The Intel Tiny Home is meant to serve as a “living lab” for builders to learn about the interoperability of the explosion of home technology now on the market.
Its inception began with a survey, which tapped into Americans’ thoughts on what the industry would look like ten years from now. And according to the majority of those surveyed, the future of the smart home is looking fantastic.
That survey, “Architecting the Future of the Smart Home,” shows 7 in 10 Americans, or 68 percent, believe that smart homes will be just as commonplace as smartphones by 2025. And about the same number expect at least one smart home device to be in every American home in the next decade.
“When we looked at those statistics, we were shocked,” says Danielle Mann, marketing manager for Intel.
These shocking statistics have led to the creation of something new and exciting for the smart home industry, the crafting of a techie haven where builders can learn about the future of connected devices.
Intel aimed to thwart these frustrations with the tech included within its four walls.
These technologies include smart lights, thermostats, outlets, camera doorbells, water and motion sensors, as well as automation profiles to interconnect all of these devices.
An example of Intel’s interconnectivity goals is showcased in the fact that the tiny home includes smart lights by Philips Hue, Cree and Osram, but allows them to all sync together through a singular platform, known as the Open Interconnect Consortium.
“There’s a limited appetite for 20 different platforms for 20 different devices,” says Levy. “But Intel gets it and that’s why they retrofitted the house the way they did.”
Another key feature in the tiny home is Intel’s extensive focus on security and biometrics with its “True Key” facial recognition technology, which syncs up with locks and lights as well to fully protect the home.