Target (NYSE:TGT) is putting a larger focus on connected-home product displays, which allow consumers to control and monitor their homes from their mobile phones. Displays will be put into 1,800 stores later this month.
The big-box retailer has been testing standalone connected home displays, which were pulled from the electronics department, reported the Business Journal. Target already sells brands such as Nest and Wink, which monitor everything from thermostats to locks.
Other retailers have recently created displays to highlight connected home products. For instance, Best Buy recently installed connected home departments in 400 stores, Sears launched Connected Solutions in Chicago-area stores, and last summer Home Depot started selling connected home devices.
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