Friday, November 17, 2017

Millennials, Amazon Prime Members to Drive CE/Smart-Home Purchases this Holiday

Voice-control systems such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomePod will be popular smart-home purchases this 2017 holiday season ... but not as popular as video doorbells.

IoT research firm Parks Associates says 9% of U.S. broadband households report "high intentions" to purchase a voice-enabled system over the holidays, compared to 14% who plan to buy a smart doorbell.

The popularity of Wi-Fi doorbells could put the category on pace to drive "similar adoption levels of smart thermostats and connected lighting products," says Parks SVP Elizabeth Parks. 

From the article "Millennials, Amazon Prime Members to Drive CE/Smart-Home Purchases this Holiday" by Julie Jacobson.

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