There is much to be excited about in 2021 with smart home technology that will forever change how we live, play, entertain, work, and collaborate in our homes.
Wi-Fi 6 to become The New Standard
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced individuals and families indoors, turning the home into remote learning and home office spaces resulting in an unprecedented demand on the network. With a 30% increase in Wi-Fi and download speeds of 9.6 Gbps, plus a more stable bandwidth, the new standard in Wi-Fi will lesson dropped signals and network congestion, making Wi-Fi 6 optimal for streaming 4K video and cloud-based gaming for all IoT (Internet of Things) devices in optimal conditions.
Home Theaters: The Must-Have Entertainment Space
As studios delay the latest theatrical releases and cinema chains shut down, the alternative is to view blockbusters from the comfort of your home. Keeping your entertainment space updated to manipulate 8K full ultra-high-definition resolution and increase the quality of streaming video, coupled with integrating the latest surround sound and soundbar technology, is key to creating a premium immersive experience.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
The pandemic has increased awareness as it pertains to air quality in the home. Individuals are taking additional steps to keep their families safe as health and wellness take a front seat. One of the measures to guarantee fresh air is a professionally installed whole-home, medical grade system integrated with the home’s HVAC, versus less-comprehensive, off-the-shelf models.
The Seriousness of Gaming
Video gaming has exploded with the onset of strict quarantine measures, introducing many to the world of video game technology and all its capabilities. Players are propelled into a new dimension, from HDMI 2.1 for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Sony’s PlayStation 5 video game operating systems, to VR (virtual reality) becoming less and less cost prohibitive. Cloud-based gaming is now obtainable from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Sony, and cross-platforming is providing the opportunity for gamers to play a multiple person game with friends who own a different console.
The Emergence of Resimercial Design
Stay-at-home orders have driven multiple industries to find solutions to continue producing their talents at a professional level from home: the result, increased demand for professional-grade materials in a non-commercial venue, from podcasts to musicians making studio-quality recordings, to collaborative virtual meetings for a superior conferencing experience. Combining residential with commercial-grade design systems into the home is a natural progression of technologies. For more information on the hottest automation trends to expect in 2021 or to schedule a consultation with one of our System Designers, call or text us at 702-648-7474.
For more information on the hottest automation trends to expect in 2021 or to schedule a consultation with one of our System Designers, call or text us at 702-648-7474.