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faryl
faryl
12/31/2016 10:30:01 PM
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Re: Smart Homes Can They Be Crucial
One motivator will be any potential cost savings. I can see that being a factor for energy or water saving opportunities.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/31/2016 1:20:34 PM
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Re: Smart Homes Can They Be Crucial
Until these companies show why homeowners cannot live without smart homes the adoption of smart homes will be slow.


This is a true hard fact that companies must provide to consumers. Only then consumers will start thinking about getting there.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/31/2016 1:18:50 PM
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Re: Smart Homes Not Crucial
@freehe:

Great list that you hav eput together. In similar lines there is another video which was posted today and in the begining the presenter indicated why current consumers are not showing much interest into this is because there are no use cases explaining how this would benefit consumers.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/31/2016 1:15:19 PM
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Re: Smart Homes Can They Be Crucial
@freehe:

Completely makes sense. I belive not only you but many more are inclining to pick security monitoring features but not other ones yet. I can't yet think of dealing with a situation that may arise when i try to control one of my appliances from my phone while being away from home. That is still scary.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/31/2016 1:11:52 PM
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Re: Smart Homes Can They Be Crucial
@maryam:

Agree with you. The features could be very exciting. But we are not there completely yet because there are other dependencies like wifi / network issues related to data which are making consumers think and re-think.

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maryam@impact
maryam@impact
12/30/2016 12:45:57 PM
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Re: Smart Homes Can They Be Crucial
I don't think anyone feels they can't live without their echo but it is nice to have in the home. I don't use mine for lighting and heating, but I do use it for music, weather, news and my daughter loves the homework help. As the capabilities evolve they will be more valuable. The issue with other smart home tech is that too many times we still experience unreliable Wi-Fi and there is fear of not being able to us a critical item like door locks, heating etc., I am not there yet personally because of these issues.

 

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freehe
freehe
12/29/2016 7:09:36 PM
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Smart Homes Can They Be Crucial
The only feature I would be interested from smart home technology would be security monitoring. Purchasing Amazon Echo, smart lighting, heating and cooling, etc. don't really solve a critical problem for me and I assume other homeowners.

These feature are nice to have but don't make homeowners lives better or easier. They will still have to program these devices, monitor them and pay maintenance cost for them.

Until these companies show why homeowners cannot live without smart homes the adoption of smart homes will be slow.

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freehe
freehe
12/29/2016 7:06:59 PM
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Smart Homes Not Crucial
The problems I see that have prevented smart homes from being crucial are:
  • Describing the technology and terminology in layman's terms.
  • Explaining why smart homes and smart homes technology are better than the existing products that some homeowners' problems (security monitoring, video camera surveillance, dogs, clock alarms, smart phone features (alarm, links to video and data, video and data streaming, etc.)
  • Solving a problem that homeowners have that has not already been solved by another product.
  • Improving on existing products to develop a new product.

 

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freehe
freehe
12/29/2016 7:00:39 PM
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Re: Hiring a product
@faryl, good point, I hadn't thought of it that way.

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faryl
faryl
12/29/2016 6:58:16 PM
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Hiring a product
I like the idea of viewing it as "hiring an object" to do "smart jobs". I think part of what will make smart homes crucial will be people growing accustomed to relying on the features they provide. Similar to microwaves, wireless networks, and even dvrs- as people adjust to the benefits smart homes can offer, these features will start to at least be perceived as crucial. My sense is that we're still a few years out from this though.

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