For consumers, safety is the primary motivation for purchasing a connected item.
The pandemic has placed the home at the heart of the interests of Italians according to annual research by the Smart Home Observatory, Politecnico of Milan, presented on 19 February. For consumers, safety is the primary motivation for purchasing a connected item. Growth continues for smart home speakers, still rarely used to manage other smart objects in the home; and there is an increase in the sales of household appliances, including robot vacuum cleaners and air purifiers. And for 2021 the trend is in services; as well as connected items, we shall be buying the possibility to activate emergency response in the event of danger and packages of services offered by the large scale retail, mobility and furniture sectors involving many different players.