Smart Home Day
Although we’re not yet living in the future that was promised by the 1960s American animated series called The Jetsons, it does seem like there’s more technology integrated into people’s homes than ever before in history.
These technologies include smart home speakers, cameras, security systems, video doorbells, and smart plugs that can control lights and/or appliances. And every year, it seems like there are more smart home appliances hitting the market.
It’s for this reason why the 3rd of November is now celebrated as Smart Home Day. It’s a day for people to celebrate their smart home technology and to perhaps add to it if they so desire.
The History Of Smart Home Day
It should be no surprise to anyone that this holiday was created by an association of smart home manufacturers. They created this holiday a few years ago to encourage people to purchase smart home technology and integrate it into their homes.
Smart Home Facts & Figures
Since a lot of people are on the fence about whether they want to buy smart home products or not, we thought that we’d take a few moments to list some statistics about smart home products that we feel will enable everyone to make better decisions.
- In the world, there are over 175 million smart homes.
- The United States has over 63 million connected smart homes as of 2022.
- Almost 9 out of 10 Millennials would pay extra for a smart connected home according to a recent study.
- About 40% of smart homes have at least one device that is vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
- The worldwide smart home market generates about $90 billion in revenue per year.
- In 2018, about 8 million Baby Boomers owned smart speakers.
- About 65% of Baby Boomers are willing to spend money on smart home devices for their home and garden.
- Approximately 57% of people who use smart devices say that it saves them time.
- In 2022, smart home users spent over $19 billion on security systems.
Observing Smart Home Day
How this holiday is celebrated depends really on who is celebrating it. For manufacturers and dealers, this is a day to attend expos and to encourage people to buy smart home products. For ordinary people, it’s a day to buy smart home products for the first time or to add to their smart home collection. People can also spread the word about this day using the hashtag #SmartHomeDay on social media.