The smart home industry is on the verge of big change. As it teeters on the cusp of moving from ‘early adoption’ status to ‘mass adoption’ status, the industry now sits on this incredible wealth of experience and knowledge. At the same time, new, cutting-edge trends such as AI and Matter are helping to bring these elements of the smart home industry closer together.

If we can put the pieces together – to get that smart home right – we can unlock great things. However, for those of us who have been in the smart home game since its inception, we know that the key to driving innovation is encouraging participation in the innovation process at every level of the organization to further scale ideas.

So, in keeping with that shared consciousness spirit, here are four trends that I see driving progress in the smart home space, and how organizations can utilize them to help stay ahead of the curve.