Nearly three quarters of the Dutch population use smart devices – Statistics Netherlands
Refrigerators, ovens, speakers, lighting and much more can be connected to the internet. These devices send and receive data online. Taken altogether, these are referred to as the Internet of Things or the Internet of Everything. Nearly three quarters (72 percent) of the Dutch population aged 12 years or older indicated in 2020 that they had such a ‘smart’ device or system at home. 59 percent had a smart water, gas or electricity meter at home that can be read remotely. Over a quarter used a smart thermostat and two in ten a virtual assistant (e.g. Siri, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Bixby) that can be controlled via an app or a smart speaker.
Lighting, smart plugs or other systems for smart living as well as smoke detectors, security cameras or other security systems are less commonly used: 14 and 11 percent, respectively, said they used such systems at home. Six percent had household appliances such as a robot vacuum cleaner, refrigerator or coffeemaker that were connected to the internet at home.
|Smart water, gas or
|Virtual assistant via app
or smart speaker
|Smart lighting, smart plugs or
other smart-living systems
|Smoke detectors, security cameras
or other safety systems
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