Germans are taking to smart home applications like intelligent lamps and lights and smart heating thermostats. Almost one in three (31%) of more than 1000 people surveyed by Germany’s digital association Bitkom said they use at least one such app. That’s up from 26% in 2018.
“Smart home technologies are increasingly attracting interest and give people better security, a higher quality of life and more efficient energy use” says Bitkom President Achim Berg. “Smart technologies have big potential for home applications, especially in light of current societal developments.
The majority of users (80%) operate their applications from their smart phones (2018: 76%). Voice control has increased by 7%: 44% of people now operate their smart home systems with Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod and others, compared to 37% in 2018.