Smart homes are not the next big thing; they are here already. And the rush to deliver them is only going to get more intense for builders, suppliers and installers. This graphic shows the short-term trajectory among a selection of connected home devices and systems.
Why It Matters: For the most part, the backbone of structured wiring (and similarly, household broadband access) is already in place – though ideally allowing easy updates to enable the faster data speeds required by next-gen devices. The big question going forward: What is the builder’s role in delivering smart home functionality and capabilities?