Predictions on Smart Home Tech to Come

Updated on May 2, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of tech, there’s always new smart home technology on the horizon. The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is where we learn about what’s up and coming in the world of cool new products. This show has a little of everything. There are futuristic and wacky gadgets alongside bold yet practical new smart home devices.

So, what trends emerged this year that will make your smart home even smarter? Let’s take a look!

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Smart home tech to watch for in 2024

Many of the appliances and gear you use to protect your home, make your life easier and live more comfortably are getting smart, sleek upgrades this year.

One of the biggest upcoming smart home trends is automation. Companies want to make chores like cleaning more of a breeze. Expect to see robots taking on your daily tasks: washing windows, vacuuming your floors and mowing your lawn.

Home security is another ever-growing field that is getting smarter by the day. Lockly showed off the Visage, an upcoming facial recognition lock for home use, at CES. It’s the perfect upgrade for people who are constantly digging for keys with their hands full. Philips, meanwhile, is launching a lock you can open with your palm.

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AI and new smart home technology

AI and machine learning have been a huge part of smart home technology for years. One of its big functions has been learning about your habits over time—essentially putting the “smart” in smart tech designed just for you. You’ll continue to see products with AI-enabled features, like a combi steam oven with real-time cook monitoring and coffee makers that create custom coffee roast profiles.

AI sensor technology is also becoming more robust. Watch for cat doors with sensors to keep your cat inside and its prey outside. Look for baby monitors with a sensor to detect not just when but why your baby is crying. Sensors are also key in the forthcoming Lotus Ring, a wearable device that lets you control your smart home tech simply by pointing at it.

Additionally, now that generative AI is becoming more widespread and accessible, more companies are figuring out how to leverage it for exciting new products. Rabbit is one of those. It’s almost like a smart home hub that can fit in your pocket, controlling all your apps from a single location.

AI smart home will also play a role in the “personal assistant” features that new smart home devices will launch going forward, so you’ll see products that are a whole lot better at learning and meeting your specific needs. Expect to see more home appliances that require less monitoring by you, like a fridge that alerts you when one of its lightbulbs is coming due for a replacement, or an app for your connected dishwasher that knows to add more dishwasher pods to your digital shopping list when supplies are low. 

Future smart home technology trends to keep an eye on

Companies showcase some of their more imaginative and futuristic products and ideas at CES. It makes for a great way to get a glimpse of not just the products currently available for consumers, but the trends that will define smart home technology to come. Here are just a few things you can expect from products in the coming months and years:

  • Sustainability- and climate-focused smart home tech – More retailers are meeting the demand for sustainable products—and for technology that can help consumers through the extreme weather events that are becoming more common. You’ll be able to find products like a humidifier powered with clean energy, an eco-friendly smart home backup system, a robot snowblower and windows that generate energy from solar power.
  • Augmented reality comes to your home Look out for augmented reality (AR) interfaces that are going to blend the physical and digital worlds. Sometime in the future, it may be a lot easier for you to open up digital interfaces right in your own home. AR could allow you to do a virtual, real-time walkthrough of your home when you’re away, helping you monitor your space and keep it secure.
  • Innovation for every area of your home – A $10,000 smart toilet collaboration between Kohler and E Ink might be out of your price range, even if you’re intrigued by its sleek square design, built-in speakers, ambient lighting and personalization features. Want a less expensive way to make your toilet more fun? Check out Bio Bidet’s upcoming customizable smart bidet, which you can control with your phone.

Getting the most out of smart home technology

Whether you’re relaxing with Netflix while a robot vacuum cleans your floors or customizing the perfect roast on your smart coffee maker, you’ll need a home internet connection that can keep up with your growing collection of smart home devices. Right now, the only network that can provide the bandwidth, speed and security necessary for a true smart home is fiber internet.

Stay connected to home with Frontier Fiber

When you power your smart home with the best fiber internet connection, you can rest assured you have reliable access to your smart devices whenever you want to be in touch. Learn about the advantages of Frontier Fiber. Frontier Fiber is available in select areas—check here to see when it’s available at your address. Then check out Frontier’s SmartMarket for a great selection of quality smart home devices.

Product features and availability may have changed and are subject to change.

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