Make smart home more smart

Smart home helps a lot, but in some scenarios, it still seems not “smart” enough, and even add trouble. ”The first day I moved in, I pulled this washing machine”s ”emergency rope”.” Working in Shanghai, Xiao Hu is a little helpless. He told reporters that the rental house is equipped with a set of smart appliances, there are washing and drying machine, TV, refrigerator and microwave oven, etc., the first day to move in to wash the sheets, but the washing machine suddenly did not work.

“I and the two roommates three people did not understand how it happened, learning programming roommate thought it was a software control problem, drummed up half a day to find that the inlet pipe was flattened, the water can not enter.” Xiao Hu said that after washing he wanted to take out the sheets, but because the process is not over how can not open the door. “I had no choice but to pull the emergency rope behind the washing machine, which opened the door.” Xiaohu said, “Sometimes it feels like smart appliances are also a little ”retarded”.”  

In addition to problems such as unstable quality and inconvenient operation, many consumers believe that the smart home products currently on the market are still not integrated and interconnected and not cost-effective. “Currently there is no set of smart home that makes me feel completely intelligent and convenient.

If you want to build a complete smart system at home, you often need to buy products from the same brand, but this brand may not work well for every product.” Xiao He said, “There are also some brands that will build their own control systems on other brands” products, but I find it very energy consuming to specialize in usage and performance again, not to mention the high price.”

Xiao He said that his biggest feeling about the existing smart home is that individual products are indeed intelligent, but away from the business propaganda “a gesture can turn off the lights,” “home to have hot water,” “a key to open and close the curtains ” and other integrated scenes still have a distance.  According to Zhang Jianping, the development of China”s smart home industry is still in its infancy, subject to various factors such as relevant hardware and software as well as interconnection, and also related to the design concept and professional technology level. “In the process of developing relevant products and applications, systemic and integration needs to be further improved, and devices such as smart home appliances, smart speakers and service robots should also be more ”smart”.” Zhang Jianping said, “In the future, it will be quite a daunting task to achieve systematic design planning as well as more efficient human-centered application scenarios.” 
According to Dr. Liang Wei of the Ministry of Commerce Research Institute, there are two main shortcomings in the field of smart homes at present. “First, the level of digital application is ahead of the production side on the consumer side, and the design of smart home products and the research and development of product interconnection functions are yet to be promoted; second, the improvement of life convenience and experience optimization brought by smart home is not obvious, and it is still an optional consumption with a high degree of substitution.” Liang Wei said.

The digital home is getting closer and closer

In the future, how to promote the smart home to break through the development bottleneck and accelerate the construction of digital home?  Innovative digital technology – “Digital technology has a revolutionary effect on the development of the smart home industry. To break through the bottleneck, innovative digital technology is the key. With technical support, the vision of a truly interconnected digital home is not far away.” Zhang Jianping said.  Digital technology support cannot be separated from corporate efforts. Recently, the Department of Science and Technology of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology completed the public announcement of the 2020-2021 Internet of Things Application Demonstration Project. Ltd. to build the “IoT-based Suning smart home open platform project” in the “integrated innovation and integration application category” was successfully selected.

At present, Suning smart home open platform has access to 100 brands and 200 categories, realizing cross-brand and cross-platform smart device interaction and data collection. The person in charge of Suning said that Suning smart home open platform will also provide more excellent smart product enterprises with comprehensive, one-stop Suning services, realizing billion devices from access, management to empowerment of the whole chain of services, so that users can experience the real whole house intelligence.

At the 3rd China Smart Home Summit Forum held on April 9, Yu Rong Rong, deputy general manager of China Mobile”s Smart Home Operation Center, said that over the years, China Mobile has actively explored the new market of smart home, insisted on the “full gigabit” strategy to lead and solidify the foundation of digital transformation of smart home, through the construction of smart home demonstration projects and open Empowerment, accelerate business product innovation and ecological cooperation. “China Mobile will accelerate the construction of a new industry pattern, provide more technological momentum and release more development potential for the smart home ecology.” Develop the sinking market – Liang Wei believes that there is still a lot of space for the development of the smart home market, and measures such as “home appliances to the countryside” and “old for new” will play a Leading role.

“In the future, we should also guide smart home enterprises to develop customized smart home products based on consumption data analysis in the sinking market and around the needs of small town youth and other groups; support smart home enterprises and platform enterprises to layout the sinking market, innovate smart home retail business mode and optimize pre-sale, sale and after-sale services.” Liang Wei said.  

Improve the competitiveness of domestic brands – at present, the market recognition of high-end domestic brands, in addition to some “net red” international brands of smart home appliances, wearable devices, many consumers prefer to choose the old domestic smart products.. “A number of domestic brands in the process of supply-side structural reform, according to consumer demand in accordance with the mainstream market trends in product design, and constantly improve the technical content.”

Zhang Jianping said that domestic companies such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Haier and other brand reputation has improved greatly and are industry leaders. “This shows that the competitiveness of domestic brands is constantly improving, concentrated in many aspects such as product development, distribution channels and services.

At the same time, the residents” escalating consumer demand is also conducive to promoting the implementation of product development and service optimization of smart home around the purpose of optimizing consumer experience, and thus promoting the upgrade of smart home industry.”

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