Indonesia’s smart home market is expected to grow by 2021% from 2026 to 20.6

In the past home security products, demand for smart products related to health and energy saving has increased after Corona 19

Indonesia smart home product market

As the time spent at home increases due to COVID-19, interest in smart home devices such as home entertainment and smart air purifiers is increasing. According to the Google Search Word of the Year report for 2021, searches for smart home devices have increased significantly since the COVID-19 pandemic. Search terms related to smart light bulbs increased by 22% and searches for smart refrigerators increased by 42%. This phenomenon is interpreted as an acceleration of digital penetration after social activity restrictions due to COVID-19 and Indonesian consumers are adapting to a hybrid lifestyle through online and offline living, an Indonesian Google marketing representative said.

Even after the Corona 19 is over, demand for smart home products is expected to continue. This is because, as smart home products raise awareness of comfortable life and enable efficient energy management through electronic devices, it can contribute to economic benefits and environmental protection in the long term. Indonesia's Ministry of Information and Communication also predicted that Indonesia's Internet of Things (IoT) market size will continue to grow from 2022 trillion rupiah in 355 to 2025 trillion dollars in 557.

According to an interview with Teguh Prasetya, president of the Indonesian IoT Association, a movement of digital transformation is taking place in all industries. He said Indonesia's IoT industry is still dominated by smartphones, but wearable devices such as home entertainment and personal health are also growing rapidly. He added that in 2020, the purchasing power weakened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which slowed down, but from 2021, when the economy started to recover, many consumers began to pay attention to smart home products. In particular, the demand for lighting, smart plugs, motion sensors, remote sensors, CCTVs, etc. is growing noticeably.

Statista predicted the average annual growth rate of the Indonesian smart home market from 2021 to 2026 at 20.6%. Sales of smart home products in 2021 were $3 million, and it is estimated that it will reach $400 million this year and reach $4 million by 700. By category, smart home appliances accounted for 2026% of the total market and home security 7%, followed by home entertainment, control devices, and lighting.

<Indonesia smart home product market size (as of Nov. '21.11)>

(Unit: million dollars)

[Source: Statista]

The trend of pursuing a smart life through smart home products can also be seen in new homes in Indonesia. Some real estate developers are marketing the smart home system as a major point when promoting housing sales. PT Sinar Mas Land is selling residences that provide CCTV, smart door locks, lighting, smoke detectors, etc., and PT PanaHome Deltamas confirmed that 18 smart homes with smart technology, including indoor air quality management systems, are being built.

<House Sales Promotion Brochure>

[Source: website of each sales company]

According to an interview with Ritchie, director of Rumah Pintar Indonesia, a smart home system provider, the implementation of a smart home system has expanded from the concept of a dwelling in the past to become a solution in modern society that pursues complex values ​​such as efficient, economical, and aesthetic. . Therefore, it is said that more new homes will introduce various and convenient smart home systems to increase their value as luxury residences. He emphasized that smart home systems should not only make life easier through automation, but also focus on eco-friendly and economical functions through energy saving functions such as power saving.

Meanwhile, Savilis Indonesia, a real estate research institute, predicts that Asia Pacific will record the largest growth of 2019% from 2025 to 31 in the smart home sector, and Indonesia is one of the countries with the largest number of smart home consumers. In particular, demand is high in major cities such as Jakarta, Bogor, Tangrang, Depok, Bekasi, and Bali, and it is estimated that more than 8,000 households are equipped with a smart home system.

Smart home product import trend

<Major smart home product import regulations and tariff rates>

[Source: INSW]

Imports of smart home products slowed down in 2020 due to COVID-19, but in 2021, it recovered to $17.0 billion, an increase of 21% from the previous year, equal to the amount of imports in 2018. Among the HS Codes, the product that occupies the largest portion is communication equipment (HS Code 8517.62), which recorded 2021% or $43.1 million in 8600. Next, CCTV-related products (HS Code 8525.80) and switchgear (HS Code 8536.50) accounted for 11.1% and 7.8%, respectively.

The main importing countries are China, Vietnam, and Thailand, and the proportion of imports from China is overwhelming enough to approach 50% of the total.

<Smart home product imports>

(Unit: million dollars)

Note: Based on the HS Code import value of the above items

[Source: Indonesia Statistics Korea]

<Major import countries for smart home products>

(Unit: million dollars)

Note: Based on the HS Code import value of the above items

[Source: Indonesia Statistics Korea]

Meanwhile, imports from Korea have been on the decline since $2019 million in 5000, and ranked 2021th with $2800 million in 11. It is estimated that Chinese products, which are relatively inexpensive, have dominated the Indonesian market, and the main imported products are communication equipment (HS Code 8517.62), electronic equipment (HS Code 8543.70), and switchgear (HS Code 8536.50).

<Korea smart home product imports>

(Unit: million dollars)

Note: Based on the HS Code import value of the above items

[Source: Indonesia Statistics Korea]

Major Smart Home Product Companies in Indonesia

One of the leading smart home companies in Indonesia is BARDI. Founded at the end of 2019, BARDI Smart Home has over 100 smart products, including smart light bulbs, smart lights and pet feeders/fountains. Most of BARDI Smart Home's products can be connected and controlled through its own application (BARDI Smart Home App Powered by Tuya), which has been downloaded over 15 times from the Google Store and iOS. In addition to BARDI, Rumah Pintar Indonesia has launched smart home products under the Arbit brand. Some of Arbit's electronic products have built-in smart plugs to connect to WiFi networks, and they sell smart door locks, smart infrared remote controls, smart curtains, and more. In the case of home security, the preference for CCTV products of the EZVIZ brand, which entered Indonesia in 2017, is high. CCTV cameras are sold for various purposes such as child protection and pet observation. In addition, Samsung products include smart refrigerators and smart plugs, and Xiaomi is selling robot vacuum cleaners and Mi TV Stick, which converts regular TVs into smart TVs.

<Smart Remote Control (BARDI)>

[Source: BARDI official website]

<Smart Light Bulb (BARDI)>

[Source: BARDI official website]

<Smart Curtain (ARBIT)>

[Source: ARBIT official website]

<Smart Door Lock (ARBIT)>

[Source: ARBIT official website]

<Smart Refrigerator (Samsung)>

[Source: Samsung official website]

<Smart TV Converter (Xiaomi)>

[Source: Xiaomi official website]


In modern residential facilities, smart home systems are increasingly being recognized as essential among the options available. This is because it can meet benefits such as health, security and energy saving beyond simple comfort. According to the Savilis Indonesia report, smart home systems mainly used in Indonesia are limited to home security fields such as CCTV and smart door locks. The president of the Indonesian IoT Association also said that smart home products consumed in Indonesia are limited due to the high price of related products. However, it is said that home security products are spreading from luxury houses in the past to the middle class, and demand for health-related products and related products will increase as awareness of energy saving increases after Corona 19. In particular, the smart air purifier is considered a promising smart home product in that it provides appropriate services by analyzing the air quality, and the smart light bulb can reduce household electricity consumption while the sensor adjusts the intensity of artificial lighting according to the intensity of natural light. .

Source: Indonesia Statistics Korea, INSW, Statista, Merdeka, Google Research, Republika, Medcom, KOTRA Jakarta Trade Center

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