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17 & 18 MARCH 2020

NEC, BIRMINGHAM

Smart Home Market: What's In Store for 2019?

The International Data Corporation analyse the smart home market for 2018 and project 2019 predictions. The global smart home device market is anticipated to grow a staggering 26.9% in 2019. In terms of trends dominating the industry, paving the way is home monitoring and security which is expected to lead the device market, quickly followed by smart speakers and lighting. The main focus for 2019, will also heavily focus on customer experience and trying various devices together to form a more cohesive encounter for customers. 

SMART HOME TRENDS TO WATCH FOR

1. Sustainability and Energy saving Innovations 



With ever-rising emissions and energy costs, we are more planet conscious than ever before- And smart technology can help you do your bit! Using smart technology, you can gain insights into your personal energy usage by monitoring overviews of energy consumption. 

The rise of smart lighting is also an energy efficient way to cut down on those emissions! Have you ever left the lights on when you have left the house? Using the latest LED lighting systems is more sustainable as it gives you control over lighting, even when you aren't in, with just a tap of your smartphone. 

2. Say Hello to your Smart Doorbell



Out with the old and in with the new! Due to new developments security cameras are becoming a thing of the past as smart doorbells have been introduced. Their built-in camera interface allows you to see potential intruders outside your house before entry. Smart doorbells are discrete form of door identification and are the perfect creation to allow to to feel comfortable and safe in your own home. 

3. Colourful Lighting to Set the Scene



If your planning a birthday or family event it’s likely that smart lighting was discussed to set the scene. Lights are the most affordable introductions to beginning your smart home revamp and smart light bulbs are a hot topic for home party planners. With portable and simplistic installation (like a regular light bulb), they come with an array of mood lighting options all controllable by your smartphone or voice.

 

With so many things happening in the smart home sector, and with the industry growing ever so fast, it's worth watching this space for new emerging trends!