Parks Associates research reveals 17 per cent of US broadband households own an Internet-connected entertainment device and a smart home device. The IoT research firm also notes that 13 per cent of consumers own both a connected health device and a smart home device.
“Adoption of multiple connected devices alters consumer behaviour as connectivity opens opportunities for adjacent use cases, new means of control, and extension of preferred interfaces,” said Brad Russell, Director, Connected Home Research, Parks Associates.
“Voice-enabled speakers, wearables, and remotely connected door locks, security cameras, and thermostats are starting to reach wider consumer awareness and adoption,” Russell added. “Voice has driven consumer interest in many new smart home products, and as burgeoning connected devices populate the home, the next stages of development involve integration of multiple types of input, including data from voice, displays, cameras, and sensors.”