The Smart Home market is always changing. Here are four things to expect in 2019:
- Voice assistants: Expect to see more and more products that are compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. These products are becoming commonplace in the home.
- Security: Cameras are one of the highest searched and purchased smart home products. This trend is expected to continue to increase.
- Smart enablers: Smart enablers can be retrofitted onto a “dumb” product to make it smart. For example, iDevices offers a smart plug that you can use for lamps or small appliances to control when they turn on and off. This trend enables more products to become “smart” in the home.
- Smart water valves: Whole home water shutoff systems will grow in 2019 and homeowners will like the potential insurance savings they could receive by installing a smart plumbing product in their home. A large number of smart plumbing products were on display at CEDIA, a trade show for home technology products, in September. Expect more in this category in 2019.