May 3rd, 2024

Unlocking Opportunities in the Smart Home Market

The Smart home market is growing and growing. What are this years biggest opportunities for this market?

We've finally hit a point of higher adoption rates among consumers. They are starting to view smart devices as standard household items​ (Mordor Intel)​

More consumers are making increasing investments in smart home technologies. In fact the smart home market in Europe is currently experiencing robust growth and is projected to continue expanding over the next few years.

The market was valued at approximately USD 26.7 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach around USD 41.2 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 9.0%​ (MarketsandMarkets)​.

That's an incredible growth opportunity Smart Home companies can take advantage of with a strong strategy. We're going to talk through what those opportunities are and how you can take advantage of them in the best way through your marketing.

Green Energy and Sustainability:

The Opportunity:

As climate change concerns continue to drive policy and consumer choices, there will be growing opportunities in renewable energy sectors. This includes solar and wind, as well as technologies aimed at improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprints.

How to use it:

If your smart home product can enhance energy efficiency, conserve water, or deliver any environmental benefits, it's essential to highlight these features prominently in your content strategy.

As one of the most compelling selling points for smart devices currently on the market, your messaging should not only focus on the product's direct benefits but also its broader environmental impact. Here are a few strategies:

  1. Brand Alignment: Ensure the environmental claims resonate authentically with your brand's values. It's crucial that you can "walk the walk" and not just "talk the talk."

  2. Broaden the Scope: Extend the conversation beyond your product. For example, if your device saves water, discuss global water scarcity issues and promote other water conservation methods. This approach helps engage a broader audience and demonstrates your commitment to global challenges, not just product benefits.

  3. Demonstrate Value: Provide tangible proof of your product's impact. Use statistics to illustrate how much energy or water one can save and offer practical support to your customers. This could include educational content like how-to videos, demonstrating the product's use and its real-world applications.

Additionally, one of our clients, a smart switch brand, saw significant engagement from a piece of content titled "A Day in the Life of Our Head of Technology." It showcased how simple changes, facilitated by their product, led to substantial energy savings. This kind of authentic, impactful storytelling not only informs but also inspires potential customers to take action.

Remote and Hybrid Work Solutions:

The Opportunity:

The shift towards remote and hybrid work models is likely to continue. This change creates opportunities for technology firms to develop better remote collaboration tools, cybersecurity solutions, and digital infrastructure to support flexible work environments.

As well as helping customers create a healthy and beneficial working environment in their home.

How to use it:

The way we use our homes has evolved rapidly in recent years, particularly since the pandemic. This shift presents smart home brands with an opportunity to explore multiple new use cases.

Here’s how brands can effectively utilise these opportunities:

  1. Highlight Relevant Scenarios: Ensure that your marketing materials, especially lifestyle imagery, reflect this new normal. Showcasing your products in scenarios that resonate with today's living situations will help customers visualise their potential impact.

  2. Develop Case Studies: Create detailed case studies that show how your products can enhance a home working environment. show how your product can make it healthier and more efficient. Highlight specific examples where your products have made a significant difference in improving workflow and comfort.

  3. Explore Strategic Partnerships: Consider forming partnerships with industry brands that focus on home office solutions. These collaborations can offer customers integrated solutions that enhance their home office setups, adding value to their everyday lives.

By addressing these key areas, smart home brands can position themselves as essential to the evolving needs of homeowners therefore making their products more relevant and appealing.

Technology and AI Integration:

The Opportunity:

Continued advancement in artificial intelligence and machine learning will provide opportunities for businesses to automate processes, enhance customer experiences, and create more efficient systems. Sectors like healthcare, finance, and manufacturing could see significant transformations with AI-driven innovations.

How to use it:

The biggest advantage we see for smart home providers, using AI in their marketing strategy is personalisation at scale.

You still require an exceptional human touch to craft stories that resonate, establish value propositions, and define the target audience.

Once this content is created, the next step is to personalise the experience for customers of your product. Which is where AI can really help.

To illustrate, imagine creating multiple narratives and value propositions tailored to various factors pertinent to your chosen audience. You can then employ AI to deploy this exceptional content creatively, based on how each customer individually interacts with your brand. This approach not only enhances the customer experience but allows you to do so on a large scale.

Enhanced Security Features

The Opportunity:

Security remains a top priority for homeowners. Manufacturers can capitalise on this by offering advanced security systems that include facial recognition, advanced motion sensors, and integration with law enforcement or private security services.

How to use it:

If you're offering enhanced security, it’s essential to develop training and onboarding content that empowers your customers to maximise their privacy.

Many buyers worry about security, a strong focus on security can effectively lower the barriers to entry for smart home products. A strategic approach is to integrate detailed training on security best practices into your content and onboarding processes.~ This ensures that once customers purchase your product, they are well-equipped to use it securely.

Data security, often considered a dry subject, can be challenging to communicate effectively. To capture your customer's attention we recommend presenting this information in small, digestible segments, preferably through video content.

Consider gamifying the learning experience. For instance, you could offer benefits, additional perks, or even a discount voucher for completion the security training.

This approach not only engages but also educates your customers on how to enhance their security.

Our experience with numerous clients has shown that this method dramatically increases Customers buying their product over competitors.

Health and Wellness Monitoring

The Opportunity:

The pandemic has increased awareness around health and wellness. Potential Customers are interested in not only improving their own health, but the health of their family and home environment.

Smart home manufacturers have an opportunity to incorporate air quality sensors, water quality monitors, and health monitoring systems into their products.

How to use it:

Attending Health-focused events and/or engaging in social responsibility campaigns are two potent strategies for smart home manufacturers. They enhance their brand visibility and commitment to health and wellness.

By sponsoring or participating in health and wellness events a brand not only places its products directly in front of the right audience that's highly interested in health improvements. It also solidifies its reputation as a promoter of healthy living, building brand loyalty. This strategic visibility can help increase consumer trust and brand loyalty.

Consider launching social responsibility campaigns that support health and wellness in communities. This could be donating a percentage of profits to health causes or providing smart home technology to underserved areas. A company that does this demonstrates its commitment to social good and public health.

These initiatives not only help improve brand perception but also foster community goodwill. Making the brand a respected entity beyond just a commercial identity. Together, these approaches not only boost sales but also contribute to a healthier, more informed public.


The growing smart home market represents a big opportunity for businesses. Not only thrive but also redefine everyday living through technology. As adoption rates soar, consumers increasingly recognise smart devices—from voice-activated assistants to energy-efficient solutions—as essential elements of modern living.

This growth presents a unique opportunity for brands to position themselves at the forefront of innovation and sustainability. Offering products that promise convenience and contribute to a healthier planet.

At Beacon, we excel in weaving these opportunities into compelling narratives that resonate deeply with your target audience. Our strategic and creative expertise allows us to craft tailor-made marketing strategies.

We're eager to highlight the unique value of your products, driving both engagement and conversion. See how we've done this for our clients in more detail here.

Are you ready to position your brand as a leader in the smart home market? Let's create a narrative that not only tells a story but also transforms spaces. Contact Beacon today to explore how we can make these opportunities a reality for you. We'd love to bring your story to life.