From 2012 to 2017, the smart home industry industry has undergone great changes: the concept of smart home has gained popularity, technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence have advanced by leaps and bounds, and the number of cases of cross-border cooperation in the industry has increased. So, what will be the development trend of smart home in the next five years? The combination of digital intercom and smart home …
From 2012 to 2017, the smart home industry industry has undergone great changes: the concept of smart home has gained popularity, technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence have advanced by leaps and bounds, and the number of cases of cross-border cooperation in the industry has increased. So, what will be the development trend of smart home in the next five years?
The combination of digital intercom and smart home
In the foreseeable future, the building intercom will add more smart home functions, which will integrate security, home appliance control, information services and entertainment, thus making a qualitative change in the building intercom system, and the two will be more closely integrated. Unlike pure analog systems, digital/analog hybrid systems use lower-cost analog equipment in the unit, and the backbone network uses Ethernet-based digital TCP/IP protocol for networking. Hybrid digital/analog systems are one of the most cost-effective solutions for networking large communities today. Large community networking topology has a lot of freedom, network adjustment is very convenient, and the cost is reasonable, stable performance, easy maintenance, so the digital / analog hybrid system has been developed faster. Digital / analog hybrid network is the most economical and practical engineering solutions, in the short term will be the first choice for large community building intercom networking system.
“Voice assistant” will become the norm
Using cell phones, tablets and other terminal inputs to control smart home devices is slightly cumbersome and redundant. In the future, voice assistants will become the norm in smart home products, like Apple”s siri, interactive robot gongzi Xiaobai and other software devices, through the “voice” to achieve product intelligence. Therefore, the future into the home, you can complete the air conditioning open, curtains closed, the bathroom put a good hot water and other tasks by voice, easy to open a pleasant life.
Personalized services become a selling point
In the future, personalized services will meet the specific habits and preferences of individuals, and provide users with service content and service time that match them, which is the key to enhance the viscosity of users. Current smart home products have begun to use artificial intelligence learning technology to achieve and improve the user”s custom management mode. For example, smart light bulbs are able to learn the behavior and habits of users, and automatically control the light on mode; they can also sense the doorbell response and instantly turn on the lights connected to the porch when a stranger visits, which meets the needs of individual families and plays a security role at the same time.
“Hardware service” model will become dominant
Future profit model is no longer dependent on a single product. The future of things connected, “hardware service” model will become dominant, which means that the smart hardware sold is only the starting point, the follow-up service is the main character, which includes embedded APP applications, build home entrance, collect big data, and seek opportunities to cash in on data and traffic. In this model, hardware is not the point of profit realization, but the basic link and carrier of the value chain, and the latter is the competition of integration ability.
Industrial cooperation becomes a trend
Win-win cooperation is becoming a consensus, in which the formation of product alliance has become the main form of cooperation. The goal of industrial alliance is to unite industrial resources, develop unified standards and promote the interconnection of smart home business. At present, the leading companies in domestic vertical industries are also actively convening all the companies in the industry to form alliances and release technical standards, such as China Mobile Digital Home Industry Alliance, Tencent Penguin Smart Home, Haier U , Ali Intelligence, etc.
Standardization is the way to go
In terms of technology, the challenge of smart home construction is not the equipment or practical problems, but the standards and protocols, which directly hinder the interconnection between different devices, therefore, standardization has become the way to promote the development of China”s smart home industry. In the context of the immaturity of unified industry standard for smart home, major manufacturers and related organizations have been involved in the development of interface standards and data transmission protocols for smart home related devices. A number of standards on smart home have been launched. A series of standardization development work will provide an open standardization platform for the development of smart home in China and indicate the right development direction in the field of smart home research.
System intelligence is the ultimate goal
In the future, smart home will continue to develop towards intelligence. Systematization to achieve intelligence is the result of cross-product data interoperability and interaction before going further. Different products can not only interoperate with each other, but also transform this into active behaviors, which do not require users to interfere artificially. For example, if a smart bed finds that the owner is too hot and sweaty, the air conditioner will start, or if a range hood finds that the amount of grease is too large, the purifier will be ready to start adsorbing PM2.5 and deodorizing. The unification of the realization of intelligence is built on the premise of having a perfect intelligent single product as well as intelligent products that can achieve cross-brand and cross-category interaction, which requires all products in the smart home to operate on top of a unified platform and follow a unified standard. This means that manufacturers who have already entered the smart home field need to consider whether the gateway devices of their own set of smart products can be grafted onto the future big platform.
The smart home industry has gone through an extraordinary five years of structural change and is about to enter a new period of further deepening structural change. In the era of accelerated technology iteration and diversified market development, smart home enterprises must “have a long-term strategic plan” and be actively prepared for a rainy day to cope with the unpredictable market.