In 1999, the Disney Channel released a movie called Smart House.
The forward-thinking kids’ movie featured a home outfitted with futuristic technologies. This included an interactive home computer capable of making meals, cleaning up messes, and playing with the family dog.
20 years later as we head into 2020, the concept of a smart home is no longer just a plot point in a kid’s movie. Smart home technology is changing the way we live and interact with our families.
Keep reading to learn more about the newest home technology trends to watch out for in 2020 below.
Advanced Sensory Tech
Smart home tech innovations can only improve if scientists develop more advanced sensory technology.
Recently we’ve seen improvements in sensors for safety equipment associated with water heaters, HVAC systems, and electrical boxes. The sensors monitor the equipment to ensure all works properly and send out an alert to the homeowner when it doesn’t.
In 2020, homeowners can expect even better sensory tech that applies to more parts of their home. Imagine sensors installed in your walls to alert you if there’s a termite infestation starting or issues with the foundation.
The goal of advanced sensory tech is to monitor and prevent expensive and dangerous issues by catching them before they happen.
Integrating smart technology into security systems is another advancement consumers can look forward to in 2020.
Home security providers were one of the first industries to adopt smart technology. The expensive tech started out letting you know when something moved by your front door.
Now, smart home security systems can tell the difference between a human and an animal. This prevents the security system from setting off an alert unnecessarily.
Thanks to smart lighting technology, you’ve probably walked into a dark public restroom only to have the lights turn without a switch.
Smart sensors identify movement in the room and turn the lights on only when necessary, which helps to save money and energy.
In 2020, you can expect bigger advances in smart lighting. Things like lights that imitate sunlight to prevent seasonal affective disorder. Even lighting that mimics the movement of the sun throughout the day for people who spend a lot of time indoors.
Home Tech Innovations for Entertainment
The introduction of voice-command televisions and smart speakers revolutionized home entertainment.
The same goes for hidden TVs, advanced home theater systems, and other home tech innovations.
In 2020, you can expect virtual and augmented reality to enter your living space. Not only will this change your television watching experience, but also any gaming experiences.
Hidden high-resolution projectors that respond to voice command will also be available in the upcoming year.
Stay Up-To-Date with the Latest Home Technology Trends
The idea of a completely-smart home isn’t just a fictional plot point anymore.
We’ve seen tons of new home technology trends hit the market in 2019 with even more to arrive in 2020 and beyond.
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