Intelligent home technology – completely networked
Whether heating, security systems, or lighting – the intelligent networking of building technology, household, and entertainment systems with the internet is one of the hot trend topics in digitalization. Everything communicates with everything, all areas of life are networked with each other online and in constant dialog – the "internet of things" penetrates business and society.
It is no longer just one computer which measures, regulates, navigates, calculates, researches, documents, and communicates with us but many everyday devices have received their own technological life. The goal: managing, controlling, and automating them with different functions, simply and reliably, based on uniform communication standards which work across brands and devices.
The industry association Bitkom expects that by 2020 there will be at least one million households in Germany in which residents monitor fridges, baby monitors, or A/Cs with smart technologies via the internet. Comfortably controlled per smartphone, tablet, or remote control, home owners especially want easy-to-use solutions with a high security standard.
Automobile connectivity services in the driver's seat
Even cars are increasingly smart and connected. Equipped with internet, they are supposed to make driving more fun and safer. Benefit for the industry: they get closer to their customers digitally. Maintenance and repair recommendations, location-specific services, traffic congestion forecasts, or even music streaming services help develop attractive business segments. But here, too, transparency and privacy protection play an essential role. User information is transmitted with the prior consent of the drivers, but the data exchange happens between the devices themselves, without human interaction.
Get out of the niche
For manufacturers of cars, entertainment electronics, household appliances, building technology, or even energy suppliers and telecom providers these two markets create excellent growth opportunities. They result in ever more solutions, IT services, and business models. Essential for the future of these market segments are energy-efficient, innovative, and cost-effective connected car or smart home solutions which can be easily networked. However, the basic prerequisite for both areas is always confidential handling of data.
Together with you, syracom will analyze the requirements and expectations of your customers for intelligent home technology and connectivity services in cars, uncover barriers to use, and consider the highly sensitive topics of privacy protection and data security in the consulting process.