疫情後 智能家居趨勢領跑? Post pandemic home: smart home contribute to safe and health
從IFA 2019年的智能家居演進趨勢來看。在語音控制家電上，AXI、博世在洗衣機上加入了語音和聊天助手，而西門子和亞馬遜則在廚房電器和微波爐上集成了語音控制。從長遠來看，語音控制和其他智能功能，例如: 成像、深度學習等將繼續推動智能家居的採用。習慣和經驗的改變，從物理操控轉向家居中的智能控制，將使智能家居有更大的擴展。
With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading quickly across the globe, millions of people are working from home to minimize transmission. Recommended for COVID-19 protection in the home is to clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common-use locations (e.g., tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, sinks). Voice control technology has already made significant inroads into the smart home space, and voice control can mean avoiding commonly touched surfaces around the home, from smartphones to TV remotes, light switches, thermostats, door handles, and more. Voice control can also be leveraged for online shopping and information gathering.
According to the global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, last year 141 million voice control smart home devices were shipped worldwide, and despite the key China market being impacted during the first quarter of 2020, the value of voice control demonstrated during the pandemic will ensure that this year voice control device shipments will grow globally by close to 30% over 2019.
According to other research conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC), smart speakers represented 25.8% of the smart home market in 4Q19 in Europe. This category is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.6% between 2020 and 2024. Lighting, home security monitoring, and thermostats combined are expected represent 21.5% in 2020, and expected to represent 31.3% of the total smart home market in 2024.
Trends in smart home evolution as observed at IFA 2019. On voice control home appliances, AXI and Bosch have incorporated voice and chat assistants to help with washing machines, while Siemens and Amazon have integrated voice control on kitchen appliances and microwaves. In the long term, voice control and other smart features, such as imaging and deep learning, will continue to drive smart home adoption. Changes in habits and experience, moving away from physical actuation toward using smart control in the home, will engender greater smart home expansion.
Connectivity is also an important element for smart home devices. Bluetooth mesh networking enables many-to-many (m:m) device communications and is ideally suited for creating control, monitoring, and automation systems where tens, hundreds, or thousands of devices need to reliably and securely communicate with one another. According to the 2020 Bluetooth Market Update, Bluetooth smart home device shipments will reach 1.82 billion in 2024, double the 0.91 billion in 2019. Voice control front-end devices will become mainstream, increasing 77% to reach 250 million shipments in 2024. While home automation and control will see significant growth over the next five years, connected home devices such as OEM remote controls, speakers, TVs, and other home audio and entertainment devices will continue to drive the majority of smart home device shipments.
TÜV Rheinland has set many firsts in communications technology. In addition to setting up the first Bluetooth testing lab in the Greater China region, we are also a certification body with Bluetooth chip testing capability. TÜV Rheinland is also a test certification body that can provide the full range of testing services for Sigfox and Zigbee. Thanks to our comprehensive global strategy, TÜV Rheinland can provide localized testing services for short-range communication technologies (e.g. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, and RFID) and for long-range communication technologies (2G/3G/4G/5G). Our 11 IoT laboratories around the world provide businesses with faster and more convenient options for obtaining wireless certification in each country.
The extent of connectivity in the smart home will continue to evolve and expand, encompassing more aspects of the home. The scope of wireless product connectivity ranges from household appliances, entertainment systems, and energy control networks to autonomous cars and beyond. Advances in smart home technology provide consumers with a wide range of benefits including security, energy efficiency, and convenience. TÜV Rheinland works closely with manufacturers of connected home solutions to make certain that the convenience inherently promised to consumers is realized. When designing smart home products, manufacturers should consider simplicity, interoperability, future extensibility, and product security. Proper testing and certification can save money and expedite time-to-market. Our experienced experts guide you through the complex challenges of smart home product design, testing, and certification.