Technology has become smarter than ever, especially combined with the power of the internet. With over ten million things now connected to the internet, it’s no surprise that businesses are taking note.
Many companies are using internet connections within a number of innovative ideas, which use apps and various devices to transform the way we live day to day.
The use of the newest devices can simplify tasks and make better use of resources that can not only save time, but could reduce the amount of energy used to heat homes, increase savings on home insurance, and even help you to improve your cooking skills.
Here are five smart home technology companies who are doing just that.
Atlas plugs into your home or office to map your space and keep a digital room-by-room list of where your tagged belongings are located, whilst voice activation lets you ask the app on a smartphone or Amazon Echo device.
Chris Herbert, TrackR CEO & Founder said: “We started TrackR nearly six years ago with a simple idea: what if we could pass the task of remembering where items are located to our smartphones and tablets.
“Today, TrackR Atlas brings this concept to life and advances the Bluetooth tracker category to completely automate home and office organisation.”
Their Interactive Kitchen of the Future concept features an interactive splash back and cooktop that connects the consumer to their social networks, favourite websites, and recipes, for meal and guest planning with no additional devices or books required. A personalised touch screen which facilitates live chats with relatives for secret recipe tips and offers wine recommendations for the selected meal.
Alessandro Finetto, senior director of global consumer design, Whirlpool EMEA, said: “The Whirlpool brand creates technology with purpose that gives the busy consumer the time and freedom to do what really matters to them. It is important to us that new products should empower and positively impact daily living; otherwise it’s simply technology for its own sake.”
The technology allows you to customise program settings and the PowerView™ does the rest, by customising your ideal combination of light, privacy and warmth, keeping your home perfectly in sync with the time of day and daily schedule with the PowerView™ Pebble™ Remote.
Homeowners are provided with the latest smart home technology products which have been handpicked by Neos experts. Everything is controlled from one simple app, giving consumers the option to check on their home from wherever they are and receive alerts the moment any of the sensors are triggered.
Matt Poll, CEO and co-founder of Neos, comments: “We’re taking a fresh approach to insurance and giving consumers the option to actively protect the home, people and things they care about. We want to create the best insurance experience anywhere in the world.”
Netatmo's Smart Thermostat, designed by Philippe Starck, allows users to save 37% of energy to heat their home by setting a programme to reflect the users’ habits. It allows users to control their heating remotely from a smartphone.
Fred Potter, Founder and CEO of Netatmo. “Integrating Amazon Alexa demonstrates our ability to provide our customers with the most advanced technologies.