Smart homes and home automation are ambiguous terms used in reference to a wide range of solutions for controlling, monitoring and automating functions in the home. Smart homes and the internet of things IoT are two interconnected trends dating back to the late 1990s-2000s. Without the IoT, the ability of the internet to connect different devices and enable them to send and receive data smart homes would never have been made possible. A smart home is more sketched as home automation or assistive domotic. It refers to the use of computer and information technology to control devices and features in a home-like environment such as lighting, entertainment systems, temperature, and so on. Smart homes use the electronic networking technology to integrate various devices and appliances found in almost all homes so that an entire home can be controlled centrally or remotely as a single machine. Inside each of these machines, integrating all devices and appliances allows them to communicate with one and another through a home controller, thereby simultaneously enabling control of various machines in preprogrammed scenarios or operating modes.
This report is conducted a GlobalWebIndex’s online research among internet users aged 16-64. The interview respondents aged 16-64 and the figures are representative of the online populations of each market, not its total population. The data in this report is taken from a bespoke survey from July 2019 among 2,221 (U.S.) and 2,325 (UK) smart home product intenders aged 16-64.