Smart technology usage in the UK has risen in recent years and is projected to break through the mainstream even more in the coming years. According to data presented by TradingPlatforms.com, smart home penetration in the UK is projected to reach 63% by 2025 while the number of smart home users in the UK is projected to pass 10M users in 2021.
Smart Home Penetration Rate To Rise to 63% in 2025; Control & Connectivity Segment To Reach Almost 80%
Smart technology has broken through the mainstream in the most developed markets around the world including the UK. In 2020 smart home penetration rate was recorded at 32.9% which is projected to rise to 37.4% in 2021. By 2025, smart home penetration rate in the UK is projected to reach an impressive 63%.
Out of the 6 main smart home segments, Control & Connectivity had the largest penetration rate in 2020 with 20.57%. The segment includes services that are part of a home’s intelligent network such as smart speakers, central control and communication units, programmable control buttons and smart plugs. The segment is projected to reach a penetration rate of just under 80% by 2025.
Control & Connectivity Segment Generates Most Revenue and Has Most Users
In 2020, there were 9.6M smart home users in the UK and is expected to grow to 18.7M by 2025 at a CAGR of 14.27%. The Control & Connectivity segment actually had more users on its own than homes that fully qualify as a smart home. In 2020 there were 6M users of Control & Connectivity technology which is projected to increase to 23.7M by 2025 at a CAGR of 31.62%.
Smart home revenue amounted to $5.29B in 2020 and is projected to increase by an estimated 29% in 2021 to $6.8B. From 2020-2025 smart home revenue is projected to have a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 17.63% reaching almost $12B in 2025. Revenue from the Control & Connectivity segment was also the highest in 2020 amounting to 1.58B and expected to rise by 30% in 2021 to $2.06B. The Smart Appliance segment was the only other segment to generate more than $1B in revenue, generating $1.4B in 2020.
“Smart technology is becoming more and more ubiquitous in countries like the UK and the smart home ecosystem is expanding at an impressive pace. Further development in the industry however still has a direct relationship with the speed of 5G implementation. Nevertheless, smart homes are no longer “the future of homes” but are rather starting to become a reality of the present.”