Today over 23% of homes in the US have a digitally connected device that can be remotely controlled. And IDC reports that the market for smart-home devices is expected to grow 27% year over year in 2019.
In the UK a PWC study indicated that £10.8bn would be spent on smart-home devices in 2019, and that growth shows no sign of slowing as 40% of current device owners are planning on upgrading in the next 2 years. The desire for a fully smart home remains strong.
Voice Assistants can serve as a control hub to connect sensors to cloud services and create hands-free in-home control. Some examples are:
Comfort & lighting