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Jacob Nielson , Business Development Leader for Emerson, answers industry questions prior to speaking at Smart Energy Summit   in February: What are the biggest opportunities for the smart home industry to work with the electricity industry? There are major opportunities–especially now that some of the more energy-hungry industries are adopting smart technologies. For years upgraded lighting and upgraded HVAC systems have been the answer. Now the great...
 
by Emily Shedd | Jan. 26, 2015
Tags: Internet of Things, lighting, Smart Energy Summit, smart home
In the future, broadband can serve as more than just a medium for accessing internet content. Home control, energy management, home health services, and more are on the horizon for cable operators. The goal is to use the infrastructure already in place to accomplish new and creative goals and provide services that a consumer would desire to utilize. Several executives from industry leaders met at a session entitled Coming Down the Pipe: Emerging Businesses Powered by Broadband,...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 21, 2013
Tags: lighting, thermostat
Comcast , has launched a new product under the Xfinity Home umbrella of services called Xfinity Home Control. This product is for customers who want smart home solutions like video monitoring and the ability to either schedule or remotely access lighting and thermostat controls, but do not choose the professional security monitoring that is offered with other Xfinity Home services, which are now called Xfinity Home Secure. Xfinity Home Control provides customers with the...
 
Time Warner Cable’s home automation and security system, IntelligentHome , will appear in the cable operator’s Ohio and Wisconsin service areas this month and then New York City the next couple of months. After these launches, IntelligentHome will be deployed across all of the major markets in Time Warner Cable’s footprint. The company’s executives have said on earnings calls this year that the company planned on having IntelligentHome launches wrapped up by the end of...
By Kurt Scherf, Contributor I am lumping home technologies for home security, remote control of lights, energy management, and personal safety into a broad category here, and the few paragraphs I’ve contributed don’t do justice to the development in this space. Home controls solutions have been around for decades, but one question that industry observers have been asking for years is “When is this market going to take off?” In the past couple of years, we have seen some...
 
Parks Associates projects the percentage of U.S. households with professionally monitored services will expand to 30% by 2020, with consumer demand for remote monitoring, coupled with the expanding presence of broadband service providers, driving growth in the security market. In its new report IP-based Home Monitoring: Security , which analyzes trends driving the market in 2011 and beyond, the international research firm estimates U.S. security monitoring, representing 18% of U.S....
The market for residential energy management (REM) solutions is entering a pervasive growth period characterized by the entrance of many more firms with a variety of solutions, growing consumer awareness and significantly increasing sales volumes over the next five years. Engaging consumers is critical to success in this market. Companies such as ADT, Best Buy, GE, Intel, and Verizon have entered the market from several different entry points; all have the marketing clout to educate...
 
by Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein | May. 10, 2011
Tags: lighting
Three applications will drive adoption of control systems over the next five years: energy management, entertainment systems and content control, and remote home self-monitoring. Consumers see the value in these areas, which, once established, can serve as the base for expanded control systems in the home. Parks Associates new report Home Systems: Home Controls – Analysis and Forecasts finds low consumer awareness and a shortage of affordable installation services currently...

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