The Latest Trends in Smart Home Design

In today's society where technology is becoming more and more developed, the application of technology has become more and more extensive in various aspects, and among them, the application of technology in home design has also developed a lot, and it will become a general trend in the future.

Most of the smart home designs now will also combine the current voice and artificial intelligence technology, and continue to improve, hoping to achieve the best effect and meet customer requirements; plus future 5G and AI artificial intelligence related technologies The development will continue to improve and progress, so in the future society, everyone's residential house will be a smart home design.

Compared with Hong Kong, the concept of smart home and smart home products in mainland China have developed rapidly in recent years. Due to the gradual maturity of technology and the strong growth of consumer demand, the development potential of smart home is astonishing. According to an industry research report, it is estimated that by 2023, consumers' spending on smart home hardware, services, and installation will increase. more than 1 trillion yuan. As an emerging market, smart home will definitely maintain the vitality of rapid growth in the next 10 years.

The so-called smart home is essentially the linkage between various parts and functions of the home. Through the control center of TV, mobile phone, smart speaker or other methods, various smart home products are connected with the network; including various household electrical appliances, lighting, security, even furniture, ceiling, floor, etc., and then form the whole smart home. linkage.

The control and linkage of smart home requires a basic operating platform, and there are many operating platform technologies competing with each other in the market, and they are incompatible with each other, which hinders the unified development. There are also certain requirements for the usability, stability, security and compatibility of an operating platform. In the end, the technologies of various enterprises are integrated and disconnected. Although there are companies that can provide a complete set of services, for consumers, there is less flexibility in choice. Just like the standard of wireless communication back then, it is imminent to establish a standardized smart home technology architecture.

Recently in August, the National Standardization Management Committee and five other relevant departments jointly issued the "Guidelines for the Construction of the National New Generation Artificial Intelligence Standard System" (hereinafter referred to as the "Guidelines"), from basic technologies, products, services, industry applications and safety ethics Among them, standardizing the application program interface standards, equipment standards, scene standards and other application levels of smart home technology one by one, which is of great significance to promote the standardization of China's smart home industry and even the establishment of a global technical framework. According to the "Guide", the artificial intelligence standard system in the smart home field will be initially established in 2023.

In addition, the WiFi transmission protocol of the wireless network also needs to be upgraded. The current WiFi 5 cannot meet the requirements, but last year's 5G license issuance and the launch of WiFi 6 certification have created sufficient conditions to improve network congestion and support multiple devices to connect at the same time. This also involves the future smart home products will also gradually turn to the compatibility of WiFi 6 and 5G.

Now all over the world, the smart home market has begun its initial explosive period, and businesses are competing. Regardless of the size of the house, various types of houses have also begun to make many changes to match the smart home design. Back to Hong Kong, due to the small land, large population and narrow living conditions, having some effective and diversified smart home products will greatly improve the overall quality of life.

Today's human living has gradually become intelligent. The successful leap of this step depends on the result of the joint efforts of the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, big data and 5G, but this is also a long-term, multi-link, multi-regulation, and multi-system Compatible with the business, "ecologically relatively closed" is still the most important problem to be solved in global development. I believe we still have a long way to go.

Yu Kam-hung Former President of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

Source: Hong Kong Economic Journal