SMART HOME Technology is at the forefront at the 2019 Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. It’s a long way from Thailand but CES is where all of the major (and minor) electronics companies showcase their new technologies, and whilst it may take some time for this technology to filter out to Thailand much of the technology will become ubiquitous in the near future.
Here we take a look at some of the new technologies that we are seeing in the Smart Home industry.
From Alarm.com the Wellcam smart video camera connects to your home WiFi, allowing subscribers to extend their security service into their homes. It has a 180-degree field of view, 1080p resolution and the ability to make two-way audio calls. There's a call-out button on the Wellcam too for users to reach out for help.
LG introduced a slew of Smart Home kitchen products (Smart Kitchen) included an automated craft beer maker that works like a Nespresso machine for beer.
It handles everything, from fermentation to carbonation and aging, even cleaning itself. In as little as two weeks, you can get a batch of five liters of beer. The mobile app lets you monitor the home brewing process from anywhere.
Also from LG is the Smart Home Fridge which brings distinctive styling and innovation to your kitchen with a tinted glass panel that allows you to see inside the easy-access door without letting the cold air out. Simply knock twice on the glass to illuminate the contents within.
Promising to give you the ability to “control your digital shower your way” Smart Homes can now feature voice controlled showers.
U by Moen creates a personalized showering experience. Now with three ways to control your smart shower: voice, phone, and controller. Start, Stop and Pause your shower with your voice, Create a preset within the U by Moen app and start it with Alexa and start your shower to a very specific temperature.
This one even surprised us and we are in the Smart Home industry, it’s a Smart Toilet by Kohler.
This is the 2nd generation of smart toilet by Kohler and the Numi Intelligent toilet has Amazon Alexa built in - So yes you can actually speak to your toilet.
The seat automatically opens and closes and comes fully fitted with advanced LED Lighting and even a built in speaker system for what they claim is a "fully immersive experience", of going to the toilet.
Whilst talking LED lit toilets might sound a bit silly at this time, Kohler aren’t a small upstart company, that they are investing in Smart Home technology such as this for their toilet systems gives us a glimpse into what sort of connected world we may live inside in the future. There is a figurative explosion of electronics and electrical goods featuring smart home and home automation technology from all the big players as can be seen from the CES Trade show.