The connected home is no longer science fiction.
“We are at the dawn of a societal revolution. Thanks to technologies, the consumer will have better control over all aspects of their daily life to better choose how to use the time of their life. This is not yet another marketing promise, but a prediction by American economist Jeremy Rifkin.
He affirms that all everyday objects will become intelligent thanks to connected features, starting in the house. It will be enough to get closer to home so that the radiators start to heat the interior, it will suffice to descend its driveway for the car to open the garage door, it will suffice to say "I am there" when entering so that the living room lights come on.
This fireplace will not arrive in the distant future, but it is already available.
It becomes possible to control your entire connected home from your smartphone, shutters until the front door closes. And the home adapts: a sensor slipped under the mattress will detect when you fall asleep to automatically turn down the air conditioner or turn off the television. The same goes for thermostats which "learn" what time the whole family leaves the house to turn down the heating when no one is present.
The smart home is also starting to looking after the older ones. The connected house will be transformed into a service platform. Knowing the habits of consumers will quickly detect an incident: if the toilets have not been used for 12 hours or the shutters are not lifted, then it will be necessary to ensure that everything is fine, otherwise help will be dispatched.
The market has long sought. Home computing was expensive, wired, and complex. Uses will democratize with simple and intuitive solutions. The smartphone has been there, simplifying the control of technologies at your fingertips. All accompanied by a broad deployment of high speed internet, allowing you to control the interior of your living room everywhere, in 4G.
The real start of the connected home was finally given by Apple, which integrated into the latest update of the iPhone and iPad system a new application called HomeKit. This centralize control of all objects in the house or at least those of the partner brands of the American group. With a swipe of your finger, it becomes possible to open its shutters or to dim the lighting.
Then Google followed the trend, by buying the Nest start-up specializing in thermostats and smoke detectors connected to the Internet. Last June, Google announced the opening of Nest to third-party developers, who will be able to create innovative applications retrieve data from Nest devices already in homes. Google will also rely on a single operating system and turn Nest into a hub which users can connect all the objects in their house.
The connected revolution is on!