We've all been waiting for smart home technology to really take off, but it looks like this year could truly be it.
According to a recent Smart Home Marketplace Survey from Coldwell Banker, 45% of Americans plan to buy or invest in smart home technology this year. In addition, of homeowners who said they would purchase or install these products, 65% would pay $1,500 or more and 40% said they'd pay more than $3,000.
The real estate firm also surveyed home buyers' interest in the technology. The results?
When asked about the types of pre-installed smart home technology that would be most appealing if they were buying a home, most Americans said smart security (58 percent) and temperature (56 percent).
The least popular types of smart home technology to home buyers are smart appliances (e.g., smart refrigerators, washers and dryers at 34 percent) and entertainment (29 percent).