Our phones have become smart with tons of apps, so it's no wonder that our homes should be the same. By this, we don't mean that every home has a set of tabs for you to click on, but yes- each device present within your home can have that. From the items in your fridge to browsing channels on television, browsing and managing have become easier than ever. So much that almost every household item is being converted into a smart device.
There are so many household categories that have been transformed by the technological revolution. Speaking of which, let's have a look at our at-home entertainment services. If you're from the 90s, you could recall a VCR system gradually decaying with the coming of the DVD player. Now, everything is connected to the Internet. It's the omnipotence, strength and high Internet speeds, all of which are taking our tasks to the next level. We now have Netflix, which offers an easy and legal subscription method, along with streaming on any device.
There are also devices for managing energy and security. With the help of your smartphone and some synchronisation, you can track the security cameras in your home. So while you're away at work, you can keep an eye out for any mischievous activity at your place. It doesn't end here, you can even control the lighting and home appliances from your smartphone, almost anything can be controlled and connected.
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The phenomenon of home automation has been gaining more acceptance, especially in the U.S. Below are a few statistics of U.S. households along with the type of smart home applications being used. The comparison between 2020 and 2024 is awe-striking, the boom of household technology and smartness is only expected to increase in the coming years.
Infographic by: Statista