According to a report by Statista, it is estimated that there were around 1.6 billion smart home devices in use worldwide at the end of 2020. This number is expected to grow to 3.9 billion devices by 2025. The most commonly used smart home devices include:
1. Smart speakers:
Smart speakers are voice-controlled devices that use artificial intelligence to control other smart home devices, play music, answer questions, and provide information.
2. Smart thermostats:
Smart thermostats use sensors and algorithms to learn your heating and cooling preferences and adjust your home’s temperature accordingly. They can also be controlled through a mobile app or voice commands.
3. Smart Locks:
Smart locks provide enhanced security to your home by allowing you to remotely lock and unlock your doors, set up temporary access codes for guests, and receive notifications when someone enters or leaves your home.
4. Smart lighting:
Smart lighting systems allow you to control the brightness and color of your lights through a mobile app or voice commands. Some systems also have motion sensors that automatically turn on lights when someone enters a room.
5. Smart cameras:
Smart cameras provide enhanced security by allowing you to remotely monitor your home through a mobile app or web browser. Some cameras also have built-in speakers and microphones for two-way communication.
6. Smart plugs:
Smart plugs allow you to control the power to your devices remotely. They can be used to turn off devices that are not in use, such as a TV or coffee maker, and also to schedule when they turn on and off.
7. Smart home hubs:
Smart home hubs provide a central location for all your smart home devices to connect and communicate with each other. They can be controlled through a mobile app or voice commands and can automate tasks such as turning on lights when you enter a room.
It is likely that more advanced and innovative smart home devices will emerge in the coming years, but for now, these devices are among the most popular and widely used in the market.