DIGITISING HOMES | SMART HOME APPLIANCES

smart home

*This is a guest article*

What if home appliances such as washing machines, cameras, TVs, speakers, and lights could communicate with you, work on your commands when you are far away and even send you information? With Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science, and the Internet of Things (IoT), it is possible to have digitised homes and make home devices smarter.

The past decade and a half or so have been about internet and data communication proliferation. But the economy of the next few years will be about implementing smartness into everything, i.e., smart retail, smart appliances, smart homes, smart cities, etc. The many advancements in IoT, AI and Data Science NLP transformation has resulted in an increase in smart home appliances and devices. Various operations at home that were previously done manually can now be automated, thanks to smart appliances and devices. Let’s look at some smart home appliances and devices.

Smart washing machine

Applying AI techniques in washing machines, it is now possible to autonomously control the detergent to be used, and the washing strength depending on the type of fabric and load weight. You can also be notified when the detergent is out of stock.

Adopting digital technologies helps to reduce power and detergent consumption rate by over 30%. It also enhances cleaning power, which helps to save energy.

Smart speakers

Smart speakers also make use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Technically, any speaker that can do anything beyond just sound can be referred to as a smart speaker. Wireless speakers such as Google Home and Amazon Echo feature Bluetooth, voice recognition software, speakerphone, and NFC. Mobile applications can control all these capabilities, hence the term smart speakers. Voice commands can be used to control smart speakers to do tasks such as creating a playlist, make grocery lists, turn on reminders, and search the web.

Door lock system

Using smartphone connectivity and remote assistance, you can see if doors are locked and accordingly notify family members or friends at home. You can also be notified when another person unlocks the door using a key or phone. These door locking functions help to improve the safety of our homes.

Smart camera

These are the most important factors in home security since they monitor activities in your home and the surroundings in real-time. Advanced functions of smart cameras allow you to record and livestream the crucial areas of your home, 24/7. Additionally, the motion detection function of these cameras personalises and alerts any movements, based on the presence or absence of people at home.

Baby monitoring

Who would not want to keep an eye on their baby when they step out of the room or when the baby is sleeping? A baby monitor can help you with this. A baby monitor is a two-piece device with a receiver and transmitter. The transmitter is left in the baby’s room, while the receiver stays with the parent who can check the status of their baby through video or sound.

Endnote

Digital technologies are impacting our everyday lives, not just in the workplace but also at home. From making our home more secure to making home chores easier and saving energy, AI, and IoT are making our lives better.

Thank you for reading.


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