It’s been long predicted, but the time has finally come for whole-home systems that can provide a network to allow the electronic features and fixtures of your home to talk to each other. Often a family’s first such network involves controlling and sharing subscription services for movies, TV and music among personal devices.
Home hubs are the next logical step beyond streaming services. They provide instant communication between household utilities. It is now possible to connect a single master control to make decisions on your behalf regarding security, HVAC, plumbing, lighting, media & entertainment – and even monitor diet, physical activity and personal health. The result is greater efficiencies and less environmental impact. This connectivity will only get better with the purchase of new appliances. Your next refrigerator and/or stove could be capable of reading product labels, providing recipes according to the food you have on hand, planning meals, cooking, and ordering groceries – not to mention alerting you to get exercise and take your medication.