Built-in home technology is now firmly entrenched in new U.S. homes, according to the latest report from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which reveals that installations of all home technologies in new U.S. homes increased or held steady in 2013.
Among the most common technologies installed in new U.S. homes last year, structured wiring was the most common, with installations rising 8 percent year over year to 78 percent of new homes, according to CEA’s “12th Annual State of the Builder Technology Market Study.” Home monitoring security, up three percent to 47 percent, followed.
Home theaters, up five percent to 32 percent, ranked third. New-home installations of multi-room audio (21 percent), energy management (13 percent) and home automation (12 percent) all increased as well, while stand-alone home video surveillance systems made their first appearance on CEA’s annual survey, installed in eight percent of new U.S. homes in 2013. … (Read more)