Communiqué Attends The 2017 Smart Home Summit

Palo Alto, CA- Nov. 20, 2017– Last week Communiqué accompanied sister company Epproach Communications to The 2017 Smart Home Summit at the Crown Plaza in Palo Alto, CA from Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2017.


In addition to exhibiting their state-of-the-art Branded Smartphone App, the Communiqué team was delighted to have their very own VP of Products, Chris Roper, speak on the panel, “How Multi-dwelling Buildings are Expanding the Smart Home Market”.




You can read more about Chris’ participation in the panel here.


Denver Hollingsworth, Marketing Director at Communiqué, shares his  key take-aways from The Smart Home Summit:


The boom keeps booming


“Similar to what we saw when smartphones were first introduced, the Smart Home industry has begun its first big boom and you can expect it will continue to grow rapidly.”


Everyone wants to get smart


“We were amazed to see the diversity of the companies in attendance. We spoke with everyone from big companies like BMW and Amazon to city governments, and more. Smart home devices are clearly gaining interest in markets across the board.”


Spotlight’s on Smart Apartments 


“Although the conference was focused on smart homes, smart apartments were drawing lots of attention. From our experience, we attribute this to the growing recognition of smart apartment technology as a huge revenue generator. Unlike the one-time sale of self-installed smart home technology, smart apartment devices are a continued service, and therefore, are a continued source of revenue.”


Shifting Focus


“In the past, the smart home industry was driven by the desire to create the flashiest gadget. At conferences like Smart Home Summit, you’d expect to see businesses competing by rolling out their latest, most high-tech device. However this year we observed a shift in focus towards the user experience. We found that the industry players we met were less concerned about a product’s capabilities than they were with how the product can enhance the day-to-day life of the user. They wanted products and services that were intuitive and easy for people to use.”



About The Smart Home Summit


Smart Home Summit is a 2 day conference and exhibition covering the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, connected devices and its impact on the Smart Home. Come explore the opportunities and innovations that technology is bringing to the home with an extensive analysis of the Smart Home landscape.