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Wink claims 27% US homes smart, makes case for SHaaS

Smart home developer Wink has published a report that claims smart home devices are now in 27% of American homes. However, the report fails to define what qualifies as a smart home device – leaving us not much the wiser, and still questioning the lack of progress in the sector. In addition, the claimed price just seems to build the case for operators to move in on the smart home, offered as a service to mitigate a high upfront cost – i.e. not the Wink route to market. This issue of what qualifies as a smart home eludes both this report and the consumers it interviewed. Some 34% of those surveyed believed that it would cost $5,000 for a house…

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