Voice Activated Home Automation systems – Multi-Housing News
privacy concerns notwithstanding, experts say voice-activated technology is expected to reach “must-have” vs. “value-add” status in the multifamily sector in the not-too-distant future.
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“I think we as an industry still have a couple of questions: first, of course, the issue of privacy and the level of consumer acceptance—not everyone is the acceptance of the voice activated at this point,” says Rick Haughey, Vice President of industry technology initiatives for the National Multi-housing Council
Recently published data from 2020 NMHC/ Kingsley Apartment Resident preferences survey, the largest survey of its kind of the query of the opinions of 370,000 apartment tenants, this was confirmed.
The newly released report says: “theWhile around a third of respondents are neutral about the fact that voice-activated technology, such as Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service or the Google home, in their homes, 43 percent said they were interested in, said this technology, and only a quarter of respondents, they were not interested. While around a quarter of respondents in the lowest income cohort, they had activated technology voice in your apartment, and half of the highest-income cohort reported that they had such technology in your apartment.”
The biggest hurdle for industry-wide deployment of privacy and the need of the industry, not to confirm, the apartment, the owner and the Manager are in conflict with data protection provisions, when it comes to who is the owner of the data collected, voice-activated smart devices, such as Alexa or the Google wizard. Also, who are the actual devices? the “All of that must still be worked out,” he said.
Generally speaking, we are about to begin the deployment of smart-home technology, such as smart locks, smart thermostats, intelligent lighting, intelligent blinds and smart glass, Haughey notes. Voice-activated technology as something that makes things easier, the next logical step, not only for multi-family resident units, but for the house administrations.
For example, Haughey says, voice-activated technology will be integrated, in building technology, so that a maintenance request was scheduled to be Hz, integrated into the property management system and tracked by smart-technology—a door, the record would, if a maintenance technician to enter and exit a unit. When the resident returned, a personal assistant may the inhabitants give a notification of the maintenance visit a lot such as Alexa acoustic notifications of package deliveries now.
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Engel & Völkers Atlanta CEO Christa Huffstickler, this year has started Alexa, such as a virtual tour guide. The Executive says, they used Alexa to home to help with things like creating a shopping list or the playback of music and thought, “Why not Alexa, help us showcase homes?”
For one, Huffstickler reasons, Alexa could help remove some of the awkwardness of the sales process, as in the case of the propresented clients an agent follow through a model home, and the agent points out the obvious things such as “the bathroom” or “this is the kitchen.”
“But it was those particular features that we wanted to make sure that the people knew, were said in the houses,” Huffstickler. For example, let potential buyers know that there are drawers, a backlit mirror in the bathroom, and soft-close. the “So we came up with this idea that we actually create a list of questions, to tell prospective consumers about the properties that we sold were, while kind, so that it has a cool interaction with a technology-type of experience,” she said.
So far, Engel & Völkers is the provision of Alexa-as-sales assistant in four of the five different municipalities of the sale, including District Lofts in Atlantic Station, a 138-acre redeveloped industrial area centrally located in Midtown Atlanta.
Huffstickler, says the industry-standard smart-tech features already included items such as smartphone-controlled Nest thermostat, where the user can control the temperature from your smart-and smart-locks connected to small cameras, to control with which the owners, all via Bluetooth. (For example, if the owner knows the dog walker the dog, the owner can give you an access code by your Desk at work to allow that the dog walker in the cleaning or service.)
If the existing technology is already intuitive, then the next-gen features are even more so. Huffstickler points to another project that your company installed Alexa in the model home tour. In A Museum space, a luxury condominium development in Midtown Atlanta, for example, the garage will open and a single Elevator for each unit owner.
the devices can also be connected to smart devices, where a user can preheat your oven on your way home or remote in the fridge, to see how much milk is left, and also the creation of shopping lists, so the owner is able to track everything, what is necessary during a connection to Alexa, the cud, recipe options and you have to go through the process of creating a meal, Huffstickler notes.
Walt Zerbe, senior director of technology & standards for the fishers, Ind.-based Custom Electronics Design &Installation Association, an industry Association, the custom technology integrators, said that while voice-activated technology is great when it works, it is not always easy.
Some of the dangers of voice-activated technology that you don’t always understand your voice, the microphones need to be installed anywhere in the normal view (corners confuse the technique), and voice-activated systems can be inflexible (&the system can respond”dining room chandelier” it but can not understand, “dining room light”, for example).nbsp;
“the technique is not easier,” , Zerbe pointed out. the “It is becoming more and more complex, since there are so many possibilities and so many things that can be put together in so many ways.”
read the December 2019 issue of MHN.
Released on Fri, 05 Dec 2019 13:32:01 +0000