Home Automation and Monitoring

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This study analyzes the market for home automation and home security technologies and how these two markets are increasingly intersecting with the advent of home monitoring and managed home automation services. Also central to the analysis in this report is an examination of trends in the use of cellular wireless technologies to provide backhaul communications links between security alarm panels and central monitoring stations. The analysis is intended to encompass the global market for these technologies, although most emphasis is placed on the North American and European regions, which comprise the vast majority of the market for both home automation and home security and are likely to continue to do so for the remainder of the forecast period. In addition to a qualitative analysis of the market segments, technologies, and players that comprise the home automation and wireless home security markets, a highly segmented six-year forecast for the period from 2010 through 2016 is provided in an accompanying Excel data package. Home automation system shipments and revenue are forecast by region and major market segments. Wireless security module shipments and connections, along with accompanying shipment revenue and service revenue, are forecast by region and air interface standard. Finally, the report presents survey results regarding knowledge of and attitudes about home automation technology from a US-based consumer panel.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • Top Line Forecast
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. Market Introduction
    • 1.2. Home Automation Market Defined
    • 1.3. Top-Line Forecast
    • 1.4. Market Drivers and Enablers
    • 1.5. Market Inhibitors and Hurdles
    • 1.6. Summary and Strategic Recommendations
  • 2. MARKET ISSUES
    • 2.1. Home Automation: the Challenge of Achieving Mass Market Acceptance
    • 2.2. Standards-Based, "No New Wires" Technologies
    • 2.3. Home Automation Software Platforms
    • 2.4. Automation as a Service
    • 2.5. Home Automation Segments and Use Cases
    • 2.6. Standalone, Whole-Home Automation: from Luxury to Mainstream
    • 2.7. Luxury Market: Expensive, Equipment-Centric, Proprietary
    • 2.8. Mainstream Market: Cost-Optimized, Software-Focused, Standards-Based
    • 2.9. Telco/Broadband Service Providers versus Home Security Alarm Monitoring Companies
    • 2.10. Strengths/Weaknesses of the Telco/Broadband Service Providers
    • 2.11. Strengths/Weaknesses of the Home Security Alarm Service Providers
    • 2.12. M&A Activity: Big Vendors Enter the Market
    • 2.13. Expanded Opportunities for Device Vendors and the DIY Market
    • 2.14. Smart Grid Impact on Home Automaton
    • 2.15. Home Healthcare is a Key Emerging Home Automaton Application
    • 2.16. Intersection of Cellular Wireless and Home Security
  • 3. TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
    • 3.1. Platform Strategies Enable Multi-Vendor Ecosystems to Develop
    • 3.2. Platforms for Standalone Whole-Home Automation Systems
    • 3.3. Platforms for Managed Home Automation Service Provisioning
    • 3.4. Centralized versus Distributed Systems
    • 3.5. Application Layer Technologies
    • 3.6. Standardized Application Layers in Conjunction with "No-New-Wire" Technologies
    • 3.7. XML and Platform Interworking
    • 3.8. Key Connectivity Standards Enabling Home Automation
    • 3.9. ZigBee
    • 3.10. Z-Wave
    • 3.11. HomePlug/IEEE 1901
    • 3.12. LonWorks ISI
    • 3.13. EnOcean
    • 3.14. INSTEON
    • 3.15. KNX
    • 3.16. Smartphones as a User Interface Device
  • 4. MARKET FORECASTS
    • 4.1. Forecast Methodology
    • 4.2. Luxury Home Automation Forecast Methodology
    • 4.3. Mainstream Home Automation Forecast Methodology
    • 4.4. DIY Home Automation Forecast Methodology
    • 4.5. Managed Home Automation Forecast Methodology
    • 4.6. Security Segment Cellular Embedded Module Forecast Methodology
    • 4.7. Security Segment Cellular Connection Forecast Methodology
    • 4.8. Global Annual Home Automation Shipments and Revenue by Region
    • 4.9. Global Security and Home Automation Cellular Module Shipments and Revenue by Region
    • 4.10. Global Security and Home Automation Cellular Module Shipments and Revenue by
    • 4.11. Air Standard
    • 4.12. Global Security and Home Automation Cellular Connections and Service Revenue by Region
    • 4.13. Global Security and Home Automation Cellular Connections and Service Revenue by Air Standard
  • 5. SELECT INDUSTRY PLAYERS
    • 5.1. Motorola Mobility Inc (4Home acquisition)
    • 5.2. Actiontec Electronics Inc
    • 5.3. AlertMe
    • 5.4. Alarm.com
    • 5.5. AMX
    • 5.6. Control4
    • 5.7. Echelon Corporation
    • 5.8. Exceptional Innovation LLC
    • 5.9. iControl Networks Inc
    • 5.10. Ingersoll Rand
    • 5.11. Intamac Systems Ltd
    • 5.12. LifeShield Security
    • 5.13. Intermatic Inc
    • 5.14. Lagotek Corporation
    • 5.15. Numerex Corp
    • 5.16. Portus
    • 5.17. Sigma Designs Inc
    • 5.18. Vivint Inc
    • 5.19. Xanboo Inc (acquired by AT&T)
  • 6. SCOPE OF STUDY
  • 7. SOURCES AND METHODOLOGY
  • 8. NOTES

Charts

  1. Annual Home Automation System Shipments by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  2. Annual Home Automation System Shipments by Region
  3. Annual Home Automation System Revenue by Region
  4. Annual Home Automation System Shipments by Type
  5. Annual Home Automation System Revenue by Type
  6. Security & Home Automation Cellular Module Annual Shipments by Region
  7. Security & Home Automation Cellular Module Annual Revenue by Region
  8. Security & Home Automation Cellular Module Annual Shipments by Air Standard
  9. Security & Home Automation Cellular Module Annual Revenue by Air Standard
  10. Security & Home Automation Cumulative Cellular Connections by Region
  11. Security & Home Automation Annual Cellular Services Revenue by Region
  12. Security & Home Automation Cumulative Cellular Connections by Air Standard
  13. Security & Home Automation Annual Cellular Services Revenue by Air Standard