Connected Home Systems: Smart Home Central Controllers and Platforms

This report addresses smart home central controllers and, where applicable, their cloud software platforms. It evaluates the leading controllers from security companies, broadband providers, retail channels, and custom electronics dealers. The report assesses relative strengths of key industry players as the connected home transitions from early adopters to a mass market. Areas covered include the level of consumer interest in smart home controls, barriers to adoption, channels to market, and a five-year forecast by channel.

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The Bottom Line

1.0          Report Summary

1.1          Purpose and Scope of Report

1.2          Data Sources

2.0          The Smart Home Landscape

2.1          History

2.2          Smart Home Benefits and Capabilities

2.3          Smart Home Control Types

2.3.1       Self-Contained Smart Home Controllers

2.3.2       Selected Advanced Smart Home Controller Profiles

AMX

Control4

Overview

Business Model

Architecture

Customization, Programming, and Support

Leviton Omni (formerly HAI)

Savant Systems

2.3.3       Smart Home Controllers with Cloud Components

2.3.4       Smart Home Controllers Having Cloud Software and No Monthly Fees

ReVolv

Business Model

Architecture

Customization, Programming, and Support

Staples

2.4          Smart Home Controllers with Cloud Platforms and Fees

2.5          Security Companies and Dealers

2.5.1       ADT Security/Pulse

2.5.2       Vivint

2.5.3       Security Dealers

2.6          Fee-Based Smart Home Offers

2.6.1       Comcast

2.6.2       AT&T Digital Life

2.6.3       Verizon

2.6.4       Fee/No Fee Retail Smart Home Controller

2.6.5       Lowe’s

3.0          Smart Home Cloud Software Platform Providers

3.1          Smart Home Cloud Platforms (Smart Home Platforms)

3.1.1       Alarm.com

Business Model

Architecture

Customization, Programming, and Support

3.1.2       AlertMe

Business Model

Architecture

Customization, Programming, and Support

3.1.3       Amdocs

Business Model

Architecture

Customization, Programming, and Support

3.1.4       iControl

Business Model

Architecture

Customization, Programming, and Support

3.1.5       Honeywell Total Connect

Business Model

Architecture

3.2          Devices Supported by Smart Home Cloud Platforms

3.3          Smart Home Device Cloud Platforms

3.3.1       Arrayent

Business Model

Architecture

Customization, Programming, and Support

3.3.2       Qivicon

Business Model

Architecture

Customization, Programming, and Support

4.0          The US Market for Smart Home Controllers

4.1          Today’s Channels for Smart Home Controllers

5.0          Consumer Adoption and Usage

6.0          Forecast

6.1          Methodologies and Assumptions

6.2          Smart Home Growth

6.3          Unit Sales Growth

6.4          Revenue Growth

Index

Smart Home Definitions
Examples of Interviewed/Researched Companies
General Smart Home Topology
Selected Smart Home Controller Positions
Paths to Market for Smart Home Platforms
Smart Home Capabilities over Time
Schematic AMX/Crestron, Courtesy CEPro
Control4 Architecture
Examples of Companies in the Smart Home Market with Cloud Software
Issues Facing Product and Software Platform Integration
Brands Announced with Staples Connect
Paths to Market for Smart home Platforms
Preferred Home Management Service Providers
ADT Supported Smart Home Devices 3Q 2013
Security Dealer Current and Expected Installations for Smart Home Capabilities with Security System
Examples of Broadband and Mobile Operators Offering Connected Home Systems
Smart Home Device Usage for iControl Clients
Smart Home Device Comparison
Business Model Expansion and Alternatives
Xfinity Home Supported Smart Home Devices
AT&T Digital Life Add-On Packages
AT&T Supported Smart home Devices
Verizon Supported Smart Home Devices
Lowe's Iris Supported Smart home Devices
Iris Starter Kits
Smart Home Competitive Strategies
Market Channel Examples for Smart Home Platform Suppliers
A Comparison of Connected Devices Supported by Smart Home Platforms
A Comparison of Connected Devices Supported by Smart Home Platforms (cont.)
Qivicon Topology
2013 Quick Stats on US Households and Housing
U.S. Housing Starts 1959 – 2012
Home Security System Adoption
Adoption of Security and Controls
Broadband Household Adoption of Home Security and Control Systems
Homeowners with Security Systems by Income
Smart Home Consumer Segments
Most Important Professional Monitoring Services
Home Controls Service Preferences
Consumer Smart home Business Model Preferences by Age Group
Home Management Segments
Demand for Smart Home Controls by Pricing Scenario
US Smart Home Controller Unit Sales Forecast Flowchart
US Smart Home Controller and Services Revenue Forecast Flowchart
Forecast - Smart Home Controller Penetration
Smart Home Controls Unit Sales by Type of System
Unit Sales for Security Companies and Broadband Providers
Smart Home Share of Sales by Security Companies and Broadband Providers That Sell Professionally- Security Systems
Smart Home Controller Sales by Companies Offering Self-Monitored Systems
Smart Home Controller Sales by Channel
Smart Home Controller and Installation Charges
Monthly RMR per Customer by Type of Provider
Total RMR by Channel
Total Annual US Smart Home Controller & Installed Base RMR

Publish Date: 4Q 2013

Pages: 115


Authored By:
Barbara Kraus - Director of Research
Tricia Parks - Chairman, Founder, President, and CEO

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