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In smart homes, there are problems such as insufficient interoperability between products and inconvenient control. However, under the background of the concept of IoT becoming more and more popular, the industry is increasingly demanding the realization of product interconnection between brands, and smart homes in the future. Cross-border cooperation between enterprises and the Internet will be a market trend.
The article was published in Nanjing Daily, authored by Wang Juan; edited by China Merchants Building Materials Network for industry reference.
In recent years, the smart home market has grown rapidly and has been in hot condition since 2014. In recent years, from the current market sales situation, a single home appliance or household products can no longer meet the needs of consumers’ overall consumption. Along with the iterative update of the Internet of Things technology, users have increased their demand for smart packaging products, and smart homes such as smart air conditioners, smart hoods, smart curtains, and smart door locks have begun to enter ordinary homes.
With the popularity of smart packaged products, the demand for product interconnection between brands across the open IoT platform is growing.
Home appliances and home products are connected by the network
Smart packaged products are popular
More smart home products are emerging, and smart phones are gradually emerging in the market. Home consumption boom. According to a person from the Nanjing Home Improvement Association, “In this year’s decoration samples of various decoration companies, the selection of home appliances for middle-aged and elderly customers is relatively traditional. The purchase of these two types of products is mostly carried out separately. But some young people, especially technology & squo; enthusiasts & rsquo;, more respect for smart packaging products.
Mr. Liu, who is currently renovating at home, admits that he is going to get married early next year and the new house is being renovated. However, compared with the parents, it is no longer limited to the purchase of a single smart home appliance, but the entire house to achieve intelligent cloud control, including smart curtains, lighting, indoor background music, fresh air system, water purification system, security system And other modules, I hope to achieve a variety of remote control functions through a mobile phone.
The overall sales data from Suning’s online and offline line for the past year also shows that thanks to Suning’s smart logistics and intelligent shopping guide services, in the smart home, it is rich in “black technology” product sales. It has an upward trend in comparison with previous years. In addition, from the sales data of five-star stores, smart air conditioners that can sense indoor humidity and temperature account for 20% of the total sales volume, and there is an upward trend. At the same time, the recent hot-selling products also have intelligent range hoods that can automatically sense the fume with WiFi control.
Industry insiders pointed out that as smart homes are increasingly concerned by consumers, on the one hand, they show the market potential of smart homes, and also encourage the industry to upgrade more diverse services to meet customer spending. demand.
“Let a lot of friends, few enemies
Open platform to achieve interoperability of brands
Users enjoy the joy of smart home, smart home “The cumbersome wisdom function, the complexity of the operation, and the incompatibility between multiple product platforms are gradually exposed. The development of smart home products in China is “Hundreds of flowers, but it is limited by the product planning and development of their respective brands. At present, they are still in their respective closed states. To avoid the shackles of their own affairs, they must achieve interoperability.
Obviously, existing businesses have sniffed business opportunities. In view of the non-interoperability and low intelligence of the smart home platform, Haier Smart Home has effectively solved the problem of interoperability of cross-category and cross-brand smart home appliances by virtue of its advantages in software, hardware, platform and resources.
Not long ago, with the launch of the Xiaomi IoT (Internet of Things) developer program, Xiaomi IoT platform will soon be connected to different categories and brands to access the perfect Internet of Things. Integrate the intelligent and humanized technologies of different brands into the daily life of users. With the words of Lei Jun, chairman and CEO of Xiaomi Technology, it is: “Let a lot of friends, there are few enemies.
As of November 2017, Xiaomi IoT already has more than 400 partners including China Mobile, Microsoft Xiaobing, Siemens, Philips and Supor. At the same time, after more than three years of growing together with Xiaomi IoT, Xiaomi Ecological Chain Company, including Zi Mi, Huami, Zhimi, Ninebot, and Small Ants, also rank among the unicorn companies. In the future, Xiaomi IoT will face more third-party brands with a fully open mind.
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