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Connected Home Systems and Services: The Roundup

Abstract

This report provides a classification of IP home management systems and viewpoints and examples of players from across industries entering or already participating in the emerging market for connected IP home management systems for security, energy, lighting, and whole-house control. It includes an analysis of business models, macro trends affecting opportunity size and timing, and consumer engagement related to ownership and appeal of connected systems and services. It also features forecasts for security, energy, and home control systems with bundled services.

"The widespread adoption of smartphones, broadband services, and smart meters combined with the emergence of interoperable connected devices has created market opportunities for retailers, security service providers, and telecom and cable operators," said Tricia Parks, CEO, Parks Associates. "Consumers, at least the early adopter set, are ready to adopt home management systems and services to enhance their lifestyle."

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Table of Contents

The Bottom Line

1.0 Purpose of Report

  • 1.1 Scope of Report
  • 1.2 Defining the Approach to Business Models
  • 1.3 Source of Information

2.0 Macro Trends Driving IP Based Home Systems?Why Now?

  • 2.1 Integration across Categories: Age of Majority for Home Networks
  • 2.2 Expanding User Interface Options
  • 2.3 IP Connections and Standards
  • 2.4 Motivations for Conservation
  • 2.5 The "i" Generation Comes of Age
  • 2.6 A Changing U.S. Real Estate Market and Purchasing Attitudes
  • 2.7 New Revenues Opportunities for Mature and Underserved Markets

3.0 IP Home Security and Today's Current Market Penetration

  • 3.1 A Summary of Today's Security Market
  • 3.2 The Hardware Manufacturers
  • 3.3 Today's Monitored Security Broadband Household
  • 3.4 Consolidation across Security
  • 3.5 Home Automation as Enhancements for Security
  • 3.6 Selected Technology Enablers
  • 3.7 The Consumer Market for IP Security Bundles

4.0 Energy Management and Services

  • 4.1 Current Energy Conservation Activities
  • 4.2 Energy Manufacturer Industry Activity

5.0 Central Control Systems

  • 5.1 Profile Information for a Selection of Central Control Manufacturers

6.0 Lighting and Other Control Manufacturers

  • 6.1 Lighting Control
  • 6.2 Control Systems
  • 6.3 Other Controllers

7.0 Industry Viewpoints on Key Issues

  • 7.1 Areas of Broad Consensus in Discussions with Companies
  • 7.2 Issues with a Notable Lack of Common Response

8.0 Connected Home Systems and Services Forecast

  • 8.1 Connected Home Service Bundle Forecasts
  • 8.2 Programmable Communicating Thermostats
  • 8.3 Central System Controller Forecast

9.0 Recommendations

10.0 Appendix

  • 10.1 Glossary
  • 10.2 Sources of Information for Parks Associates Baseline Forecast Numbers
  • 10.3 Index

Figures

  • Companies Interviewed or Profiled for Report
  • The Adoption of Home Networks 2009 - 2012
  • Penetration of Communications and Computing Products 2009 -2012
  • States in Blue Have Some Level of Restructuring
  • Ownership of Tech Products by the "i" Generation
  • The "i" Generation Views and Attitudes
  • History of New Housing Starts 1959-2010
  • History of Single Family Home Sales 1980 - 2008
  • A Generalized Perspective on Systems Revenues 2008-2012
  • Trends in Consumer CE Spending (2008-2012)
  • Security Monitoring in U.S. Broadband Households
  • SDM's Top 100 List
  • Share of Monitored Security Providers in U.S. BB HHs
  • Selected Security Provider Information
  • Segmenting Households with Professional Monitoring By Length of Contract
  • Likelihood of Discontinuing Professional Security Monitoring by Length of Service
  • Security Hardware Manufacturers' Market Share
  • Characteristics of Monitored Security Households
  • Detailed Demographics of 2012's Monitored Security Households Compared to Average Broadband Households
  • Giant Security Industry Transactions
  • Strategies for Security Providers
  • Announced and Expected Players in 2012
  • Selected Technology Platform Developers
  • Enthusiasts for Energy and Security Concepts
  • Security and Energy Enthusiasts have High Ownership of Segment Products
  • Enthusiasts Show Much Stronger Agreement with Attitudes Related to Category
  • High Appeal for Automation Correlates to Service Appeal
  • Top Service Demographic Differentiators
  • Intentions to Switch Broadband Provider for Home Management Services
  • Ownership of Selected Home Tech Products
  • Programmable Thermostat Usage 4Q 2011
  • BB HHer Activities to Reduce Energy Usage or Costs (2010-2012)
  • Energy Management Program Enrollment 2009-2011
  • The Diffusion of Smart Meters in the U.S.
  • Electricity Net Promoter Score
  • Preferred Provider for Energy Services
  • Thermostat and Energy Modeling Profiles
  • A Crestron Controlled Entertainment System, 2011
  • Control4 Smartphone Interface
  • 2011-2016 Revenues at End User Value for Central Controller and Attached UI
  • Selected Central Control Manufacturer Profiles
  • Lighting Control in U.S. Broadband Households 2012
  • Characteristics of Today's Network Security Camera Marketplace
  • Top Network Security Brands Reported Purchased by BB HHs in 2011
  • Catalysts for the Purchase of Network Security Camera
  • Areas of Majority Consensus across Connected Home Systems & Services Industries
  • Issues with A Lack of Consensus
  • Connected Home Equipment and Service Bundle Forecast
  • Model of Central Controller Forecast
  • U.S. Residential Security Landscape as of 1Q 2012
  • Forecast for Residential Security System Revenues - All Types
  • Security Service Revenues All Types in Broadband Households - Installed Base RMR
  • Forecast 2011 - 2015 for Installs Traditional Security vs. IP Connected Home Service Bundles
  • Percentage BB Households with Fee-based Security, Traditional Security, and Connected Home Service Bundles
  • % of U.S. Broadband Households with ANY Programmable Thermostats
  • Forecast for Unit Sales of Standard and Communicating Programmable Thermostats
  • Revenue Forecast End-user Value Standard and Communicating Programmable Thermostats
  • Forecast for U.S. Unit Sales of Central Controllers 2011 - 2016
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