Smart home kitchens are an often-under-discussed topic in the smart home space. That’s because smart home kitchens are such a hard thing to convince people of the feature and benefits of. It’s not surprising either when the biggest thing you see in the tech news are fridges with built-in TVs. Is that even necessary? Let’s discuss that further.
Smart home kitchens are about more than fridges with televisions built in. Though that might seem unnecessary, manufacturers like Samsung have refined these fridges a lot. These smart panels on the front of fridges incorporate information that you might actually need like recipes and today’s weather. AI has made its way into the smart fridge with new systems that can identify items within the fridge, and when you’re running low, these AI-powered fridges can automatically add these items to your grocery list.
The smart kitchen isn’t all about fridges, though. Things like the June oven have made a big splash in the past few years. The June Oven is a large table-top sized oven that’s powered by Android. It has various sensors built-in like scales in its feet and various thermometers. It uses these various sensors, as well as updates provided by the manufacturer online, to cook amazing food. For instance, if you want to cook a piece of salmon, the June Oven will guide you through the process and monitor the cook to deliver the best possible Salmon it can.
Of course, that’s not all you can do with an oven. Full-sized ranges now come with Amazon and Google skills and services. That may not seem like a big addition, but it’s very nice to be able to speak to your digital assistant and ask it to preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Another awesome piece of the smart home is the new Alexa enabled smart faucets. I can’t express how nice it is to be able to ask your smart home assistant to start running the water for you when your hands are covered in food. The last thing you want to be doing is touching your faucet, and other parts of your kitchen, after handling a bunch of raw chicken until you’ve washed your hands.
You need a way to bring all of this together, though. I would recommend looking into the Control4 system. A good Control4 dealer can help you integrate all of these components with the rest of your smart home. They can also help you lock down your smart home and keep your home security at the top of their mind. Which is important. Smart home security is more than simply locking your front door now. Today you have to lock down your network, too.