Smart home is becoming popular, consumers should be cautious of "pseudo intelligence"

Issuing time:2019-08-22 19:06

Smart homes are gradually becoming popular, and smart home products are emerging one after another. At one point, newly released products were all labeled as "smart", and products such as smart focus were also favored by consumers. However, smart homes, which represent the transformation and upgrading of the home appliance industry, are still in their early stages, and many smart home appliance products and systems are not yet mature. Therefore, when consumers want to catch up with the trend of smart homes, they need to be vigilant and beware of consumption traps.

Perhaps everyone has a beautiful vision for smart homes: when you return home from work, you don't need a key, and the access control system can open the door for you through automatic recognition. After entering the door, the air conditioning will automatically turn on and adjust to the appropriate temperature according to the user's personality. The TV will automatically turn on, and with just a few words, you can automatically tune to the channel you want to watch. If you are willing, You can even ask your refrigerator to prepare a drink you like in advance.

Smart home life is a consumer's pursuit of quality living. With many well-known enterprises entering the field of smart home in recent years, such a scenario does not only exist in dreams. In the past two years, the internet and home appliance industries have taken the lead in action, with Haier, Hisense, Skyworth, Kukai, Midea, Bosu, Huawei, Alibaba and other enterprises expanding their business around smart homes.

Moreover, as more and more home appliance manufacturers enter the field of smart homes, smart homes have moved from initial single item intelligence to a new stage of interconnectivity. In recent awe 2016, manufacturers including Midea, Gree, Haier, TCL, Hisense, Samsung, LG, and others have demonstrated their achievements in smart home system platforms, including various smart home appliances with "interconnectivity" functions, such as refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, color televisions, etc Various types of kitchen appliances, from home lighting, curtains, security equipment, etc., can be interconnected and controlled through mobile devices such as voice and body sensing, and supported by big data for various intelligent functions. The application of the Internet of Things and intelligent software and hardware has almost become a standard configuration for home appliance enterprises.

In terms of household appliances, consumers nowadays are more interested in smart appliances, especially young people. Smart televisions, refrigerators, and sweepers are all popular. For example, smart refrigerators can monitor the temperature and humidity inside the refrigerator, determine the appropriate storage days for a certain food, and smart air conditioners can automatically adjust the temperature in the room, all of which provide consumers with a more convenient way of life Manager Qian of Suning Electric Appliances Taizhou Branch said.

Smart Home Depends on Content

Home appliances are connected to WiFi, mobile phones control home appliances, virtual reality technology, artificial intelligence and other technologies are added, allowing the boundaries of intelligent products to continue to expand. Although smart refrigerators, smart televisions, and smart curtains are smart home appliances, a single smart home product is not a smart home, and smart home appliances do not require cool and useless technology. Intelligence is to achieve consumer needs more quickly.

Simply put, smart home is the use of Internet of Things technology to connect various devices in the home (such as audio and video devices, lighting systems, curtain controls, air conditioning controls, etc.) together, providing residents with various convenient and user-friendly services, from home appliance control, lighting control, to anti-theft alarms, environmental monitoring, and so on.

Before returning home, you can turn on the light control on your phone and the light will turn on. The air conditioning can also be turned on in advance, and the temperature in the room is just right after entering the door. "Smart homes should use technology to make ordinary household appliances smarter, automatically turning down the wind direction of the air conditioning and turning off the TV and lights when you fall asleep. This is the true smart home.

Immature market, beware of "pseudo intelligence"

Due to the overall transformation and upgrading stage of the home appliance industry, exploration in the field of smart home appliances is still in its infancy. Currently, the industry lacks unified intelligent standards and is still in the stage of market experimentation and technological formation. Therefore, consumers who want to test their smart life in advance and choose smart home appliance products need to be vigilant to avoid consumption traps.

Due to the "blessing" of intelligent functions, the price of general smart home appliance products is much higher than that of similar products, which also provides some businesses with an opportunity to put the product on the exterior design and functional gimmicks, and then create the concept of "intelligence" to sell to consumers at high prices.

Some manufacturers also believe that providing home appliance products with WiFi networking capabilities, such as being able to connect to the internet and mobile devices, is "intelligentization". For example, controlling switches through mobile apps can be considered as remote control at most, and there is still a certain distance from intelligence. In fact, these so-called "intelligent functions" are not implemented or convenient, but instead increase the complexity of consumer use.

After sales "needs to be guaranteed", choose a large brand

Compared to ordinary home appliance products, smart homes have higher requirements for after-sales service. On the one hand, smart home appliance products have networking devices, sensors, etc., which are more complex to operate, use, and maintain compared to ordinary home appliance products. Consumers need more professional guidance; On the other hand, to achieve interconnectivity between different intelligent products within a home, it is often not something that consumers can accomplish themselves and requires professional personnel to set up.

However, due to the current need for standardization in the smart home market, the after-sales capabilities of some new smart home appliance brands still cannot keep up. Therefore, consumers choose large brand smart home appliance products with a more comprehensive after-sales service system to ensure that they can receive corresponding services more conveniently and quickly in the future.


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