Technological advancements has revolutionized the way we live and life has become fast-paced than it was ever. The way technology has streamlined operations at workplace, it is all set to smoothen our lives by sharing our responsibilities. Imagine as soon as you open the front door to enter your home the lights turn on, your refrigerator alerts you when milk is running low and so on. These products are already out there in the market but there is a huge difference between buying one or two smart products standalone and immersing yourself in an Internet of Things (IoT) connected smart home where there is communication among connected devices, sensors, applications as well as the external world. To witness this paradigm shift the technology vendor’s and smart home ecosystem together must take the following key actions:
Reinforce The Value Proposition
Smart home adoption has been slow to take off because of their value proposition which was basically providing comfort and that inferred that these products are nice to have rather than need to have. To encourage mass-market adoption of IoT connected smart home, the value proposition must be something that majority of the consumers care about. For instance, the smart energy devices must be optimized to save more money and energy while they maintain comfort. This cost and energy-efficiency when demonstrated and communicated to consumers will inspire greater adoption.
Relieve Consumers From Installation Burden
There is an immediate need for effective collaboration among device manufacturers, IoT app development experts, data providers as well as utility and cable companies to shift the installation burden from consumers. Device manufacturers are getting SaaS-oriented so that they can integrate successfully with IoT devices and augment the value their product can deliver. Smart home is not just about linking devices but data as well. It would be a step further if a smart home connected device has access to third-party data like local weather data because 50 percent of your home’s energy usage is influenced by the weather.
Expedite The Time To Value
The product price of smart devices cannot be calculated from their sticker price as their installation and time invested to get them working also has to be considered. Therefore, to spur adoption all the aforementioned partners should execute collaborative efforts and come out with novel ideas for helping each other to communicate the value of a smart home. There are benefits tethered to pre-integrated smart homes – in the form of higher price if you are the seller and in the form of savings, convenience and no installation headaches.
As IoT connected smart home adoption would gain momentum, a door of endless opportunities would open for IoT app development. It is imperative for businesses to make a smart move and invest in IoT application as well as mobile application development to keep pace with the change. If you have any ideas then consult with our proficient team of IoT app development experts and mobile application specialists to stay a step ahead of competition.