Consumer demand increases for Smart Home technology

posted on Friday, 17th January 2014 by Steve May

Smart home  CEDIA  Somfy 


New statistics released by CEDIA reveal that a massive 91 per cent of UK consumers aspire to having whole house control or some form of Smart Home automation system. The news will comes as a massive fillip to CI specialists in the run up to ISE 2014.

The consumer research, carried out at The Gadget Show Live in 2013, polled over 700 consumers. The most coveted Smart home tech transpired to be automatic blinds and curtains, with 90 per cent of respondents wanting them. Outdoor speakers and audio systems (presumably multi-room?) were desired by 87 per cent. Lighting control and energy management systems followed, with 85 and 83 per cent interested respectively.

Encouragingly, 31 per cent of those surveyed would choose a home technology professional to install this type of technology. However, a large proportion of consumers said they would opt to DIY given the choice.

When quizzed on the type of existing tech they have and use at home, 65 per cent of respondents nominated their home audio system. Running the hi-fi a close second was home security, with 53 per cent saying they had a system. A further 49 per cent also claimed to have a home cinema. Interestingly the remaining 51 per cent also all wanted one, which shows interest in home theatre certainly hasn't waned.

CEDIA Executive Director in Region 1 Wendy Griffiths says she's delighted to see so many people aspire to smarter living: "We're also excited by the opportunity this presents to CEDIA members who should see the great potential available for repeat business from people who have already started to embrace automated features in their homes," she says.

For more CI trade body CEDIA visit our resouce page here. For more on blind and curtain control visit our Somfy partner page here.

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Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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