The connected home is still more popular with classic early adopters than with mainstream consumers, according to Forrester.
Just 1 or 2 percent of people have connected devices to control lighting, climate, energy, appliances and home monitoring, Forrester found. About a third of them say they are interested in connecting their homes, but almost half say they are not interested.
The most popular connected home device is security systems, according to Forrester. There are also electronic door locks (people can give a repair person an electronic key that expires that night or receive an alert when someone enters), garage door openers, cameras like Dropcam for baby or pet monitoring, weather stations for vacation homes, sensors like those made by Lively for monitoring the activity and health of elderly people, and a connected egg tray so people know if they need to buy new eggs.
We’ve seen smart homes on the Texas coast in some of the newest communities like Cinnamon Shore in Port Aransas.
- SmartThings opens shop for Internet of Things (news.cnet.com)
- 5 Things To Consider Before Wiring Up Your Smart Home (readwrite.com)
- SAM Smart Home Automation System And Monitoring Device (video) (geeky-gadgets.com)