Artur Marciniec - Fotolia
In the last week alone Exertis has signed up three vendors to bolster its smart home portfolio as it deepens its commitment to supporting the emerging technology segment.
Although the smart home market is still in its early stages, with research from Gartner indicating the user adoption rate is around the 10% mark, there is clearly going to be an acceleration in adoption at some point in the near future and the distributor is getting ready for that development.
Last week the channel player signed Yale with the security firm's Smart Living range, which includes smart home alarms, cameras and CCTVs.
It has followed that up with the double signing of Netatmo and Nanoleaf Aurora to get more coverage of the consumer electronics and smart heating spaces.
Rod Slater, head of smart tech and IoT at Exertis, said that the latest signings were both operating in growth areas, with Nanoleaf providing smart lighting and Netatmo a range of connected products, including personal weather stations and smart thermostats.
“Home security and energy have been two of the most influential drivers in the smart home market and have been top of the list for many retailers. The ability to obtain instant monitoring with high quality video direct to a mobile device from a small and convenient smart camera has clear benefits including the opportunity to prevent criminal activity. Saving energy is also top of mind for homeowners," he said.
“Smart Lighting is experiencing huge growth driven by the convenience of controlling lighting using many methods including your voice. These products add colour and beauty in a domestic setting and will appeal to the design conscious, Smart & Connected homeowner that wants to add intriguing lighting to their living space," he said of Nanoleaf.