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Smart Homes: Will Hong Kong embrace connected living?

In Hong Kong, the adoption of smart home technology is increasing with the current household penetration rate of 20.1% in 2018. By 2022, the rate is expected to hit 33.4%. Smart homes use wireless technology to connect, collect and exchange data from a network of devices, appliances and applications.

Smart homes are changing people’s lifestyles by offering comfort, convenience, cost savings and energy efficiency. For the elderly, smart home-based remote health care technologies help monitor their health conditions in the comfort of their own homes.

Despite the purported benefits of smart home technology, there are growing concerns that it could potentially bring on cyber attacks, privacy breaches and security risks to users. How can Hong Kong bring the future to the present homes using smart technology while managing the potential risks?

Hear our panelists debate on issues such as:

  • How can industry players solve the interoperability problems of household appliances and devices to offer a seamless experience for users?

  • Can smart home technology help the elderly manage their conditions and avoid accidents?

  • How can industry players address cybersecurity and consumers’ privacy concerns?

  • Will voice-activated home automation gain momentum in Hong Kong?