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In 2017, CNET partnered with Coldwell Banker Real Estate to develop an industry standard for smart homes. “A true smart home should be equipped with ‘network-connected products (via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or similar protocols) for controlling, automating and optimizing functions such as temperature, lighting, security, safety or entertainment, either remotely by a phone, tablet, computer or a separate system within the home itself.”
Worldwide, approximately 12 percent of internet users worldwide already use smart home technology, while another 33 percent are “very likely” to do so.
The millennial generation is at the forefront of the smart home revolution. In 2015, more than two-thirds of all adults aged 25 to 34 were living in wireless-only households.
By 2021, smart home devices will surpass smartphones as a share of deployed connected/IoT devices.
Smart lights appear on a short list of technologies beginning to appear on many buyers’ must-have lists because of its ability to improve security and comfort and cut electricity costs.
IoT growth is higher than ever, but annual growth will begin to tail off as the market normalizes in the near future, dropping to 9 percent by 2021.
The most common smart home devices include appliances, camera systems, thermostats, security systems and lighting.
This New Smart Kitchen Gadget Has 7 Appliances In 1
The June Oven
Not only does this appliance feature more than 100 chef developed, one tap cook-programs to make your life easier, it's proven to preheat 3x faster and maintain an even temperature, making it more accurate and efficient than any other oven.
Place up to a 12"x 16" pan, 12-pound turkey, or a 12" pizza, inside and June's internal camera will "automatically recognize your food" so you don't have to worry about choosing the correct preset or fiddling with the touchscreen. Sit back, relax, and control the cooking via live video on your smartphone.
Philips Hue Smart Light Bulbs
Philips Hue White A19 60w Equivalent Smart Bulb Starter Kit (Compatible With Amazon Alexa, Apple Homekit, and Google Assistant)
Made in USA and Imported
Enhance your home with soft white lighting, controlled remotely wherever you are. Automate your lighting experience with the Philips Hue App, and ensure you never come home to a dark house.
Each kit contains 2 Philips Hue White A19 60W Energy Star Certified LED Smart bulbs (able to fit most lamps and overhead lights); Philips Hue hub that can reliably control up to 50 Hue lights without slowing your WiFi; three-year warrantee.
iRobot Roomba 850
The iRobot Roomba 690 is wifi-enabled, meaning it can connect to your phone, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant. Just use the iRobot HOME app to control when and where you want your magical housekeeping assistant to clean while you put your feet up. The low-profile design easily fits under your furniture and dirt-detecting sensors direct the Roomba to concentrate on high-traffic areas. Multi-surface brushes work on both hardwood floors and carpets, sweeping away debris trapped along walls.
When the Good Housekeeping Institute tested an older model of the Roomba a few years back, it performed the best in our robotic vacuum test, picking up 95% of the soil from the floors across two "rooms" with furniture. Testers also loved that the easy initial setup and intuitive everyday controls made programming the Roomba a breeze.
Nest Hello video doorbell looks great and works consistently well. Its optional facial recognition feature and advanced integrations with the Nest Cam IQ Indoor and Google Home speakers set this smart buzzer above the rest.
The Nest Hello is the smartest video doorbell available today, and a really solid choice for anyone -- but it's especially appealing if you're sold on a broader Google/Nest smart home.