Smart Homes: Minimized human control, but improved occupant-experiences

June 30, 2023by admin

Smart Homes embody primacy of homes in our lives. Signifying people-centric environment, these new-era homes individualize our physical space, enable our control on living and working, expect our requirements, monitor our health and help us conserve energy big-time. An array of IoT-devices, sensors, actuators, interfaces, monitors and several appliances continually communicate with each other, on a collective network to facilitate the automation and local or remote control of the domestic environment through mobile phones or solutions packed somewhere in Clouds. As a concept, a Smart Home minimizes its residents’ involvement in monitoring home-settings and controlling home-appliances. Right implementation of technologies hinges on data-communication. All of the devices, networked collectively, within a network must seamlessly connect the occupants to the building. IoT-based devices connect appliances, switches and gadgets to a central hub, supporting the daily lives of residents in terms of various facilities, energy-management, security, monitoring and detecting incidents. In coming days, the amalgamation of Artificial Intelligence (AI), IoT, 5G and emerging technologies is going to create new data-points for the designers of Smart Homes, facilitating them to deliver out-of-the-world living and working experiences for occupants.

Some of the popular Smart Home devices used in India include a number of connected devices, like smart lighting systems, smart TVs, smart door-locks, security cameras, smart speakers, gaming consoles, laptops, tablets, smartphones, ACs and smart watches. Presently, there are nearly 13 million Smart Homes in India and a further 12.84% penetration is expected in the country by 2025. A mediocre integration due to the lack of common interoperability standards, glitches in network-connectivity and an inefficient harmonization of devices sum up the challenges in the industry.

Polycab Telecom, a division of Polycab India Ltd., designs, manufactures and supplies Copper Cabling System, Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) System and Hybrid Cables for Smart Home Applications. Providing passive networking solutions in an end-to-end manner, we enable residential and commercial custom Smart Home installations by maximizing the impact of this new-era residential technology.