A smart home hub is hardware or software that connects devices on a home automation network and controls communications among them. Smart home hubs, which connect either locally or to the cloud, are useful for the internet of things (IoT) devices that use the Zigbee or Z-Wave protocols or Bluetooth, rather than Wi-Fi. A smart home hub usually has a built-in switch, which maintains the information necessary to determine how and where data is forwarded. Devices may also include computing resources to perform some processing tasks before data is forwarded. The associated smart home app acts as a "universal remote" for all smart home devices, allowing the owner to monitor elements of the smart home network and automate, schedule, and control tasks. Smart home hubs are able to control many smart home and IoT-enabled devices and systems, including smart sensors on thermostats, lightbulbs, outlets and switches, door locks and sensors, doorbells, garage door openers, energy monitors, and window treatments/coverings and sensors. They can also control motion sensors, flood and leak sensors, smart radios and speakers, security systems and cameras, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, irrigation controllers, fans, water heaters, and other household appliances.
The first smart home hub was launched in 2012, and was called SmartThings. The system was acquired by Samsung in 2014. Originally it was only a hardware device, however software smart home hubs have recently become available. Software-based smart home hubs unify the various smart home devices on a smartphone, reducing the need for another box on the shelf. You can find Smart Home Hub Market Size, Smart Home Hub Market Share by Access Technology, and other trends and statistics below and you can get help with additional Smart Home Hub industry market research here.
Innovations in product technology and product features are driving the global smart hubs market. The increase in per capita income and the number of dual-income households constitute the basis of increasing spending on innovative devices such as a smart home hub. The increasing number of connected devices in households, the growing popularity of voice-first technology, increasing investment in IoT by vendors, and rising push for a digital economy in developing economies are the latest trends that the market is going to foresee. The increasing clutter of smart home devices in households develops the need for a central device that can help end users control all other connected devices. The increasing acceptance of voice technology and growing investment in IoT are the latest trends that are expected to boost the smart home hub market.
Smart Home Hub is a Growing market dominated by Integrated Appliances. Integrated Appliances market share was 97% of the Smart Home Hub market in 2017. One of the biggest benefits of a smart home hub is that it can be integrated directly into other smart home features. Stand-Alone Appliances market share was 3% of the Smart Home Hub market in 2017. These solutions focus on only one security device, such as smart speakers, smart tv, smart thermostats, etc.
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