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Top smart home trends for 2022

Posted January 10th, 2022 by SimpliSafe

What are the top smart home trends to look out for in 2022? Add to your wishlist with SimpliSafe’s biggest predictions.

Smart homes have well and truly taken the world by storm, and the numbers are only going to continue to increase as we head into the new year. It’s predicted that there could be up to 13.5 billion smart home devices in use by 2025, so if you’re looking for some more gadgets to get on your wishlist, you’ve come to the right place. 

Automation

The rise of artificial intelligence has enabled smart home technology to progress leaps and bounds, with automatic operation now becoming a must-have. Systems are now advanced enough to withstand cyber-attacks, with security and access control being the top priority to ensure devices are protected for as long as possible. As well as offering families the protection they need from a home security system, smart homes are designed for easy living, with certain devices expected to offer integrated management of alarms, lighting and cameras as part of a single interface in 2022. 

Optimising energy efficiency

As society works towards a greener and more sustainable future, developing devices to be as energy efficient as possible is a must. The smart homes of 2022 are predicted to make use of renewable energy, leading systems to automatically turn off if there is no longer someone in the room, or dimming the brightness if a TV has been turned on. When a home begins thinking for itself, forgetfulness is less likely to cost the environment. 

Sensors

Smart devices are often equipped with various sensors, used either for security or energy saving purposes. This will be no different in 2022, and if anything, they’re expected to become even more advanced; one particular trend will be the analysis of an individual's movement patterns to distinguish between different people. There are various different accessories currently on the market too, with SimpliSafe offering anything from Entry Sensors to Motion Sensors to ensure that every corner of your home is covered. 

Rise of robots 

Are robots to become a staple in all our homes? Perhaps. For those that fancy a pet (minus the mess), aibo’s robotic dog could be the perfect smart gadget for you, or perhaps you’d fancy a personal cleaner in the form of iRobot’s Roomba. 2022 is predicted to bring with it more robotic enhancements elsewhere in the home.

Focus on security

With smart technology becoming more advanced, their value will also begin to increase. Bearing this in mind, a focus on security will be a major trend in 2022 to prevent the risk of a break in. Make sure that you have a home security system in place that will protect both your family and your valuables, covering all areas that could be a potential hotspot. Technology developments will make it a normality for home owners to keep a constant eye on their property, even when they’re away from home. With the SimpliSafe app, you’ll receive constant updates so that you’ll know exactly what’s going on, at any time. Plus, should a risk be detected and verified by a security camera, local authorities can be notified immediately with professional monitoring.

Customisation 

With so many new smart devices to choose from, how could you possibly make a decision on the tech that works best for you? Customisation is the answer, giving users the option to add additional accessories to enhance and adapt the product. Here at SimpliSafe, we give you total control over your security system through custom builds, allowing you to choose the option that best suits you. 

Have you been inspired to go smart for 2022? For more advice on how to get the most out of your SimpliSafe home security system, have a chat with our team of professionals today. We have everything you need to make your and your family feel as safe as possible, for as long as possible. 

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