We all have a friend that is first to invest in the latest tech gadget, but the exponential growth in new, innovative products across the smart home sector – from smart toilets and kettles, to smart litter bins and curtains – has left many a technophile checking their bank balance.
From hundreds of exhibitors who released or upgraded smart home products at CES 2020 earlier this year, to the smart home movers and shakers who greeted visitors at ISE in Amsterdam with their one-stop-shop smart home offering, the proliferation of new smart home products, connected to the IoT, has been startling. This has been further amplified by major tech heavyweights, including Amazon and Google, now offering comprehensive smart home offerings. But how far are we from smart, interoperable homes becoming the norm? And more importantly, what are the challenges that stand in the industry’s way?
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