Smart home technology has exploded onto the scene over the last five years and is showing no sign of stopping. According to Statista, the number of Australian households equipped with smart technology is expected to reach a staggering 9.2 million by 2027,1 and a huge 672.6 million users globally.2
With smart homes referring to any technology that can be controlled through a smartphone or computer – think heating, lighting, and security cameras, in addition to a whole host of appliances – we wanted to see where in the world has seen the largest uptake in smart home technology. As experts in home and contents insurance, we also wanted to demonstrate how smart security appliances could be useful if you ever have to make a claim for theft or damage to your home.
To gather our list of countries, we turned to Zoopla to identify which had the greatest number of listings, before narrowing them down via various features, including the mention of the words “smart”, “automated”, “security” and more.
So, read on to discover where you can find the most (and least!) technologically-advanced homes globally, and see how your home country compares.