We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. For more details including how to change your cookie settings, please read our Cookie Policy. Interest in products like smart speakers, lights and security systems is going high thanks to voice commands. Interest in products like smart speakers, lights and security systems is going high thanks to voice commands. One of the unexpected success stories in connected devices over the last two years has been voice-activated speakers. Though Amazon’s first Alexa-enabled device, the Fire Phone, was a flop, the Echo speaker launched a few months later became Amazon’s most innovative product since the Kindle e-reader. This spawned several copycats, including models from competitors Google and Apple that now appear to be having a big impact on smart home adoption. A paper from eMarketer shows more consumers are now aware of smart home devices. About 12 percent of consumers said in a survey that they are already using smart home products and 33 percent are very likely to use them in the future. The biggest incentive for adopting smart home technology right now is convenience and security. Products like ther...