Tech-integrated homes: From smart kitchens to intelligent security; exploring latest trends shaping modern living

In a world driven by technological innovation, our living spaces are transforming to new heights of excellence. This has given rise to the concept of smart homes, altering the future into a reality and revolutionising the way we interact with the environment. Smart homes work on the idea of automation and connectivity, simplifying various daily tasks. With the inclusion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), tech-integrated homes offer unparalleled efficiency. Smart homes have the potential to upgrade the design industry with technologies such as climate control and clever appliances. HT Lifestyle has reached out to design experts from the industry to delve into the idea of smart homes, exploring trends and innovations that shape modern living. (Also read: Embracing rustic decor: 4 tips to incorporate a relaxed and timeless look in home interiors )

Top Smart Home Trends and Innovations

IoT Integration and Seamless Connectivity

Welcome to the future of living! In today’s tech-driven world, smart homes are revolutionising the way we interact with our living spaces. (Unsplash)

“Smart homes incorporate IoT to provide seamless communication and build intelligent ecosystems. It is included in smart thermostats and lighting systems for better convenience. Further, security cameras and appliances also help people communicate easily through wireless networks. This interconnectedness allows users to control their homes remotely via various applications”, says Ar. Sumit Dhawan, Founder and Principal Architect at Cityspace82 Architects. Seamless connectivity ensures that devices work in harmony to provide customised experiences.

Enhanced Surveillance and Security

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Modern homes can be safeguarded against intruders by advanced security and surveillance systems. Highlighting the same, Rohit Suraj, CEO and Founder of Urban Zen elucidates, “Advance systems include technologies like facial recognition and motion detection to provide real-time monitoring of spaces. AI-powered analytics, smart locks, and interconnected cameras further offer peace of mind allowing users to monitor from across the globe. Additionally, geofencing and automated alerts bolster security and provide prompt responses, creating a more secure living environment.”

Smart Energy Management

Tech-integrated homes allow users to conserve energy for a better tomorrow. “Including advanced sensors, smart meters, and AI-driven data provide automated control over energy usage. Smart blinds and temperature-controlling devices adjust to occupancy patterns, while smart lights adapt to natural light levels, reducing energy wastage. Moreover, renewable energy sources like solar panels align with energy efficiency requirements, generating power for other needs”, adds Ar. Anil Badan, Founder and Principal Architect at Studio B Architects.

Automation and Routine Optimisation

Automation and routine optimisation align with behaviour patterns and adapt to the desired needs. To improve comfort and efficiency, homeowners can set up schedules that modify the temperature, lighting, and other settings following their daily routines. This enhances convenience and promotes energy efficiency and cost savings. Advanced algorithms and AI-driven platforms tailor routines to individual preferences, ensuring that every aspect of the home environment resonates with the occupants’ needs.

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