Campbell, CALIFORNIA, July 31, 2014—Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2014 Home Automation and Connected Home Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey, which takes an in-depth look at the latest trends in home automation and connected home services offered via a broadband or mobile connection to the home.
“For vendors of home automation equipment and software, service providers represent a high-growth market. Where home automation services were previously limited to the North American and European markets, service providers around the world—with access to tens of millions of broadband subscribers—are now testing the waters, driven by the desire to increase ARPU,” notes Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research.
Adds Heynen: “Vendors will have to ensure their equipment and software can be tied into existing CPE and back-office management systems, and that their products adhere to the stricter guidelines expected by major service providers.”
HOME AUTOMATION AND CONNECTED HOME SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS
- 79% of operator respondents currently offer home automation services or will do so by the end of 2014, with the remaining 21% planning to offer the services by the end of 2015
- 64% of survey respondents say that increasing ARPU is a driver for deploying home automation services
- In a significant jump from last year’s survey where it ranked 5th, pricing of home automation equipment now heads the list of respondents’ deployment challenges
- Home security and energy management services are seeing early popularity with customers and will be key to expanding to other services around the home
- WiFi is the primary technology for connecting devices in the home
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For its connected home and automation survey Infonetics interviewed some of the largest service providers in the world by subscribers, capex, and revenue about their plans for deploying home automation and connected home services.
The survey provides an in-depth look at the latest trends in home automation and control, including current deployments, service deployment drivers and challenges, delivery methods, equipment, technologies and protocols, service revenue, expenditures, vendors installed and under evaluation, and top rated home automation equipment suppliers. Vendors named in the survey include: ADT, Alarm.com, Alliance Security, AT&T, Belkin, CentraLite, GE, Honeywell, iControl, Ijenko, Jaco, Kwik, Linear, MiOS, Nest, Netgear, Oplink, Pinnacle Security, Qolsys, Sagemcom, Samsung, Sercomm, SmartHome Ventures, Somfy, Tyco, ViewSonic. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
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