Smart home trends by 2020

Innovation, technology, cloud computing and platforms, large data and analytics, mobile solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) technology, artificial intelligence and speech (AI), all of these are accelerating the digital transformation of our homes and influence the creation of new products and services.
According to Microsoft, by 2020 there will be 30 billion connected devices in the world and 50 GB of data will be generated daily in a smart home. We ask ourselves what trends will influence the acceptance, growth and sustainability of the smart home?

Currently, platforms and devices have to resonate with consumers, which causes frustration to grow around fragmented technologies, and these unique solutions further complicate the path to the ideal smart home.

The key word is: SIMPLIFICATION

The increasing number of devices accompanied by their own applications bother users in time, due to the difficulty in management.
For the creators of consumer technology there is a simple philosophy behind improving the consumer experience: fewer buttons. But as the industry continues to produce new user interface (UI) technologies, the obstacle of complex use appears.

To simplify the user interface, artificial intelligence (AI) and voice assistants are essential. VIKI is the ideal solution in this case, as it can receive orders for most devices connected in the house through a single application. This greatly simplifies the consumer’s relationship with the home.

The integration of voice control of technologies that are included in the home, from multimedia and lighting to security, will be common choices by the end of 2020 and is a step forward for these technologies to become truly ubiquitous. Forecasts show that by 2021, around 220 million smart home devices will be voice-controlled.

The VIKI application is currently compatible with the Amazon Echo equipment, the user is now being able to interact hands-free with the house, and to address voice commands.

Touchscreens or internal displays have another essential user interface. They allow anyone in the house, friends or family, to interact with the smart home, for this they must become friendlier and more accessible.

VIKI offers the perfect combination of voice and display that allows a deeper experience, where all home users can intervene. The repeated use of voice and tactile controls allows the application to collect data from devices, learn routines / behaviors, identify patterns and finally, create an unique experience designed to anticipate the needs of the inhabitants of the house.

The sale of smart products for personal use starts from the desire to improve the comfort and quality of life. They will bring the smart home closer to expectations and with VIKI you can now enjoy all these facilities of the future.