Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Smart Thermostats Are Just the Beginning of Connected Homes

Recent Parks Associates research found about 50 percent of U.S. broadband households own a programmable thermostat, and 11 percent have on that can connect to the Internet. Beyond the thermostat, about 20 percent of these households own an electric or natural gas vehicle, and about 20 percent own smart lighting or door lock equipment.

"CES 2014 had many Internet-connected appliances on display that will contribute to the Internet of Things, and Parks Associates research shows growing consumer interest in these energy-saving solutions," said Tom Kerber, director or research, Home Controls and Energy, Parks Associates, in a statement.

From the article, "Smart Thermostats Are Just the Beginning of Connected Homes" by Rachel Ramsey.


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