Also in 2016, Control4 released an Alexa skill
that allowed for voice-controlled automation within professionally-installed smart homes. This development made it easier than ever for users to connect and control their devices, and laid the groundwork for continued voice control and integrated automation.2019 The next generation of cellular tech
—5G—started rolling out in earnest in 2019. For the smart home, 5G means faster and more efficient communication between smart devices, which will particularly improve the effectiveness of smart devices with cameras, like video doorbells and security systems. 5G will also expand possibilities for smart, connected devices outside the home, opening up potential for smart cities.2020 and beyondWe don’t know for sure what the future will hold for smart home technology, but we can hope for better efficiency, intuitiveness, cross-compatibility, and security in our smart homes moving forward.
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