According to the WiFi company Eero, houses in Atlanta have an average of 9.17 connected gadgets on a network, the highest average among the nation’s largest metro areas.
Other cities that are big on smart devices include Seattle, Denver, San Diego, and the Bay Area.
The technology analyst firm Gartner predicts that 8.4 billion connected products will be used across the world in 2017, a 31 percent increase from last year.
While the notion of a smarter home debuted in the ’60s, we’re just now seeing the realization of a more connected, tech-savvy home. Our WiFi-connected laptops and smartphones are increasingly accompanied by an armada of internet-connected TVs, entertainment consoles, thermostats, and security systems.