My answer is “need”.
Compared with traditional home appliances, smart home equipment can not only save manpower and time, but also greatly improve biochemical quality.
Taking me as an example, when I was renovating my house early last year, I bought a lot of smart home devices, and these devices have really brought a lot of convenience in daily use.
For example, with smart lamps, you no longer need to manually control the switch, just shout, and you can use the APP to adjust the brightness and hue at will.
For example, smart toilets can automatically flush, so you no longer have to worry about the toilet seat being too cold in the winter.
Another example is smart door locks. You don’t have to worry about forgetting to bring your keys when you go out, and you don’t have to worry about a thief picking the lock without knowing it (there will be a message notification when you open and close the lock). It can also act as an electronic peephole to remotely check whether any suspicious persons are staying in front of the door.
Another example is sweeping robots, air purifiers, etc., which can not only save manpower and time, but also improve the living environment. Isn’t it wonderful?
I think everyone will say: You may need it if you have a house to live in, but do you also need it if you rent a house outside?
Here we can divide smart home devices into two categories:
One category is products that are “inconvenient to move/disassemble”, such as smart lights, smart locks, smart toilets, smart air conditioners, water purifiers, etc.;
One category is “mobile-friendly” products, such as smart cameras, sweeping robots, air purifiers, electric toothbrushes, and even smart TVs/projectors, etc.
For those who own their own homes, both of the above products can be considered; for those who rent out their homes, the second category of smart home products can also be considered.