Seeing Is Believing With ‘Smart Home Technology’

More Americans are getting excited about smart home technology. Millennials and parents in particular are expressing interest in having a connected home, according to the second annual State of the Smart Home Report from Icontrol Networks.

Personal and family security are the main drivers in smart home adoption – these two factors are identified as the top reasons to purchase a connected home, per the survey.

What’s more, consumers who actually see smart home technology in action are more likely to then adopt it. A new study finds that the likelihood a consumer will buy a smart home device climbs by 93 percent among those who have seen the technology in person.

The survey also found that 42 percent of respondents said they would be most likely to incorporate smart home technology into their home when they are making renovations or upgrades, followed next by when they buy a new home (26%) or move (25%).

Source: “Consumers’ Top Five Smart Home Products,” BUILDER Online (Aug. 12, 2015)