The Smart Home market is reaching an inflection point. Service providers, including telcos, cable operators, and home security companies, as well as retailers and device OEMs alike are bringing a range of new hardware, services, and offers to market. Adding opportunity and complexity is the intersection of smart home services and ecosystems with wearables, new sensor technologies, big data and analytics, and health management services. Consumer IT heavyweights and startups alike are driving adoption with a growing range of simple to install connected device, pushing smart home services into more and more homes and forcing long standing specialists to adapt in order to compete. Surviving in the new competitive environment means staying hyperaware of a range of vectors – the latest consumer product and service trends, emerging connectivity options, product mixes, service delivery and platform approaches, and eco-system partner developments.
This sector tracks these ongoing developments to provide deep-dive supplier assessments across smart home connectivity, devices, platforms, and services. Market data is provided for shipments, installations, and revenues for smart home systems, devices, controllers, consumer appliances, and service provider verticals. This sector is particularly relevant to those who are looking to embrace the opportunity of new service markets and extended customer relationships born from advances in wireless applications and networking technologies. The smart home is a key proving ground for the consumer IoE.
Home automation is an established, albeit niche, market that is reaching an inflection point as new types of systems, such as those incorporating standards-based "no-new-wires" technologies and managed services offered by broadband service providers, join the established custom-designed and installed luxury home automation market. As this evolution progresses, there are many pressing questions about consumer preferences and activities with respect to home automation technologies and services.
Such questions include, among others: what percentage of consumers currently have a home automation system deployed? Of those who don’t have a home automation system deployed, what percentage plan to do so within the next year? Next three years? How do consumers prefer to acquire home automation technology? How much are consumers willing to pay for home automation technology? How are consumers most interested in interfacing with their home automation systems? How interested are consumers in "no-new-wires" technologies? What home automation sub-applications are consumers most interested in using?
This presentation offers the consumer survey results and accompanying analysis of ABI Research’s 2009 US Consumer Survey, with respect to consumer attitudes and activities in the area of home automation. An online survey methodology was used, with the survey conducted September 8-10, 2009 and completed by 1,001 consumers in the United States. The sample source comprised members of a leading global online market research panel that offers market researchers access to the world's most highly profiled, responsive and rigorously maintained online panel of 4.3 million active members covering 33 international panels. Survey participants were adults of at least 18 years of age and were either the sole decision-maker or shared decision-making for home automation for their home.