No question automation is slowly taking over many aspects of our daily life. Even in our homes, making them smarter, more comfortable and even more efficient. Since the rise of smart homes, manufacturers in the sector have constantly been improving their technology’s design and functionality to keep up with the dynamics of the tech industry.

So what does the automation market have in store for us next?

Energy efficiency

Going into 2021, working from home has become the new normal. But that also means appliances, heating, lighting and so on will be running during the day, driving up your power and water.

So no wonder we’ll be seeing some innovations in smart home technology turning to more green energy and optimizing on efficiently. For example, through smart lighting systems. These systems can adjust the light intensity of your lamps depending on your room’s condition, like dimming the lights when you turn on the tv in the evening.

Another great example are occupancy sensors. These sensors monitor if a room is occupied and will accordingly turn on the lights and heating. When everybody has left the space, your light, heating and any other devices, like screens or sound systems, will be shut off. The security fire system will monitor the entire building throughout your absence.