Builders see rising profits with smart home features

Economists project that single-family home starts will reach 1.7 million by 2017, and more and more of those homes will come smart home-enabled.

In fact, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), in its latest annual building survey, determined that nine out of 10 new homes come pre-equipped with a broadband connection, supporting the theory that Americans are living more of their work lives out of their homes and demanding more from their Internet connection in the course of their day. In the same study, approximately 30% of builders said they felt prewiring homes for home theater and monitored security would boost their profit potential.

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