Jan 7, 2019

CES 2019: Smart doorbells ring in changes in Las Vegas

A number of firms have shown off smart doorbell products at CES, aimed at the growing smart home security market. The Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell is fitted with a microSD slot to store video in an encrypted form, but it can also be transferred to a Dropbox account or another server. Smart smoke-detector maker First Alert announced its first smart doorbell system, the One Link Bell, which it said would also work with both Amazon Echo and Google Assistant smart speakers. Industry analysts Futuresource Consulting estimated that nearly 110 million smart home devices were shipped worldwide in 2018. "Our forecasts suggest it will be knocking on the door of $10bn in trade value for 2018. Penetration rates will continue to climb, with 7% of homes worldwide having at least one smart security device installed by 2022.".

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