3 Big Smart Home Trends

When it comes to home technology trends, there is much to talk about – Google, Apple, DIY, the “learning home,” protocol overload, voice and gesture control, smart TVs and so much more. But here we focus on just three important trends that should be particularly interesting to home systems integrators and other professionals involved in home technology.

First, we address the connected-home architecture, namely, how it is shifting from local integration to a more distributed, cloud-enabled model.

Then we discuss the very real “threat” of mass-marketed DIY solutions, reminding the industry that security is still driving both the DIY and professional installation market. In particular, new alarm-verification requirements at the local level will keep security and home technology professionals very relevant for a long time.

Finally, it’s good to know that home builders are back. After a brief hiatus, they now are embracing technology again and heavily marketing the connected home.

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