Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Smart home penetration up 5% in 2015

Research from Parks Associates has found that 18 percent of US households with broadband Internet connection now have a smart home device, up from 13 percent in the second quarter of 2014. The group's Canada research arm also found that about 34 percent of Canada homes with security systems installed have smart systems that can be controlled and monitored through mobile devices. About a fifth of Canada homes with broadband also have a security system installed, according to the report.

Lack of familiarity with smart home technology and trust in a given retailer or seller can affect adoption rates. "Consumer familiarity with smart home products and services is low," said Tom Kerber, director of research at the Home Controls and Energy Group at Parks Associates. Kerber added that suppliers must teach consumers capabilities and advantages of smart home solutions.

From the article "Smart home penetration up 5% in 2015" by globalsources.com.

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