While we’re still a long way from building a smart home like the ‘Ultrahouse 3000’ from the famous episode of The Simpsons (and luckily), more and more families are choosing To buy appliances or other devices that turn their homes into authentic smart homes.
Smart homes may, or may not, have integrated HVAC, ventilation, lighting, sound and video, or security systems. With electronic devices that allow you to manage certain furniture in the house with your voice or your mobile.
According to a Digital Market Outlook study conducted by Statista, Homes with smart devices will represent 21.09% of the total in 2025, when the percentage is currently calculated as 13.97%. This means that, in the next 3 years, the smart home could grow significantly.
Irene Manterola, director of marketing and communications at SPC (a Spanish electronics brand), explained to 20BITS that “traditional devices that work via the Internet of Things or IoT” They were offering increasingly competitive prices.
The expert cited examples of “WiFi plugs that control and monitor energy consumption, smart LED bulbs or security cameras”. These devices can currently be found for between 10 and 30 euros, he assured.
“Every time we will see more hyperconnected homes with devices controlled by voice assistants, thus facilitating the lives of families,” Mantorola explained. The technological advancement of IoT devices is such that the professional emphasized that By 2030 it is estimated that every person will use “at least 20” of these devices.
Advantages of Smart Home
Homes that leverage the latest technology to give tenants a new level of control Your devices are, above all, much more comfortable, Using just a remote control, a mobile app or their voice, users can turn off, on, program or change certain details of the home system.
Too, Smart products can provide more security, since there are cameras, motion sensors or even locks that work with technology. However, Francisco Valencia, CEO of Secure & IT, explained to 20BITS that, for security reasons, IoT devices can also be a problem: “There are many new connected devices appearing in our home lives that need to be connected securely to the Internet. are not designed”. Therefore, not all experts agree with this purported benefit.
On the other hand, smart homes can also be ideal for granting Greater access for people with disabilities or motor difficulties. These users can use voice commands, for example, to control lighting, lock doors, use a computer, etc.
Another use that can be considered an advantage of smart homes is They allow better control of the energy consumed. In this way, residents can save themselves from more than one fear on seeing the electricity bill at the end of the month.
big houses of the future
It is clear that users can build their own smart home from scratch with IoT devices available to everyone. However, there are manufacturers such as the Spanish company Cyberhut that manufacture ready-made smart homes. Moreover, they are durable, autonomous and one can say that they are quite economical.
Specifically, CyberHut began designing its own smart home In the form of a steel container on four pillars. For a few months now, the company has been testing new versions with other designs and sizes.
Their purchase prices vary depending on a variety of factors, but They can be bought from 150,000 euros. Cyberhut, on the other hand, is working on a plan that will allow young people to rent their own homes for €750-1,100 per month.
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