Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Saving Money Top Driver For Smart Home Device Purchasing

The majority (61%) of households that do not own and do not intend to purchase a smart home device could be persuaded by reduced household bills or insurance discounts, according to the study, comprising a survey of 10,000 broadband households conducted by Parks Associates.

Here are the drivers of likelihood to purchase smart home devices by those who do not have any, according to Parks:

61% -- Ability for the product to save money on bills
61% -- A discount on home insurance premium
54% -- Make smart home devices cost the same as regular products
46% -- Ability to exercise control over how data is collected or used
41% -- Ability to try smart devices at a retail location with knowledgeable staff
42% -- In-home service to set up the device and teach how to use
34% -- Ability to finance the cost at zero percent and pay over 12 or 24 months
32% -- In-home service to recommend the best smart home devices for routines and home layout

From the article "Saving Money Top Driver For Smart Home Device Purchasing" by Chuck Martin.

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