While I do have quite a few smart home gadgets, after making this month’s magazine I’ve realised I’m probably not using them to their full potential.
It turns out that smart speakers can do a bit more than just save your shopping list and tell you jokes about cats – although it’s worth noting that Alexa does have quite a few good ones up her artificial sleeve.
We all know what a home security camera is, and I’m sure a few of you reading this have a smart thermostat, but as the smart home market evolves, innovators are using this technology to create some weird and wonderfully useful tech.
This year’s IFA, which took place in September, was the ideal place to showcase a number of new use-cases. Along with more smart speakers than you could shake a stick at, we saw tech to help grow plants, more advancements in the health tech sector and some interesting updates to the autonomous vehicle market. You can read more about IFA 2019 in Gekko’s review in this issue.
Also this month, we catch up with TP-Link and Netatmo, who both discuss their latest smart home products. We also ponder what’s in store for the market in the near future, and found up the latest smart home tech and smartphone accessories in this issue’s sector guides.
So, make yourself comfy, have a (virtual) flick through these pages, and get yourself a healthy dose of smart home education.
In this issue:
– The Big Interview: TP-Link’s Lino Notaro
– Industry Opinions from the likes of Comms365, dynabook, Greenlight Commerce and Sennheiser
– PCR Awards 2020 announcement
– The future of the smart home market
– Gekko’s IFA 2019 review
– Dealer Discussion: What impact is smart tech
having on your business?
– Life in the Channel: Netatmo’s Sean O’Brien
– Retail Analysis: Advice on GDPR compliance
– In My Team: BT Shop
– Crowdfunding Corner
– Sector Guides: Smart Home and Smartphones & Accessories
Read PCR’s Smart Tech Special below or at https://issuu.com/bizmediauk/docs/pcr_october_2019