Connected home accessories and systems comprise a smart home. When including office and industrial environments, we are talking about smart houses and buildings. Devices they all may include comprise wireless lighting, baby monitors, security systems, various control units and so on.
Smart building technology advantages
As all electric devices need to function and be controlled, wired connections still are viable. Backup power is most recommendable for home alarm systems, for example.
Smart technology enables replacing old technology with something easier, smaller, more economical, or better integrated. “Turning the knobs” is based on wider understanding of conditions and preferences.
Battery-powered intelligent devices
Some everyday products are begging to be redesigned. The problem easily becomes apparent when using battery-powered, cost-effective devices those are mounted on walls and other surfaces.
We at Navicron collaborate with many professionals of other fields such as graphics designers and industrial designers while strong at engineering ourselves. Starting from the smallest projects, capabilities of integrating change management and project management become essential.
When required, it is possible to connect a number of intelligent devices instantaneously without configuration processes, to your smartphone or tablet. Smartphone applications’ user interfaces can be adopted for various needs and user groups.
Smart home device integration
Level of smart home device integration depends on devices used, their APIs (application control interface), safety features, and so on.
Usually our design projects are smaller than full-size systems. In other words, intelligence in devices doesn’t necessarily require huge dimensions. Everything starts with a need and a solution to it.
The smart house of the future could be for example like this. In the future, low-power smart devices likely dominate. Their batteries will last from several months up till several years. An interesting challenge would be to integrate a battery-powered smart device in the wall. It would communicate wirelessly over Bluetooth Smart for years. Charging the battery would also take place wirelessly based on induction. For efficient charging, the two units would need to be placed properly which goes with small efforts.
A wide range of products are being developed to enable network connectivity for intelligent devices. Business-wise this definitely is a good news.