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Smart Home Trends: What to Expect in 2019

The Smart Home market is always changing.  Here are four things to expect in 2019:

  1. Voice assistants: Expect to see more and more products that are compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. These products are becoming commonplace in the home.
  2. Security: Cameras are one of the highest searched and purchased smart home products. This trend is expected to continue to increase.
  3. Smart enablers: Smart enablers can be retrofitted onto a “dumb” product to make it smart. For example, iDevices offers a smart plug that you can use for lamps or small appliances to control when they turn on and off. This trend enables more products to become “smart” in the home.
  4. Smart water valves: Whole home water shutoff systems will grow in 2019 and homeowners will like the potential insurance savings they could receive by installing a smart plumbing product in their home. A large number of smart plumbing products were on display at CEDIA, a trade show for home technology products, in September. Expect more in this category in 2019.