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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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Smart Home and Mobile Device Integration

Across the smart home market the popularity and flexibility of mobile devices and their supporting app infrastructure has clearly underpinned the development of smart home functionality as an increasingly mainstream market. However as the smart home market develops, key mobile device and mobile operating systems players are increasingly leveraging their mobile device strength to stake out their own claim within the smart home market. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, and others all invested in and developed smart home strategies that will impact the landscape of the smart home market significantly.

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Assa Abloy Buys Smart Lock Pioneer August

4Q 2017

Assa Abloy is acquiring the U.S.-based DIY smart lock specialist August Home. Assa Abloy is the largest lock manufacturer in the world, with well-established consumer global brands including Yale, Schlage and Chubb Locks as well as an extensive commercial building business. August, is a pioneering DIY install smart lock pioneer. The acquisition is the latest in a string of deals, partnerships and applications underlying the growing value of smart locks within the smart home market.