Home Automation: The Rising Star Of Tech World

ripu daman

Rewind a few decades, and think about our lives in time when there was no smartphone. Nobody had imagined that a technology as mere as a ‘phone’ would do much more than just getting and receiving calls. However, today smartphones have become so valuable to us that our existence seems incomplete without it. Technology has completely changed the way we live, work and look at the world. It has transformed every facet of our lives. Today, with introduction of Internet of Things (IoT), consumers have the power to control the lighting and temperature of their house while driving to home from work. It has given consumers the ability to talk to their devices like coffee brewing machine and refrigerators with an extremely simple way, a voice command.     

Internet of things has been the catchphrase in the world of technology. To explain in simple terms, IoT is a technology that helps in providing a seamless internetworking of computing devices that have software and sensors installed in them, to send and receive data. According to a report by Deloitte, India’s Internet of Things market is expected to grow by 1.9 billion units in 2020. Its countless advantages such as cost conservation and resolute connectivity among others are the prime reasons for it being accepted by the realty sector.  

IoT has played a huge role in bringing home automation segment to the limelight.  Home automation allows all the smart devices in home to interact with one another and deliver and create a wholesome experience for its owner. While home automation consists of several segments such as lighting, audio/video, heating-ventilating-air conditioning (HVAC) and security, of all of these services, it’s the lighting and security that seizes the major portion of it. Lighting companies are always striving and working towards astonishing innovation that permits people to switch light on/off, or dim it, or make maximum use of it within the perimeter of their comfort and convenience.

Not long ago, glimpse of smart home was only seen in luxury apartments and commercial complexes. But government’s ambitious Smart-Cities mission on building smart cities/homes gave a boost to the establishment of home automation systems. According to a report by Research and Market, India’s home automation market is expected to cross INR 30,000 crore by 2022. The major pie of this market is under the claw of residential segment.  It is believed that the growth of energy efficient systems is due to soaring desire towards saving energy. Owing to this ‘saving energy’ aspect, people are getting attracted and influenced to embrace home automation.    

Besides lighting, another feature that is fast gaining popularity in residential and commercial segment is ‘security.’ The seamless wireless connectivity and technology of home automation system enables people to keep a close track of their houses, regardless of where they are through the automated security systems installed in their living spaces.

Home automation and its many benefits

There are innumerable advantages of home automation. Home automation fulfils and delivers the CECS promise to its users. What is CECS? CECS stands for convenience, efficiency, comfort and security. Automated systems provide dramatic enhancement to one’s lifestyle, it improves comfort, creates secure environment, add convenience and save energy. The technology permits consumers to stay connected with their devices and appliances at home with the help of their smartphone.  

Home automation conveys incredible convenience and comfort to its users. It makes dull and boring task like drawing the curtain, turning off the dishwasher, switching off the light, lowering down air conditioner easy for the residents. Wireless connectivity and security: The wireless connectivity of home automation gives heightened security to one’s home. It allows one to monitor their houses even when they are away on a vacation. This technology makes one feel at peace while they are away from their home. Home control solutions provides unparalleled way to save energy. It enables household to dim and control the amount of lighting- more than a simple switch on/off, fix the brightness according to consumer’s mood and feelings. Through these solutions one can control the amount of energy used thus freeing them from the worries of paying humongous electricity bills.     

Considering the way technology is spell binding us with its miracles, it won’t be astonishing to see smart home becoming equally relevant and important to a consumers’ lives like their smart phones. With the increase in adoption of technology in the Indian economy, the living standards have enhanced which is further helping in navigating the growth of home automation landscape in the country.  

The government’s smart city mission has already laid a vision where we can foresee cluster of impeccable hi-tech colonies. With people getting familiarized with copious benefits of home automation, the adoption rate will also rise. Hence, the future of the industry, according to our world view, seems very promising.