The Connected Home

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BRINGING THE CONNECTED HOME TO LIFE

Technology is re-shaping our world with exponential speed. And the homes of the near future will be smarter, more efficient, more functional than ever before.

Almost Here

Imagine a world where every appliance monitors its own health, and maximizes energy efficiency. Where security is built into all facets of your home. Where you receive intuitive and valuable home updates that make everyday life easier. In this near future, every room of your home, its devices and its appliances will be connected to the cloud, to each other, and to you.
 

+67%

Connected-home device shipments will grow at a compound annual rate of 67% over the next five years, per BI Intelligence.

+1.8B

1.8B connected-home device units will be shipped by 2019, according to BI Intelligence estimates.

+25%

Forrester forecasts the connected-home category will total about 25% of 2015 shipments in the IoT category, increasing to 27% by 2019.

Challenge:

Enabling the Connected Home

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) comes the connected home. Your job is to design intelligent appliances that are highly functional, reliable and energy efficient.

Challenge:

Growing Demands

You need to address consumer demands for increased power efficiencies, wireless transmission, data sensing and collection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Connected Home?
A: The Connected Home is an extension of home automation and operates as a subset of the Internet of Things (IoT), where devices inside the home are connected to each other via the internet and/or via a short-range wireless mesh network and are typically operated using remote access device such as smartphone, tablet or any other mobile device.

 

Q: Is the concept of a Connected Home real?
A: There is significant growth potential in this market as market leaders such as Google, Netflix, and others have laid the foundation for many other ecosystem competitors to expand beyond home entertainment into many other areas such as smart appliances, home heating and lighting, security, and more.

 

Read More: Connected Appliances Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Connected Home?
A: The Connected Home is an extension of home automation and operates as a subset of the Internet of Things (IoT), where devices inside the home are connected to each other via the internet and/or via a short-range wireless mesh network and are typically operated using remote access device such as smartphone, tablet or any other mobile device.

 

Q: Is the concept of a Connected Home real?
A: There is significant growth potential in this market as market leaders such as Google, Netflix, and others have laid the foundation for many other ecosystem competitors to expand beyond home entertainment into many other areas such as smart appliances, home heating and lighting, security, and more.

 

Read More: Connected Appliances Frequently Asked Questions

Smart refrigerator
Refrigerators of the future will further embrace smart features in order to improve the user experience. Increased electronic functionality can enable content/inventory management directly or via an app.

Technology that Delivers

At TE, we are introducing new technologies that deliver connectivity, enhanced functionality, and reliability. Learn how our wired and wireless technologies, sensors, connectors, and more, can help you build the smart appliances of the future.

Robotic Vacuum Cleaneer
Robotic vacuum
Thermostat
Thermostat
Security System
Security system
Dishwasher
Dishwasher

Sensors are Critical

Sensors measure temperature, humidity, water level, position, vibration and more. This allows the appliances to monitor themselves and make operational adjustments or generate messages regarding their status. Sensors are mounted in various manners. They are connected to the wiring harness, and ultimately the control board, using individual terminals or multi-position connectors. 

Sensors for appliance applications
Many different sensors within appliances will provide much of the feedback necessary for implementation of the Connected Home.