Thursday, March 07, 2013

Study tracks popularity of security and monitoring services in broadband homes

Security and home monitoring services are popular features among UK broadband customers, according to a new report from Parks Associates.

In a study entitled 'IP Home Management Services in Europe', the market research and consulting company revealed that just under one in four UK households with a broadband connection has an electronic home security system. In France and Belgium this figure stands at one in five, while in Germany only one in 17 homes has such a system.

When it comes to ranking the most important connected home capability, 30 to 40 per cent of broadband homes in the UK, France, Germany and Belgium named smoke or fire detectors as their top choice.

The report also predicted that the UK and Spain will have more than 20 million smart energy meters by 2020, compared to over 30 million in France and Germany.

Tom Kerber, director of research, home controls and energy at Parks Associates, said: "Adoption of broadband and connected devices provides conduits for many new applications into the home and different means to connect with consumers."

From the article, "Study tracks popularity of security and monitoring services in broadband homes."

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