The advancement of technology has enabled people to live a better and more comfortable life. As an emerging industry, the high-tech technology of smart home makes people have more expectations of home life. Under the environment of the interconnection of everything, what kind of influence will the future system created by smart homes bring to people’s lives? What kind of impact will the Internet of Things have on the traditional home? After the rise of a smart home, what are the differences between a traditional home and a smart home?
The impact of the Internet of Things on traditional home
What is the Internet of Things? Internet of things means “everything can be connected,” it breaks through the limitation that Internet can only communicate through a computer, and it also surpasses the function that the Internet only connects people and people. It establishes an intelligent system between “people and things.”
In the smart home system, the goal of the Internet of Things is to connect the smart light bulbs, smart LED controllers, smart plugs, smart home appliances, security alarm devices, video surveillance, and any other devices in the home through radio frequency identification (RFID). Infrared sensor, Wi-Fi Wireless, Bluetooth1, Zigbee, wireless remote control, etc., according to the pre-settings, to carry out information The Internet of Things (IoT) technology provides the traditional home furnishings with a new level of security.
The Internet of Things technology has brought a new industry opportunity for traditional home furnishing. The traditional home industry has been developed for many years, but due to its backward technology, lack of innovation, old-fashioned views, and other reasons, traditional home has been stagnant. The emergence of the Internet of things for these traditional enterprises brought vitality. Some excellent traditional enterprises have been involved in the Internet of things smart home industry.
The application of the Internet of things has been extensive, such as modern commodities on the bar code and car GPS satellite positioning system.
For the traditional home industry, the value of the Internet of Things is in the “things” and the “sensor Internet.” The sensor is the root of IoT, to collect and provide various data information to the Internet as the backbone. This data and information can provide insights that were previously unavailable commercially to leaders in the unified home and enhance the important role of people in organizations and provide an advantage to manufacturing industries in the “Industrial Internet” era.
The difference between a traditional home and a smart home
The goal of the IoT smart home is to develop green all-wireless technology, including sensing and communication, which has low power consumption and has a stable and reliable connection, safe communication, self-repairing, simple operation, and strong expansion capability.
The traditional home is wired requires. It is not only requested professional construction, long construction period, high construction costs, and the maintenance of the entire system is more difficult to repair low expansion capacity, but also can not update and upgrade that consumers suffer.
Smart home users can use smart speakers, smartphones or tablets, and other mobile terminals to control various devices remotely and achieve joint control, contextual control, timing control, and other functions. For example, a smartphone can control all the appliances in the home so that the home can automatically cook, automatically turn on the air conditioner, water heater, and the smart lights in the home can be automatically turned on/off to the schedule.
The traditional home is still a one-to-one decentralized mechanical switch. Smart home brings more convenience to people’s life. For people to create a comfortable, efficient, and safe home environment, family life is the height of system management.
Not only that, with the development and application of the Internet of things, cloud computing, wireless communication, and other technologies, a smart home will pay more attention to perception, detection, and feedback capabilities. Not only can it present various intelligent functions in a targeted manner according to the basic information of users’ age, hobbies, habits, and residential environment, but also provide more humanized services through human-computer dialogue mode. For example, the voice controls the smart light bulb, the light of the LED strip lights beat to the music, etc.
The advantages of traditional home appliance transformation
In the smart home explosion era, many enterprises are trying to get a share of the pie in the smart home field. These enterprises include large Internet enterprises, traditional home appliance enterprises, security apartment intercom enterprises. Among the many enterprises transforming to the smart home field, the traditional home appliance enterprises have certain advantages.
The product advantages of traditional home appliance enterprises mainly lie in their product design, technology, production, manufacturing, and marketing channels. At the same time, traditional home appliance companies also have a complete product strategy and a complete industrial chain. They can implement the smart home appliance strategy to some small home appliance products and integrate single products with the help of a computer, Internet of Things, and big data technology to realize the linkage effect between products.
Whether it is product design, parts manufacturing and assembly, or product strategy and product industry chain, are non-electricity companies, Internet companies, and other enterprises can not reach.
Take the smart light bulb as an example. The light bulb factory only needs to add a WIFI or Bluetooth module based on the original light bulb. It can upgrade the traditional light bulb to the smart light bulb. Under the original production, the equipment can be quickly put into production, and the original guests’ marketing channels remain unchanged. All these advantages allow traditional home appliance companies to take a seat in the smart home field quickly.
Sales channel advantages
Unlike Internet companies, which mainly sell through online channels, traditional home appliance companies mainly sell offline. Traditional home appliance’s offline sales pipeline allows it to have more and broader user experience groups. At the same time, in the future, in the development of smart home appliance strategic cooperation, can fully play its offline to provide consumers with consultation, delivery, installation, inspection, maintenance, testing advantages, after-sales service to the maximum. With the Internet, enterprises to achieve o2o online and offline interactive sales and promotion modes.
The “Internet +” strategic thinking has been deeply rooted in traditional industries. The traditional home appliance industry also naturally has the spirit of the Internet. Some enterprises also gradually have the ability to develop Internet business. Regarding the traditional manufacturing industry’s foundation and capabilities, not every Internet enterprise, e-commerce enterprises own this ability. So this is also the traditional home appliance in transforming and upgrading the Internet on the road to a major advantage.
Traditional home appliances have a relatively sound production technology and industrial base, while traditional home appliances are actively engaged in strategic cooperation with Internet companies. Combine offline content, services, technology, and product development capabilities with online marketing.
The traditional home appliance has a good industry circle, and the biggest tool in the industry circle is the product. It is the product that attracts the user base. Traditional home appliances can use this advantage to open up the horizontal industry chain and extend traditional home appliances to the Internet. We can integrate the resources inside and outside the enterprise to the maximum extent based on the core technology. And cooperate with Internet enterprises to create an intelligent era. At the same time, we can also extend the industrial chain toward intelligent communities, intelligent buildings and cities, and create a unique intelligent home industry ecosystem with our industrial circle foundation and product technology in cooperation with other intelligent strategic routes.
Whether it is a traditional or Internet enterprise, the most important thing is the consumer group. The data advantage here is that traditional home appliances have accumulated a large amount of basic user information and user life data while building a brand advantage. On the other hand, when traditional home appliances want to transform and upgrade, these basic information and life data can help traditional home appliance enterprises extend their industrial chain and adopt new marketing models to meet the public’s needs better.
As society progresses and technology advances, we are always ready to keep up with the times only through continuous research and development of new products and technologies.
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