Innovations, IoT

Smart home devices: What’s new?

The future is automated. Without any doubts smart devices make our lives much easier. Everything becomes possible with a push of a button, a click of a mouse or your voice activating your personal home assistant.

Today’s market of smart homes can be divided into 3 main segments, which are correlated with each other. First segment includes devices that are able to connect to the systems, the other one refers directly to smart-systems and smart-home management platforms and the third segment consists of smart devices integration and configuration services.

The main share of the market belongs to the first segment since it was new devices that expanded significantly the functionality of smart homes.

What can be considered as a smart device?

Anything that can be controlled with voice activation, an app, or through other means without direct contact. It often includes the ability to cross-link and transform your space into an automated home.

Smart homes are how the world is proceeding. So, let’s take a look at most promising smart devices we have on the market today. You can grab any of these and hop on the bandwagon to a more efficient, easygoing and intelligent future.

1. Amazon Echo Second Generation Smart Home Device

Amazon Echo is a smart speaker with Alexa and room filling sound. It allows you to control remotely your entire home from a single voice command. You can command Alexa with seven different microphones for a full 360-degree audio capture. Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, find TV shows, and do more with compatible connected devices.

2. Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit

Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit helps you to monitor your home from anywhere using your smartphone. You can control locks, cameras, lights, thermostats and many more at the touch of a button. This kit works well with Amazon Echo, Bose and dozens of other company smart products. So, it would be an excellent first introduction and powerful product for home automation.

3. Wemo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug

As smart home devices need to get power then Wemo comes for help. It uses your existing home Wi-Fi network to provide wireless control of your lights and appliances. No subscription or hub is required: simply plug it into an electrical outlet, connect a device to the Smart Plug, and wirelessly control your device using a tablet or phone.

4. Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Ring Video Doorbell Pro is a hardwired doorbell with advanced security features and a sleek design. It is featured with 1080HD video, two-way audio, infrared night vision and customizable motion sensors. You can get instant alerts when visitors press your doorbell or trigger the built-in motion sensors, and see, hear and speak to anyone at your door from your smartphone, tablet or PC.

5. Amazon Cloud Cam Security

Amazon Cloud Cam features everything you need to help keep your home safe. When Cloud Cam sees any activity you’ll receive a notification, allowing you to keep tabs on your home from anywhere. Always-ready motion detection feature helps to capture activities right from the start. The camera also has Alexa voice activation, perfect night vision and two-way audio.

To make some sort of conclusion, according to IDC research world’s market of smart devices has increased by a third last year. It is expected that the share of world’s marked will reach 1.3 million devices. Customers are mostly interested in such devices like IP- and Wi-Fi cameras, smart plugs and sensors, smart scales, door and motion sensors, smart home hubs.

Thanks for reading and feel free to share your thoughts on what kind of smart devices we can expect in future in the comments!

 

Lera Maslova

Business Development Manager

E-mail: lera.maslova@altabel.com
Skype: maslova.valery
LI Profile: Lera Maslova

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