As we have become more and more reliant on technology in the workplace, devices and tech gadgets are also becoming increasingly commonplace at home, resulting in the smart home.
2015 has seen an eruption of ‘smart home’ technology that allows us to control aspects of our house from a tablet or smartphone, using the “internet of things.”
In the UK alone, according to a new report by Econsultancy, there are 40 million tech gadgets presently connected to the “internet of things” and this is predicted to increase more than eight fold by 2022, getting to mass adoption even faster than the smartphone.
Although some, such as the Nest Learning Thermostat, really integrate themselves into our lives at home, it may be said that other tech gadgets – such as the Smarter coffee machine – are more of an indulgence than a requirement.
Whatever the necessity – be it a little mood lighting or a security camera – you can be certain that there are tech gadgets on the market that fits the bill.
On the other hand, a different report by Deloitte shows a different picture, stating that only 3% of British households have purchased internet-connected security systems, 2% smart thermostats and 2% smart home appliances.
Paul Lee, Deloitte’s head of technology, media and telecoms research, stated that the present status is that a lot of our tech gadgets are not connected and it may be the case that some will continue to be relatively niche.