41% Plan to Buy Smart Home Devices

According to Parks Associates, 41% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a smart home product in the next 12 months, including ...

Streaming media players near 40% penetration
Streaming media players near 40% penetration

According to Parks Associates, 41% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a smart home product in the next 12 months, including 27% with high purchase intentions. The most popular devices include smart smoke/CO detectors, thermostats and lightbulbs. The research firm predicts U.S. broadband households will buy almost 55 million smart home devices in 2020.

Other findings indicate:

  • 60% of U.S. broadband households with insurance are interested in a smart home product that can detect, notify, or prevent damage or loss from water or fire or theft.
  • Approximately 75% of U.S. broadband households with insurance who are interested in smart products are willing to let the devices automatically communicate with insurance companies.
  • More than one-third of consumers in the market for a smart home device would find a recommendation from an insurance company "very important."
  • The security industry is the largest channel for smart home systems and a strong channel for numerous smart product categories, including door locks and networked video cameras.
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