As important as tracking the technology behemoths, new start ups are bringing worthwhile solutions to the smart home market. This analysis of the start ups and the investors that are making it happen are ones to watch as their innovation enters the home.

As technology becomes further integrated into our everyday lives, smart home startups are creating a range of products and services aimed at making our homes safer, more efficient, and more connected than ever before.

We used the CB Insights database to identify 60 private companies in smart home technologies and mapped them according to 13 main categories in which they operate.

Our smart home category includes companies producing consumer-facing products that replace or augment existing home products such as appliances, with the requirement that they be connected to a smartphone or the internet, or integrate sensors and digital interfaces.

The breakdown is as follows:

  1. Energy and Utilities
  2. Smart Locks
  3. General Smart Home Solutions
  4. Kitchen and Home Appliance
  5. Home Robots
  6. Monitoring and Security
  7. WiFi and Cybersecurity
  8. Health and Wellness
  9. Alarm Systems
  10. Audio and Media
  11. Platforms
  12. Lighting
  13. Miscellaneous
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