Our homes are changing. With connected lighting systems, smart televisions, and self-learning thermostats, we stand at the beginning of the smart home era. The changes ahead will come at a speed we can barely imagine.
With the advent of the smart home, securing the flow of data between connected devices and the cloud becomes more and more significant. But how do we find the right balance between fostering a seamless interchange of information while minimizing security and safety risks?
The smart home will allow us to make use of our time in a much more efficient way. In the near future, a small device worn around the wrist might authenticate a user by pairing itself to a specific heartbeat. It will automatically adjust the lighting and room temperature, and play custom music based on personalized preferences and pre-configured profiles.
Devices communicating with each other will automatically adapt to constantly changing needs, increasing comfort, security, efficiency. Ultimately, smart devices have the ability to improve our well-being and even prevent sickness.
As the smart home and automation markets grow, the choices manufacturers and innovators make in design and technology become increasingly complex. In addition, increasing numbers of smart home devices are being hacked. And without plug & play features and interoperability, consumers will not adopt smart home devices. We believe that future developments and design solutions can only succeed if people feel confident that the home of the future will be safe, secure, and reliable. Bringing safety awareness to the forefront creates great opportunities for technological advancement.
DEKRA works closely with manufacturers and innovators to ensure smart products don’t just work, but work together with everything else. We guide manufacturers to excel in design, configuration, operation, and maintenance of products and stimulate standardization and conformance.
Our experts build loyal partnerships through their relentless passion for product safety and connectivity. Our customers rely on us not only for our trusted certificates, but also to help them consider all the safety aspects of every single component, every step of the way — until a product reaches its destination.
With independent product testing, we help businesses innovate and thrive in a connected world, while at the same time making it a safer place to live. We are the global partner for a safe connected world.