Today’s rapidly growing global network of the internet of things (IoT) devices brings with it new levels of convenience to the lives of everyday consumers.
In late 2019, one survey conducted by Parks Associates found that the average person in the U.S. owns as many as eight connected devices, and the number is expected to climb to 13 by 2022. The smart speaker market alone – Amazon Alexa and Google Home – grew from 66.7 million devices in December 2017 to 118.5 million devices just one year later. It seems just about every type of home appliance or gadget has added network connectivity in the past few years.
Everything from cars, house locks, climate control systems, and even hair straighteners are just a few examples of devices that are now connected to a network or mobile application to make life more convenient.