Our technological demands have gone through the roof over the past few years due to pandemic lockdowns and long periods of isolation. While some people turned to social media and gaming, others found ways to make their living environment more comfortable and convenient by investing in home automation installation services. With smart devices in high demand, it’s easy to understand why the results of a system in sync can be life-enhancing. Let’s look at the top smart home automation trends for 2022.
Smart Home Appliances
We live busy lives. So why wouldn’t we want a series of connected smart home appliances that can be scheduled to complete a whole array of daily tasks with ease? From kettles and coffee machines set to switch on with the beep of your morning alarm, to washing machines designed to activate during off-peak hours, home smart appliances are sure to be popular this year. And what about a robotic hoover that can be scheduled to clean up from afar, just in case you decide to have guest round for coffee after work.
Smart Home Security
Home safety is of paramount importance. And as smart technology becomes increasingly mainstream, you’ll see the integration of smart home security increase in 2022. From cameras and motion sensors to smart doorbells and alarms, there are many ways to secure your property, even when you’re away from home. What’s great about smart home automation is that you can also view specific rooms at any given time via your connected device, which means you don’t have to be nearby to remain in full control of your property.
Energy Efficient Devices
Smart thermostats are a great way to save both money and energy. This explains why they’re becoming increasingly popular. Many thermostats are now able to learn your daily routine and set the heating accordingly. They also know the weather outside and will adjust the temperature if it’s warmer or colder than expected. Smart thermostats can also be controlled via a smart device, meaning if you’re going to be home earlier than usual, you can adjust the settings remotely. Of course, some thermostats will already know this detail as they use geo-targeting to understand your location and whether you’re close to the property.
Smart lighting is already thriving – and has been for some time. There are options to create a dimmed setting while watching a movie or a brighter environment while working. You can also adjust the lighting in individual rooms to suit your mood, or choose a specific type of lighting to accompany a specific playlist on your multimedia system for that special date night. Imagine going away for the weekend and still being able to turn the lights on and off in your home to improve security. That’s possible too.
Many of these lighting solutions are already in full swing, but in 2022, we can expect to see more innovation and additional features designed to promote energy efficiency. This might include reducing the amount of time between someone leaving a room and the lights turning off, or lights that adjust automatically with the setting of the sun and the availability of daylight.
As experienced smart home installers in Kent, we at New Wave AV can ensure you have all the latest smart home automation technology for 2022. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.
Article by Damien Smith
I have been in the AV industry for over 20 years, working alongside some very high profile brands. More recently I have been heavily involved in Smart Home Technology, Home Cinema & Lighting Control which I very much enjoy discussing with clients, as well as providing CPD's for a variety of construction partners.