Smart home technology to be featured at Consumer Electronics Show

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas features connected home technology including light bulbs, thermostats, and other items that users can benefit from intsalling in their home upgrades.

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | January 6, 2015

In a sign that it is nearing the mainstream, connected home technology will be prominently featured at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The market for everything from connected thermostats to connected switches, light bulbs, beds, sprinklers, and even toothbrushes is poised for rapid growth, according to industry observers. But some difficult issues such as standards development and how to retrofit existing homes still need to ironed out.

"The killer app that provides the tipping point has not materialized," Dinesh Sharma, vice president of marketing for networked economy at SAP told USA Today. "But if you have any doubts about the market, walk down the aisle of a Home Depot or Lowe's. You see connected devices, and it's not just Nest."

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