The next five years will see more than half of the Australian population convert their homes to smart technology, according to new research.
A new research paper from Melbourne start-up LIFX has found that Australian consumers are increasingly looking to embrace smart technology into their homes.
The paper revealed that more than half of the Aussie population intend to convert their homes to “smart” in the next five years.
Of those who intend to convert their homes in the next five years, 80 per cent identified smart lights as the priority.
The paper also pinpointed the areas already capitalising on smart technology.
According to the research, the living room is the “smartest” room in Australian smart homes at present, with 80 per cent of users having smart devices in this location.
Meanwhile, bathrooms were found to contain the least amount of smart technology among users.
Interestingly, the paper found that the master bedroom shows the most variance in smart adoption between men and women, with 76 per cent of men embracing smart home tech here, compared with 43 per cent of women.
Commenting on the findings, Marc Alexander, founder of LIFX, and Adele Locke from Mint Lighting said: “The research indicated the need to educate Aussies with the right information about how they can start their smart home journey in the most beneficial way.”
“[In terms of the adoption of smart technology] the ripple effects for emotional wellbeing within a space are profound. Movie night or dinner party? New feature art or a piece of furniture? Bed time or wake up? Creativity or relaxation? The options are endless.”