Home Automation Helped by Mobile Devices, NPD Says

The percentage of mobile device owners who are “aware of” home automation devices has reached 88 percent, compared to 78 percent a year ago. That’s according to stats released this week by the NPD Group, as part of the Home Automation Study.

“Mobile connectivity has enabled products from programmable thermostats to home security systems, to be controlled remotely, thus increasing their appeal and utility,” Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst, The NPD Group, said as part of the announcement.

“Another key part to this growing industry is the app ecosystem which allows consumers to use one device to monitor and control multiple products.”

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