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TBT: Smart Home Tech Through the Years at CES

Morgan Hatfield, Social Media Intern, Consumer Technology Association

Smart home device sales – including smart thermostats, smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, IP/Wi-Fi cameras, smart locks and doorbells, smart home systems, and smart switches, dimmers and outlets – will reach $4.6 billion in 2018 which is a 36 percent increase from last year, according to CTA’s U.S. Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts.

We’re throwing it back to the start of smart home tech exhibits at CES to see how this industry has evolved into the billion-dollar industry it is today:


At CES 2015, Kwikset displayed their early version of a digital door lock and the Samsung team delivered a keynote address, including a portion about their new SmartThings Hub which allowed for a full smart home integration.   


At CES 2016, the Home8 smart care systems showed off their new home care devices, and First Alert’s smart home temperature control system and Whirlpool’s smart fridge were on display.


At CES 2017, Petcube exhibited their new wi-fi enabled pet monitors, Whirlpool showed their smart washer and dryer, while Wolf Guard displayed their new smart security system.


This past year at CES, a wide variety of smart home tech appliances were showcased including the Foldimate clothes folder, Eve Aqua irrigation tracker, Aveine wine aerator, PhoneSoap phone sanitizer, Blink video doorbell, Oomi’s smart home outlets, Phillip’s SmartSleep headband, Robeau water usage monitor and Samsung smart fridge.

See the latest in smart home tech at CES 2019, January 8-11.