<p>As the Internet of Things continues to expand, the idea of a connected home is no longer a futuristic vision, decades away. In a new report, &ldquo;The Internet Of Things Comes Home, Bit By Bit,&rdquo; Frank Gillett outlines what the future of connected homes may look like and the willingness of consumers to adopt the technologies.</p>
<p>While there is clear enthusiasm from consumers, there is one fundamental problem that vendors must address as they design for the future: Consumers don&rsquo;t want a smart home; they want a smart product to solve a specific problem.</p>
<p>Frank writes, &ldquo;When a consumer simply needs to make sure that the lights are on or the door is locked, they see an integrated connected-home solution as dramatic overkill. Instead, as consumers add individual smart products to address additional problems, they will realize new tasks that this combination of gadgets could address &mdash; if only the solutions were able to communicate and interoperate. This realization by customers will create demand for federation among smart products.&rdquo;</p>
<p>Read a full copy of the report <a href=”http://www.forrester.com/The+Internet+Of+Things+Comes+Home+Bit+By+Bit/fulltext/-/E-RES102361″>here</a>.</p>