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On The Editor's Desk

Smart home market is growing and maturing

May 29, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

The smart home continues to grow in awareness among homeowners, with approximately 22 percent of U.S. Internet households reporting owning a smart home device in Q4 2018, up from 17 percent in Q4 2017, according to The NPD Group. Alongside ownership growth, 2018 saw an 18 percent dollar sales growth in home automation devices compared to 2017, and NPD's latest Future of Tech forecast expects the category to reach $2.5 billion by the end of 2019. According to the Connected Home Automation Report from...

home automation, NPD Group, smart home


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On The Editor's Desk

Smart home product sales soaring

February 15, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

Smart-home product U.S. dollar sales grew 57 percent in 2016 compared with the prior year, according to recent findings from market research firm The NPD Group. According to the study, security and monitoring products led the category, making up more than 60 percent of dollar share, with smart entry devices, such as smart doorbells, growing 171 percent in dollar sales and 206 percent in unit sales compared with 2015. The market research firm said awareness levels of smart home devices have fluctuated,...

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News and Notes

Hey Siri ...

March 30, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

The other night while activating my new phone, my son overheard me setting up the voice-recognition feature, dutifully repeating the set-up phrase, “Hey Siri,” which prompted sarcastic questions from him like, “Hey Dad, are you sure you know how to do that?” and “You want me to help you set that up?” And while his ribbing was good-natured, he got me thinking about how his post-Millennial generation is growing up in a world where automation and voice activation—in...

home automation, NPD Group, smart home, Voice Integration


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