Our homes today are right out of a science fiction movie. You can turn the lights on with a voice command. Adjust your thermostat from the office. Enjoy perpetually clean floors thanks to a vacuum robot. Leave the house knowing that if you forgot to close the garage door your phone will notify you... then close it for you.

Indeed, smart home technology has transformed our lives and home management by inceasing automation, energy efficiency, security, and control from any place, at any time.

According to a recent consumer survey data from Frontdoor, Inc.* most people in America use smart devices.


of today’s homeowners currently own a smart home device.*


of today’s homeowners currently own a smart home device.*

Smart home technology is here to stay and will continue to be a growing part of our daily lives.

Wall-to-Wall Technology

A smart home uses internet-connected devices that enable remote monitoring, control, and management of home systems and appliances throughout the house. As part of the internet of things (IoT), these devices often operate together, sharing consumer usage data among themselves and automating actions based on the homeowners' preferences.

It all started with the standard older-new-technologies like smart TVs, Alexa-and Siri-type devices, and home lighting controlled by photocells. But now there’s so much more and each year we see a plethora of new devices and technology.

Gen Z (born 1997 to 2013) and Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) overwhelmingly 
agree technology has made home life better.

Smart home technology has revolutionized home management in so many ways:


Automation and Control

Devices enable homeowners to automate tasks, such as adjusting thermostats, turning lights on or off, and managing home appliances. Best of all, this level of automation allows users to control their home remotely through mobile apps or voice commands.


Energy Efficiency

Smart thermostats, lighting systems, and energy monitoring devices help homeowners optimize energy usage, leading to reduced energy bills and a more eco-friendly lifestyle.


Security and Surveillance

Smart home security systems offer advanced features like remote monitoring, live video feeds, motion detection, smart door locks and alerts, enhancing overall home security and providing peace of mind.


Smart Appliances

Appliances equipped with smart technology – refrigerators, ovens, washing machines, and other devices – offer features can be controlled and monitored remotely.


Integration and Interoperability

Many smart home devices can be integrated into a single, cohesive system. Homeowners can use platforms like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple HomeKit to connect and control various devices.


Health and Wellness Monitoring

Smart home devices can contribute to health and wellness monitoring. For example, wearable devices can be connected to smart home systems to provide insights into sleep patterns, physical activity, and overall well-being


Voice Control

The rise of voice-activated assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant has made it easier for homeowners to control smart devices using voice commands.


Remote Home Monitoring

Whether you’re at work or on vacation, smart home technology allows you to remotely monitor and control your home. This includes checking security cameras, adjusting thermostat settings, and receiving alerts about any unusual activities.

Who uses smart home technology?

Take a look at how smart technology is changing our home sweet homes!

Download Now

Increasing Role in Smart Home Management

The survey highlights the most significant benefit of smart home technology— its ability to fully manage households by overseeing chores and setting preferences throughout the home. It’s transforming how homeowners approach their home chores and maintenance tasks.


of homeowners agree technology enables better connections with contractors for household repairs and maintenance.

“Our survey showed how homeowners are turning to tech to source and find their ‘roster’ of essential help around the house.” said Kathy Collins, Frontdoor’s chief revenue officer.

While technology can show you what needs to be done around the house, when it comes to getting it done, homeowners need additional help.

Only 46%

of homeowners agree they possess all the necessary tools to address most home repair needs.

Almost half (48%)

of homeowners admit feeling overwhelmed by the maintenance their home requires of them.

The survey showed homeowners need, want, and appreciate access to skilled tradesmen for what needs to get done around the house.

“We’ve seen that firsthand,” Collins continues, “with the tremendous response to the Frontdoor app giving homeowners real time video access to our Experts for help with home repair or maintenance issues.”

Smart Choice for Smart Home Help

With the Frontdoor® app, you can get help in real time. Talk to an Expert on screen to help with home repairs, maintenance, and troubleshoot your smart home devices. You can also get in-person help from a Pro and member discounts on the services and products to help keep your home running smoothly. You get:

Faster problem solving

With our Experts just a video chat away, tackling your smart home repair and maintenance to-do list has never been easier.

Trusted Professionals

Save time and stress less knowing you can rely on our national network of vetted repair Pros when you need in-person service.

Made to fit your needs

Whether you're looking for help with projects big or small, you can get unlimited video chats with our Experts for just $25/year. We're here to help you take control of your home to-do list.

Members-only perks

Members can access exclusive discounts on home services and products, home tech, appliances, and new HVAC systems (including installation, with financing options available).

Exclusive discounts available only to Unlimited members. Discounts vary by location.

*While the survey included all generations over age 18, it was Gen Z (born 1997 to 2013) and Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) who lead the way in smart home device usage.

Give us a try, for free!

Want to see how Frontdoor video chat works? Try it now, commit later, no credit card required.