MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Japanese consumers are concerned about hacker attacks on smart electronics in their homes. 75 percent want an automated update service that would prevent unauthorized access to data in electronic devices over the Internet. That was the conclusion of the electronica Trend Index 2020, a survey of 7,000 consumers in seven countries around the world conducted on behalf of the international trade fair electronica—including 1,000 people representing the population of Japan.
Generally speaking, 70 percent of Japanese consumers have a positive view of the latest generation of electronic devices, which are connected to the Internet. Smart-home networking is revolutionizing washing machines, vacuum cleaners and heating systems. But Japanese consumers also recognize the data risks associated with smart electronics. With that in mind, 70 percent want the option of securing their personal data themselves—instead of only relying on external security procedures.
Still, the topic of security isn’t just an issue when it comes to protecting data in electronic devices. Many Japanese also see smart electronics as a good way to reduce risk in many areas of their lives. 79 present are in favor of future electronic devices such as alert systems that make it safe for older people to stay in their own homes longer. 60 percent gave top marks to smart-home technology that electronically monitors windows, doors and shutters. And 74 percent want a car that autonomously alerts the police and reports its location when stolen.
"At the international electronics exhibition electronica from November 8–11 in Munich, the global electronics community will exchange information about the future of the networked world, and more than 2,900 exhibitors will present innovations," says Falk Senger, the Managing Director at Messe München responsible for electronica.
electronica is the worlds leading International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications. electronica has been held in Munich since 1964. www.electronica.de