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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 Evolving Market for Third-Party Smart Home Platforms: Smart Home Bi-Annual Review

This semi-annual Smart Home presentation delivers our latest overview of smart home industry announcements, disruptive trends, latest research, and recommendations for smart home device and service providers.

  • Noteworthy News and Impact
  • Key Smart Home Vendor Activity
  • Opportunities
  • Disruptive Threats
  • Recommendations
  • Authors and Contacts
  • Appendix: Market Definitions
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Smart Home Voice Device Shipments Boom But It’s Not About Devices

1Q 2018

Driven by price cuts and extensive marketing as well as steadily growing consumer awareness and acceptance, voice control front-end devices saw a bumper fourth quarter. Shipments of voice control front end devices, such as Amazon’s Echo range and Google’s Home devices, grew by 189% on the previous quarter, with 2017 seeing total shipments up 159% over 2016. While such strong shipment growth has been driven by dedicated devices, the impetus behind those fourth quarter sales and the developments on display at CES in early January, underpin that the smart home voice control market is being driven by more powerful competition than device form factors. Instead, it is the platforms behind these devices that are part of a long-term play to capture an increasingly valuable smart home data stream; one that provides not just detailed insights into the homes they are in but will also be the foundation for a new generation of valuable and integrated services.

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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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Webinar

Smart Mobility, Smart Cities and Smart Home, the Holy Trinity for Automated Living?

April 26, 2018, 2 p.m.

This webinar will explore adjacencies between and synergies across the smart home, smart mobility and smart cities verticals according to functional areas linked to living, mobility, energy, entertainment and infotainment, security, healthcare, education and work. Next generation technologies like micro-grids, driverless cars, voice assistants, AI-based surveillance cams, robotics, and biometrics allow functional domains to cross over into non-native verticals to offer more seamless, holistic, complementary and automated experiences, blurring the boundaries between segments and industries.

Examples include paradigms like Car as a Living Space or Office, home-based healthcare, distributed energy generation, crowdsourcing home- or car -based surveillance cams for public use, and last but not least the Car as a Mobility Service. We will also provide examples of vendors which are well placed to take advantage of these cross vertical adjacencies.

This webinar will answer:

  • Why is the battle for the smart home important?
  • Why driverless cars will only make sense in a smart city context?
  • How will the sharing economy, asset crowdsourcing, and distributed generation paradigms transform living in the future?
  • Which are the key underlying transformational technologies?
  • Who are the key players offering cross vertical solutions?

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