Friday, March 23, 2018

New RMR Opportunity: Smart Thermostat Service?

Are smart thermostats the next subsidized security business model? Yes, according to new data from Parks Associates, which reports more than 50 percent of U.S. broadband households would be willing to pay $5 per month for a smart thermostat service that includes setup, installation, and repair/upgrades.

Parks tested multiple hardware-as-a-service scenarios in its 360 View: Energy Management, Smart Home, & Energy Providers report, and found that while consumers are generally averse to monthly fees, they are willing to pay for services with clear value that include tasks they cannot or do not want to perform on their own.

From the article "New RMR Opportunity: Smart Thermostat Service?" by Jason Knott.

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