Unlocking the smart home: An examination of factors influencing smart lock adoption intention

Stanislav Mamonov, Raquel Benbunan-Fich

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Abstract

Smart home technologies are a growing trend, yet little is known about factors that drive their adoption, given the spectrum of potential functional, experiential and esthetic benefits they offer. To address this gap in research, we explore the factorial structure of salient perceived benefits and concerns associated with smart locks, and we examine the effects of the emergent factors on the adoption intention. We find that while potential adopters express a broad range of perceived benefits and concerns associated with smart locks, only the perceived relative advantage of smart locks vis-a-vis conventional locks in providing safety and security is significantly correlated with adoption intention. Our results indicate that this perceived relative advantage is a critical consideration in the adoption of smart home technologies that replace existing solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication32nd Bled eConference Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society, BLED 2019 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsAndreja Pucihar, Mirjana Kljajic Borstnar, Roger Bons, Juergen Seitz, Helen Cripps, Doroteja Vidmar
PublisherUniversity of Maribor Press
Pages33-48
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789612862800
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society, BLED 2019 - Bled, Slovenia
Duration: 16 Jun 201919 Jun 2019

Publication series

Name32nd Bled eConference Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society, BLED 2019 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society, BLED 2019
CountrySlovenia
CityBled
Period16/06/1919/06/19

Keywords

  • Adoption intention
  • Influencing factors
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Smart home technology

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