Vivint: Pet owners’ passion may be smart home entry

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

PROVO, Utah—Pet owners’ passion “could be a significant entry point for many into the smart home … and is likely to be one of the strongest demand drivers” in coming years, according to Vivint.

Sixty percent of Americans reportedly own pets, the company said in a prepared statement, and the “passion they have for their pets … means a large market opportunity for those companies connecting pets and smart home technology.”

Smart home technology will allow owners to take better care of our pets’ “safety, health and overall care” by, for example, monitoring their activity level and food intake.