The rise of the smart apartment.

Original article via Huffington Post. Click here to read.

How renters are spearheading the adoption of smart home technology (plus, a look at top rental-ready gadgets).

When we talk about “smart home technology” — or any home improvement category for that matter — the focus is usually on actual homeowners, as opposed to renters. But that excludes a huge and growing market.

Consider this: Between 2005 and 2015, the number of renters in the United States went up by nearly 9 million to a total of 43 million households nationwide, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. That was the largest gain in any 10-year period on record. And the biggest increases in renters occurred in demographics with high interest in technology, including smart home technology.

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