As reported recently in Hidden Wires, recent research from ABI Research suggests that by 2017 (that’s only 5 years away), 90 million homes will have adopted home automation across all aspects of the residential space.
This may sound astonishing given that the technology isn’t yet quite cheap enough for the average person to begin controlling their cooker by smartphone – but it isn’t particularly difficult to imagine, is it?
Modern gadgetry and Smartgrid
With the increase of Internet services making remote access to all kinds of systems, from banking to home lighting, it’s hardly a surprising. The world is currently experiencing an explosion of mobile, internet based, remote technology that works through modern gadgetry.
With the promotion of the Smartgrid, there are plenty of questions being asked by some about its security, and it is highly likely that the more we use and incorporate technology, the more that concerns about our personal and ‘digital’ security will be raised and discussed.
Let’s hope that the future of mainstream home automation will brings only the benefits for all users now that the cost of such technological integration is moving, finally it seems, towards becoming affordable for more and more.
For an alternative point of view to the research:
Don’t Trust the Research on Home Automation, Julie Jacobson, May 21st, 2012 on cepro.com
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