Digital Backsplash, Smart Lock Systems & Other Gadgets Powering Home Automation

    IntroductionHome automation technology has been around for several decades in luxury dwellings. But the industry as a whole has been slow to take off. Blame it on clunky, hard-to-use systems with sky-high prices that required professional installation and a lot of upkeep. But as smartphones and tablets become increasingly prevalent, smart home tech is becoming easier to use and dramatically more affordable. The home automation industry is projected to grow to $14.1 billion in worldwide revenues by 2018, according to ABI Research, predominantly in the United States. That would be an 11.5% increase over 2012. Here’s a rundown of some of the gadgets and gizmos coming into the home, from the luxury end to the low-cost, do-it-yourself products.  See the full Forbes article here.

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