CEA: Home Tech Installations Increased Across the Board in 2013
The Consumer Electronics Association found, in its new annual State of the Builder survey, that “all installations of home technologies in new homes increased or held constant in 2013.”
The survey found that 78 percent of new homes included structured wiring, 47 percent had monitored security, 21 percent had multiroom audio and 12 percent had home automation.
The growth came along with a general improvement of the housing market, following the collapse five years earlier.
“The market for built-in home technologies and the housing market in general are well on the road to recovery,” Chris Ely, senior manager of industry analysis, CEA, said as part of the announcement. “Several home technologies have made the transition from luxuries to standard options in the marketplace, indicating that technology remains crucial to new home construction, even as the tide of do-it-yourself solutions rises.”