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Smart Home Connectivity: Trends in Connectivity Protocol Adoption, Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

Published: | Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research) | 30 Pages; 28 Tables, Charts & Figures | Delivery time: 1-2 business days

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Smart Home Connectivity: Trends in Connectivity Protocol Adoption, Global Market Analysis and Forecasts
Published: May 17, 2022
Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research)
Content info: 30 Pages; 28 Tables, Charts & Figures
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • List of Tables

Only with the introduction of wireless protocols to connect devices has the smart home really become viable. Prior to the launch of technologies like Wi-Fi, Zigbee, and Z-Wave, a smart home would have needed to be outfitted with cables to connect every device, making it a more expensive proposition and difficult to customize over time. The cost and work involved meant smart home devices were limited to affluent homeowners who could make such changes to their own homes.

The introduction of wireless protocols has opened the market to a wider range of consumers, including those who are not building homes from the ground up. The earliest of these protocols were Z-Wave, primarily used in security systems, and Zigbee, primarily used in smart lighting. Only in recent years have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular-based protocols been used to connect smart homes.

This Guidehouse Insights report discusses how different connectivity protocols are used in smart home settings, and how these protocols are dependent on different use cases. It also provides forecasts for expected shipments and revenues of smart home devices by primary connectivity protocol.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED:

  • Which connectivity protocols are most common in the smart home?
  • How does a smart home device's use case influence which protocol it uses?
  • What are the attributes of the main smart home protocols?
  • How are interoperability efforts developing in the smart home industry?
  • How will the different smart home protocols develop in the next decade?

WHO NEEDS THIS REPORT:

  • Consumer electronics manufacturers
  • Network and connectivity infrastructure vendors
  • Home builders
  • Industry associations
  • Utilities
Product Code: MF-SHC-22

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

  • 1.1. Introduction
  • 1.2. Market Outlook

2. Market Issues

  • 2.1. Market Overview
    • 2.1.1. Market Drivers
      • 2.1.1.1. Integration with Other Smart Home Devices Is Becoming Easier
        • 2.1.1.1.1. Amazon Sidewalk Uses Multiple Protocols
      • 2.1.1.2. The Primary User Interface Is a Bigger Driver Than the Smart Home Protocol
      • 2.1.1.3. Consumers Use Smart Home Devices as Status Symbols
      • 2.1.1.4. Energy Savings Are Still an Important Driver for Smart Home Sales
    • 2.1.2. Market Challenges
      • 2.1.2.1. Consumers Are Confused About the Meaning and Differences Among Protocols
      • 2.1.2.2. Channel Conflict Arises as Users Try to Integrate Devices with Professional Installation
      • 2.1.2.3. Smart Home Devices Are Still Perceived as More Expensive
      • 2.1.2.4. Consumers Worry About Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

3. Key Industry Players

  • 3.1. Bluetooth Special Interest Group
  • 3.2. Emerson
  • 3.3. EnOcean Alliance
  • 3.4. Nest Labs
  • 3.5. Nice/Nortek Control
  • 3.6. Schneider Electric
  • 3.7. Semtech
  • 3.8. Siemens
  • 3.9. Thread Group
  • 3.10. Z-Wave Alliance

4. Market Forecasts

  • 4.1. Forecast Methodology
  • 4.2. Global Forecasts
    • 4.2.1. North America
    • 4.2.2. Europe
    • 4.2.3. Asia Pacific
    • 4.2.4. Rest of World

5. Conclusions and Recommendations

  • 5.1. Standards Bodies
  • 5.2. Device Manufacturers

6. Acronym and Abbreviation List

7. Table of Contents

8. Table of Charts and Figures

9. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

LIST OF CHARTS AND FIGURES

  • Smart Home Device Shipments by Type, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Smart Home Device Shipments by Connectivity Protocol, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Smart Home Hub Device Shipments, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Smart Home Device Shipments by Type, North America: 2022-2031
  • Smart Home Device Shipments by Type, Europe: 2022-2031
  • Smart Home Device Shipments by Type, Asia Pacific: 2022-2031
  • Smart Home Device Shipments by Type, Rest of World: 2022-2031
  • Smart Home Device Revenues by Connectivity Protocol, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Z-Wave and Matter Network
  • Smart Home Protocol Ranges

LIST OF CHARTS AND FIGURES

  • Smart Home Device Shipments by Type, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Smart Home Device Shipments by Connectivity Protocol, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Smart Home Hub Device Shipments, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Smart Home Device Shipments by Type, North America: 2022-2031
  • Smart Home Device Shipments by Type, Europe: 2022-2031
  • Smart Home Device Shipments by Type, Asia Pacific: 2022-2031
  • Smart Home Device Shipments by Type, Rest of World: 2022-2031
  • Smart Home Device Revenues by Connectivity Protocol, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Z-Wave and Matter Network
  • Smart Home Protocol Ranges