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Voice Integration and Control in the Smart Home

As with home automation, voice home control has long been the domain of high-end installer network systems and the technically savvy DIY enthusiasts. Over the past 18 months, a new generation of devices has started to come to market. These devices place voice interaction as their primary interface and primary function, not just an application among many on a device. 

These voice-first devices arrive as a new generation of low-cost, easy-install smart home devices has expanded the appeal and potential for smart home adoption.

This report examines the potential for voice control to transition from smartphone-led systems and into the smart home. It also explores the vendors and devices driving voice control to be integrated within a range of smart home devices and smart home management platforms. 

Table of Contents

  • 1. VOICE IN THE SMART HOME
    • 1.1. A Revolution in Computer Interfaces
    • 1.2. The Smart Home Market
    • 1.3. Report Definitions
    • 1.4. Integrating Voice into the Smart Home
    • 1.5. Key Smart Home Devices
    • 1.6. Smart Home Voice Control Drivers
    • 1.7. Inhibitors
  • 2. THE SMART HOME VOICE ECOSYSTEM
    • 2.1. Voice First - Voice Control Vanguard Devices
    • 2.2. Voice Control and Wearables
    • 2.3. Voice Control and Smart Home Devices
    • 2.4. Voice Control with Smart Home Hubs and Gateways
    • 2.5. Voice Control and Smart Home Platform Providers
    • 2.6. Smart Home Voice Control - Local versus Cloud
    • 2.7. Smartphones and Tablets
  • 3. KEY SMART HOME VOICE CONTROL VENDORS
    • 3.1. Amazon
    • 3.2. Alphabet (Google and Nest)
    • 3.3. Apple
    • 3.4. Microsoft
    • 3.5. Invoxia
    • 3.6. Vivint
    • 3.7. Honeywell
    • 3.8. Alarm.com
    • 3.9. NXP Semiconductors
    • 3.10. Home Automated Living (HAL)
    • 3.11. UCIC
    • 3.12. Viv
  • 4. THE IMPACT OF VOICE IN THE SMART HOME
    • 4.1. Revenue Model
    • 4.2. Voice Control Competition
    • 4.3. Securing Voice Control
  • 5. RELATED RESEARCH