National Smart Home Day Marked by Joint Live Video Stream
Created by several top manufacturers to raise awareness among homeowners, vendors and dealers, the first annual Smart Home Day is Nov. 3.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — What does the smart home have in common with fried clams, orange blossoms, popcorn, the periodic table and ferrets? Well, come Nov. 3 the smart home will join these and the other legions of things that have been granted a spot on the National Day Calendar.
Manufacturer brands from across the custom smart home and home entertainment industry will participate in a joint live video stream to mark the first annual National #SmartHomeDay, according to a press release.
The live video feed will begin at 10 a.m. EST and be publicly viewable on National Smart Home’s Facebook page.
Founding member brands will spend 10-20 minutes each to share their “origin story” and provide an overview of their product solutions for homeowners. Custom installers will also take part in the live stream providing helpful tips for a successful smart home.
“This unprecedented Facebook live is a way for brands and dealers to speak directly to homeowners,” says Matt Montgomery, co-founder of Tym. “Knowing what’s out there and what’s possible will help them make informed choices for their own home.”
Montgomery will serve as an on-air host along with Michael Restrepo of Restrepo Innovations and Rob Skuba of The Tech Reps. The hosts will be onsite at the Rayva showroom in New York to introduce each brand segment and moderate questions and answers with viewers on Facebook.
National #SmartHomeDay is being sponsored by NationalSmartHome.org a new brand agnostic online resource for homeowners that provides free resources to learn about current technical standards, understand terminology, discover brands and find local custom installers.
A new report by safesmartliving.com, coinciding with the National Smart Home Day announcement, includes the following compilation of markets statistics showing the current state of the connected home:
- 81% of smart home users said they would be more apt to purchase a home that had connected technology. (CNET)
- The U.S. is the largest consumer of smart home technology with a market volume of $23.5 billion in 2019, followed by China with $12.9 billion and Japan with $4.19 billion. (Statista)
- Revenue in the smart home market amounts to US$23.5 billion in 2019 (up 15.4% from 2018).2
- 43% of smart home technology users are 18-34 years old. (Digital Media Solutions)
- The most popular products in 2019 are video entertainment (43%) followed by smart speakers (17.3%) and home monitoring and security (16.8%) while lighting and thermostat were lower on the list with 6.8% and 2.3% respectively. (Digital Media Solutions)
- The average monthly savings from using smart home products is $98.30, which adds up to an average of $1,179.60 per year. (Dream Home Inspection)
- In 2017, 80% of broadband households with 10 or more smart home devices have professionally monitored security. (Parks Associates)
- In 2017, 66% of broadband households have interactive services attached to their security system. (Parks Associates)
For more reporting on the smart home market, products and use cases, go here.
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