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- 54% of homes now own at least one smart home device. Most popular: smart speakers, interactive security systems and smart thermostats.
- Smart home products with the highest demand are connected cameras, video doorbells, connected lightbulbs, and smart locks.
- “Security” and “Safety” are top of mind for American consumers, ranking higher from 2010 to 2019 on a list of rising American values.
- Consumer spending for smart home surveillance cameras is expected to reach over $9 billion by 2023.
Sources: Gartner/Iconoculture; Forbes; MarketWatch; The Verge; Statista.com; Strategy Analytics 2019
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