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Our smart home research coverage examines how next-generation homes influence, and are impacted by, adjacent sectors, including energy, automotive, mobile and OTT services, robotics, and healthcare. Our future-looking content looks at friction points and drivers of market clashes as it relates to insurance, consumer convenience, infotainment, well-being, sustainability, energy efficiency, and housing.

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The Future of Smart Appliances in the Home

Smart appliances are growing in value within the wider smart home as OEMs leverage network connectivity to provide a wide range of smart functions such as: remote control, monitoring, and maintenance to the consumer, in turn providing opportunity for OEMs to improve internal and customer relationship management as well as support the development and integration of new revenue streams.

This report assesses the current smart appliance market as well as key market drivers and inhibitors. It assesses the most recent market developments across a range of appliances such as: Washing Machines, Dryers, Dishwashers and Fridges, additionally introducing new coverage of Smart Air Conditioners, Ovens and Countertop Appliances; provides case studies from appliance vendors such as: Dyson, Gourmia, Haier, Samsung and Xiaomi and gives strategic recommendations to vendors and other smart home players.


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Executive Foresights

The Case for GDPR Lifting the European Smart Home

2Q 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 29. The regulations have ramifications for any service providers, retailers, or other organizations keeping and leveraging customer data within their operations. Given the importance of data collection in driving smart home adoption, particularly in the leading North American market, it is worth considering whether the new requirement will further stymie the growth of the still nascent European smart home market.


Silicon Labs to Acquire Z-Wave

4Q 2017

Z-Wave’s guarantee of interoperability will be helpful as Silicon Labs attempts to move the protocol into wider markets that include smart homes and the IoT.

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Smart Home Data: A Golden Goose Egg or Privacy Invasion?

The smart home data feed is a resource that can be leveraged to improve, extend and drive greater revenues for those vendors accessing to the data. These can range from smart home device OEMs, to smart home system providers or third-party service providers. It is the smart home data feed that is driving much of the investment and growth in smart home development and adoption. This presentation examines the appeal and availability of smart home data and how it is shaping the smart home market.

This webinar will address the following questions:

  • What standards are supporting smart home data exchange?
  • How will value be realized from smart home data?
  • How is smart home data collection fueling smart home adoption?
  • How valuable is voice control and AI in the smart data realm?
  • Who is best placed to leverage and exploit smart home data?