We started the week knowing the predictions of IDC in reference to the smart home automation market in 2019. According to the data, sales of smart speakers are expected to grow by 26.9% compared to last year.
That is, this year 2019 could sell a total of 832.7 million units of accessories, gadgets and smart devices for the home. Moreover, it is even known that the category of home monitoring and security will continue to dominate the home automation market with 140.3 million units sold in 2019.
The category that will occupy the second place in terms of popularity will be smart lamps and bulbs and home speakers with 56.9 million and 144.3 million units respectively.
These are the data for home automation in 2019
Jitesh Ubrani, IDC’s research director, explained that Google and Amazon have been the two companies that have grown the most in 2018. But the main objective this year should be “to create a more cohesive experience” between different services.
“THE YEAR 2018 WAS FOCUSED ON BRINGING THE PRODUCTS TO THE HOMES OF CONSUMERS, AND BOTH AMAZON AND GOOGLE HIGHLIGHTED IN IT THANKS TO THE SALE OF INTELLIGENT LOW-COST SPEAKERS AND MULTIPLE PACKAGES IN ALL CATEGORIES OF DEVICES. HOWEVER, THE YEAR 2019 WILL BE ABOUT UNITING THE DEVICES TO FORM A MORE COHESIVE EXPERIENCE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, INCORPORATE ADDITIONAL SERVICES. ”
While Google and Amazon are expected to continue to dominate the market, IDC has also wanted to warn that Apple will also grow over the next few years through the popularity of its ecosystem with iOS and macOS. As well as the availability of services and apps of the company of the bitten apple to promote the sale of products compatible with HomeKit