nbn survey: Our homes are getting smarter and more connected
How smart is your home? How connected are your home devices? How many devices are connected to your wifi network at any one time? nbn survey reveals that the number of connected home devices will double by 2020.
In September 2016, the nbn released research from Telsyte that indicates by 2020 the number of connected home devices will more than double with today’s average at 11 devices set to grow to 29 in four years. A remarkable 161 percent increase.
Telsyte’s “Australian IoT @ Home” Market Study 2016 predicts this is happening for a couple of reasons, including the roll-out of the nbn network across Australia which will see some four million homes connected by end of 2017 and all Australians by 2020.
Another perhaps more critical opinion is that this is due to the number of smart home devices is growing and the cost of them is coming down.
The research suggests Australian’s (47% of those surveyed) believe connecting devices like whitegoods and gardening tools will save money. Whilst more than half think it will take better care of the environment.
Foad Fadaghi, Telsyte’s principal analyst says: “Spending on smart home products is expected to increase over the coming years as consumers look to save money and improve their lifestyles. Australian households will soon be taking advantage of smart energy sensors, automated gardening systems and robot appliances, all controllable via apps on their smart devices.
“Telsyte believes fast broadband is one of the key enabling technologies that will give consumers the confidence to purchase more smart appliances for their homes”.
With devices like Belkin WEMO, Philips Hue, Air Conditioners, Cameras and other smart devices so easy to set up and use – it’s little wonder the number per household is growing.
Oh, and if you’re wondering, at my home it’s in the high 30’s peaking into the 40’s when everyone is home!
Story credit: Integrate Expo
About the author: Trevor Long
Trevor Long produces two of the most popular technology podcasts in Australia, Your Tech Life and Two Blokes Talking Tech and has been working with Integrate since 2015. He has a weekly radio show on 2UE, as well as appearances across the country and regularly provides Technology Commentary to Channel 9’s Today Show and A Current Affair. x Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave.