What Does the Future Hold for Smart Homes?

The world is created by lazy people! I don’t know if everyone is the same like this: just wanting to lounge on the sofa and not do anything after getting home from work. So to what extent can smart homes make you lazy? It lets you go home and be a "hands-off shopkeeper" and "be paralyzed" with peace of mind!

Today, we invite Kevin Huan, the founder of SILU, who is an expert in home building materials, to take everyone to experience how smart home frees our hands?


Q : When did smart homes become popular?

Kevin Huan: The rise of smart homes to such great popularity is by no means an overnight event. The world's first smart building appeared in the United States in 1984, and later, more economically developed countries have also proposed various smart home solutions.

An early adopted of smart homes is Bill Gates. Bill stated his 1995 "The Road Ahead" book: "A decade from now, access to the millions of images and all the other entertainment opportunities I’ve described will be available in many homes and will certainly be more impressive than those I’ll have when I move into my house in late 1996. My house will just be getting some of the services a little sooner." To prove it to the world, he spent $100 million in 7 years to complete the mansion "House of the Future".

All equipment and sensors in the room were tailor-made. At that time, it was a luxurious high-tech that ordinary people couldn't replicate at all! The indoor touch panel could automatically adjust the light, background music, and indoor temperature of the entire room.

Even the temperature of the floor and the driveway are automatically controlled by the computer. Furthermore, all the home appliances in the house are connected via wireless network, and are equipped with advanced voice control and fingerprint technology: no key is needed to enter the door, no paper and pen for messages, the ears are on the wall and stand by at all times.


Q : Everyone has been in contact with smart homes in China for about 10 years. What kind of benefits has it brought to us?

Kevin Huan: Imagine that when you come home from work for a day, the lights will be turned on, and the intelligent temperature control and fresh air system will be activated before going to bed to ensure a comfortable sleeping environment. When you wake up, you can find that the water dispenser in the kitchen turns on the intelligent temperature control mode to keep the water warm automatically. Take a cup of warm water…

Smart homes can bring home a sense of forward osmosis technology to improve one's life. Gates' house from the future to today's typical smart home is more than 20 years apart. In the smart home industry, it's been taken over by leaps and bounds. Ordinary people achieve Gates' amazing house tech at the cost of small fraction.

Japan is one of the countries that prefer smart home designs. In addition to achieving indoor appliances automation network, they have also achieved the above-mention external identification equipment. For example, if you are walking from within 10 meters in front of the system, the smart system will recognize that you are the owner of this home and let the door open automatically.

Australian houses are 100% automated, free from hand designs.

For example, the combination of door lock and hydraulic system can automatically be activated and open the door through fingerprint recognition.

Most smart houses in Australia have monitoring and sensing functions, which can record the condition of the entire house, even if a bug flies inside.


Q : What do you think of the development of smart homes in China?

Kevin Huan: Actually, the potential of smart homes in the China market is great. Although we started late, our smart home industry is growing rapidly, and Chinese consumers are accepting of and willing to choose smart home products.

With the advent of 5G era, people's living standards improve, "lazy economy" prevailed. As with the increasing dependency on smart phones, people's living hugely rely on smart home designs.

It can be said that smart homes is the direction we're all trending towards. With the development of technology and the growth of people's life needs, smart homes will create a true interconnected ecology and give its users a more fulfilled living situation.

Real estate agencies also work hard on promoting the usage of smart home designs. At present, many newly built houses have begun to be equipped with smart homes, which also means that there is still a huge potential for development in the smart home market in China.

Although we are still very far away from Gates’ smart home standards, with all the effort put into it, our ideals for smart homes looks achievable.

Kevin Huan
Founder of SILU

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