What to know about smart home products and services
Consumers and homebuyers should be prepared to spend a lot more on smart home technology as the industry shifts toward more complex home appliances.
With the proliferation of smart thermostats and smart lights, many people are taking the plunge and purchasing more sophisticated devices.
But they are also becoming more likely to have a home that is smart enough to be controlled by a smartphone, and to have sensors and automation in place to keep their home functioning.
And the trend has been going strong.
In the past two years, more than 3.7 million smart devices have been installed in the U.S. home, according to data from the Pew Research Center, including more than 1.5 million in 2017.
The number of smart home appliances and devices in the market jumped nearly 10% in that time period.
The trend of more smart home devices and services is also driving more people to buy and install devices themselves, according, an industry report released Tuesday.
The report said there were 6.5% more smart device sales in 2018 than in 2017, and an average of 10.6% of homes have one or more smart devices installed.
The number of connected smart home systems has also increased, reaching a record 9.4 million systems, up from 5.7% in 2017 and 6.2% in 2016.
And the number of home appliances connected to smart devices has increased at an annual rate of 11.2%, according to the report.
The growth in connected home products, including home automation, automation, smart thermoregulation and smart home software has been driven by the increasing popularity of home automation and home automation systems, such as Home Hub and HomeLink.
HomeKit, the popular HomeKit-compatible smart home accessory, also is being used to connect more connected devices, and is now the most popular home automation solution, according the report, citing Nielsen Consumer Tracking.
It is also gaining traction among people who are looking for solutions to more complex issues like home automation.
The rise in connected devices and home appliances, however, is not the only change that has taken place in the home market.
The market has also been undergoing a major change with the rise of the home as a platform for new and innovative services.
The first wave of connected devices in 2017 was primarily driven by new home appliances that had an app-enabled functionality.
Today, a wide range of connected products are being built that are designed to connect home automation to sensors and other devices, such the Wink, Philips Hue and others.
Home automation products that have recently started to emerge are more focused on automation, such Aspiro Home, HomeSense, HomeSafe and SmartThings.
These devices connect to the internet and offer a home automation dashboard, as well as features that allow users to manage home automation using their smartphone or tablet.
The SmartThings and Wink home automation platforms are more geared toward automation, with their devices allowing users to remotely control appliances in a room, such a thermostat, or control lighting.
Aspire is the first home automation company to offer smart lighting control with its Smart Lighting.
Other platforms that have emerged include ZigBee Home, SmartThings Home Control, SmartRoof, and Smart Lighting Control.
In addition to these platforms, home automation is also getting a lot of attention in the media and as an industry, which has resulted in the rise in the number and popularity of products and startups.
The New York Times article, “How to find a smart home solution” highlights some of the recent products and features being developed by home automation companies and how consumers can leverage these solutions to help control their home.
Here are a few of the trends and trends we are seeing in the smart home market: