There is a growing interest in smart products in the current technology market. This trend can be traced back to the birth of smart phones like the iPhone and Android. Now washing machines, refrigerators, and dishwashers are all smart. Companies like LG, Ring, and Samsung are jumping on the smart bandwagon by introducing smart home appliances. According to an article from inman.com, soon to be home buyers and builders should expect to see more smart homes. These homes have the ability to turn lights on and off, control locks, set the temperature of your home, and even flush your toilet by using a mobile application.
With the growing popularity of smart doorbells like Ring, one could foresee the explosion in smart homes. All of these components act as systems in your home. Having a smart home increases value and is a major selling point. As technologies progress, we should expect to see more advancements in smart homes but there may be some downsides.
By having a smart home, one needs to be aware of their security. An individual could access your smart home infrastructure, unlock doors, and spy on you. It is of the utmost importance that these smart home technology companies put their customers first and ensure that their security systems are up to today’s standards. In the future, all home buyers will expect there to be some basic-level of smart features but they need to be aware of the drawbacks and security issues involved with smart homes.