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3 of the Best Emerging Home Automation Trends From CES 2018


Explore Some of the Growing Trends in Smart Home Technology 

Just as quickly as CES 2018 arrived, the annual convention of consumer electronics has ended.

Manufacturers and consumers from around the world converged in Las Vegas for four days from Jan. 9-12, reveling in the newest and most significant technologies.

So, what did Sound & Theater learn from this year’s show?

What are the most notable emerging home automation system trends we’re noticing for this year for Buffalo, NY residents?

Below, we’ll explore our takeaways from CES 2018. Simply keep reading to find out more.

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1) Expanded Voice Control

Voice-control technologies aren’t new to the smart home industry.

For a few years now, devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home have enabled homeowners to control parts of their home automation systems merely through speaking a command.

Just by saying “Alexa, turn on the kitchen lights,” you can revolutionize the way you control your smart home.

In 2017, we noticed these voice-control devices continuing to explode in popularity.

Here’s what we already are noticing in 2018: Not only are artificial intelligence systems like Amazon Alexa consistently improving, but more voice-control technologies are entering the market.

We also are witnessing a trend in which the newest smart home devices already showcase integration ability with voice-control technology.

Just connect your smart home device to your voice-control system, and you can enjoy yet another way to control your smart technology.

2) Improved Home Security Monitoring

Throughout this year’s CES 2018 convention, industry-leading manufacturers released their newest smart home security solutions.

Among some of the features that Sound & Theater noticed: facial-recognition cameras, remote locks and more.

The common theme is this: As smart home security technology continues to improve, there is a noticeable trend of bringing home surveillance into your own hands.

Sure, you can integrate your smart security technology into a broader home automation solution in which you automatically can lock doors and turn on an alarm system when you leave your home.

But with the latest smart home security technology, you can keep your property safe no matter where you are, whether you’re at home in the Greater Buffalo Area or you’re on the opposite side of the world.

3) New Smart Devices in the Home

While home automation ordinarily has included lighting control, motorized shading, audio and video distribution, networking and security, more smart devices are beginning to emerge.

Home automation is beginning to spread to new areas of the house.

For example, manufacturers at CES 2018 revealed new air- and water-quality monitors that can send custom push notifications to your smartphone whenever something in your home goes awry.

There even were entire smart kitchen solutions showcased at this year’s convention – including intelligent ovens that you can control remotely and refrigerators that can find you recipes based on your current food inventory.

Of course, many other significant trends emerged from CES 2018.

To find out more about how your Buffalo, NY home automation system can benefit from these trends, we encourage you to reach out to our team.

You can get in touch with us either by calling (716) 632-2790, by chatting live with us at the bottom of your screen or by filling out a short form by clicking the button below. We look forward to assisting you!

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