Smart technology has long been a staple of of high-end houses.
Affluent individuals, by virtue of luxury home amenities, have always been early adopters of the latest domestic devices and services, creating an “Internet of Things” long before we had a name for it.
But as the Internet of Things has become more egalitarian, and the market more viable, the development of connected technology has reached a torrid pace. New intelligent in-home products, from the invaluable to the outlandish, are reaching consumers on a near daily basis.
Amid all the noise, we have identified the trends which will define the smart home space for luxury buyers over the coming year.
Here Come the Hub Wars
Expect 2017 to continue the trend that closed 2016: Everyone wants to be your smart home hub solution.