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."